IEEE World Forum of IoT (Internet of Things) honored Professor Mario Gerla and his collaborators, Eun-Kyu Lee, Giovanni Pau, and Uichin Lee at the Network Research Lab (NRL) with a plaque for the most cited/most influential paper in the first conference. (2014) The paper, titled “Internet of Vehicles: From Intelligent Grid to Autonomous Cars and Vehicular Clouds”, is a remarkably forward looking paper. Five years later, their cutting edge research is coming to fruition in both the industry and research activity, like Stanford’s Platform. It is a testament to the research Mario, his students, and his colleagues conducted at NRL on the Internet of Things. Gerla’s family has graciously agreed to give the plaque commemorating the award to the Department. It will be placed in the Chair Room. (