Timothy John Berners-Lee Edit Profile
Bachelor with honors, Queens College, Oxford University, England, 1976. Doctor of Fine Arts (honorary), Parsons School Design, New York City, 1996. DU (honorary), Essex University, 1998.
DU (honorary), Southern Cross. University, 1998; DU (honorary), Open University, 2000. DLaw (honorary), Columbia University, 2001.
Doctor of Science (honorary), Southampton University, 1996. Doctor of Science (honorary), Oxford University, 2001. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Port Elizabeth, 2001.
With Plessey Telecommunications Ltd., Dorset, England, 1976—1978, D.G. Nash Ltd., Dorset, England, 1978—1980. Independent consultant software engineer European Organization of Nuclear Research, Geneva, 1980, fellow, 1984. Technical design consultant Image Computer Systems Ltd., 1981—1984.
Director World Wide Web Consortium, Laboratory Computer Science (W3C) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, since 1994, 3Com Founders chair & senior research scientist, Laboratory Computer Science & Artificial Intel. Laboratory (merged Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)), since 1999, head, Decentralized Information Group (DIG). Founding director Web Science Trust (WST), since 2009.
Appointed to head Institute of Web Science, Britian, 2010. Speaker in field; professor computer science department University Southhampton, 2004. Director World Wide Web Foundation, since 2008.
Fellow: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, World Technology Network, Royal Society (Royal medal 2000), Institute Electrical Engineers (honorary), British Computer Society (Lovelace medal 2007). Member: National Academy of Sciences (foreign associate), National Academy of Engineering (Charles Stark Draper prize 2007), American Philosophical Society, American Academy Arts & Sciences.
Recipient Young Innovator of Year, Kilby Foundation, 1995, honorary Prix Ars Electronica, 1995, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications award, 1997, Duddell Medal, Institute Physics, 1997, Distinguished Service award, Interactive Services Association, 1997, MCI Computerworld/Smithsonian award for Leadership in Innovation, 1997, Columbus prize, International Communications Institute, 1997, Charles Babbage award, 1998, Mountbatten medal, Electrical Council, 1998, Lord Lloyd of Kilgerran prize, Foundation for Science and Technology, 1998, Lifetime Achievement award in Technology Excellence, PC Magazine, 1998, The Eduard Rhein Technical award, 1998, World Technical award for Communications Technology, 1999, Paul Evan Peters award of Association of Research Libraries, Educause and CNI, 2000, Pioneer award, Electrical Freedom Foundation, 2000, George R. Stibitz Computer Pioneer award, American Computer Museum, 2000, Special award for Outstanding Contribution, World television Forum, 2000, Sir Frank Whittle medal, Royal Academy Engineering, 2001, Japan prize, Science and Technology Foundation Japan, 2002, Albert medal, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Art, Manufactures and Commerce, 2002, Fellow award, Computer History Museum, 2003, Millennium Technology Prize, Finnish Technology Award Foundation, 2004, Special award, American Society Information Science and Technology, 2004, Common Wealth award for Distinguished Service for Mass Communications, 2005, Die Quadriga award, 2005, Institute Physics President's medal, 2005, Finance Times Lifetime Achievement award, 2005, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell award, 2008, Pathfinder award, Harvard Kennedy Sch Government, 2008, Webby awards, Lifetime Achievement award, International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, 2009. Fellow Guglielmo Marconi Foundation, 2002. MacArthur fellowship, 1998, Honorary Fellowship, Society Technology Communications, 1999.