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inventor , research scientist , writer

Timothy John Berners-Lee, British inventor of world wide web, research scientist, writer. Achievements include writing the first World Wide Web server, "httpd", & the first client, "WorldWideWeb" a what-you-see-is-what-you-get hypertext browser/editor which ran in the NeXTStep environment in 1990; invention of the World Wide Web in 1991; knighted (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004.

Background

Berners-Lee, Timothy John was born on June 8, 1955 in London.

Education

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.

Career

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.

Achievements

  • Achievements include writing the first World Wide Web server, "httpd", & the first client, "WorldWideWeb" a what-you-see-is-what-you-get hypertext browser/editor which ran in the NeXTStep environment in 1990. Invention of the World Wide Web in 1991. Knighted (KBE) by Queen Elizabeth II in 2004.

Works

Membership

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.