Sir Tim Berners-Lee

 

 

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He is the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a Web standards organization founded in 1994 and a Director of the World Wide Web Foundation.

 

A graduate of Oxford University, Sir Tim invented the Web while at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory. He is the 3Com Founders Professor of Engineering in the School of Engineering with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he co-leads the Decentralized Information Group (DIG). He is also a Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Oxford, UK. He is President of and founded the Open Data Institute in London.

 

In 2001 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 2004 he was knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth and in 2007 he was awarded the Order of Merit. In 2013, Sir Tim, along with Vinton Cerf, Robert Kahn, Louis Pouzin and Marc Andreesen, was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for "ground-breaking innovation in engineering that has been of global benefit to humanity." On 4 April 2017, Sir Tim was awarded the ACM A.M. Turing Prize.