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Robert Metcalfe

Born: Apr 7, 1946

Birthplace: Brooklyn

Profession: Businessperson

Nationality: United States

Robert Metcalfe

Date of Birth : Apr 7, 1946
Birth Place : Brooklyn

Robert Melancton "Bob" Metcalfe is an electrical engineer from the United States who co-invented Ethernet, founded 3Com and formulated Metcalfe's Law. As of January 2006, he is a general partner of Polaris Venture Partners. Starting in January 2011, he holds the position of Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director of Innovation at The University of Texas at Austin.


  • Businessperson
  • Engineer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Computer scientist
  • Electrical engineer

Also known as

  • Bob Metcalfe
  • Robert Melancton Metcalfe
  • Robert M Metcalfe

Awards Won

  • National Medal of Technology and Innovation
  • IEEE Medal of Honor
  • Marconi Prize
  • Grace Murray Hopper Award
  • IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal
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