Victor is in the Inventor's Hall of Fame as the man who revolutionized the Internet. While Lawrence himself might not necessarily be a household name, his invention of signal processing in telecommunications has had far-reaching impact
An electrical engineer who spent the majority of his career at Bell Laboratories, Lawrence's work essentially made the modern Internet we know today possible. He improved Internet transmission, made high-speed connections more widely available, and kick-started the spread of the web globally. Lawrence was born in Ghana, and said that one of his driving passions right now is to bring Internet access to the world's developing countries. He has been instrumental in trying to extend high-capacity fiber optic cable along Africa's west coast.