Dr. Lawrence Landweber's first networking project in 1977, TheoryNet, involved an email system for theoretical computer scientists. In 1979, he proposed and later led the establishment of the Computer Science Network (CSNET) project. The goal of CSNET was to build a network for all U.S. university and industrial computer research groups. By 1984, over 180 university, industrial, and government computer science departments were participating in CSNET. His team also developed one of the first Internet protocol implementations (1981-84, IBM VM systems). Read Dr. Landweber's full bio here.