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Biography for Tim Berners-Lee

First Name: Tim
Last Name: Berners-Lee
Title: Director and Inventor of the World Wide Web
Date of Birth: 08/06/1955
Place of Birth: London.England
Family: Tim Berners-Lee is the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, Senior Researcher at MIT's CSAIL where he leads the Decentralized Information Group (DIG), and Professor of Computer Science at Southampton ECS.A graduate of Oxford University, England, Tim Berners-Lee holds the 3Com Founders chair and is a Senior Research Scientist at the Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is co-Director of the new Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI) and is a Chair in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southampton, UK. He directs the World Wide Web Consortium, founded in 1994In 1989 he invented the World Wide Web, an internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing while at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory. He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. His specifications of URIs, HTTP and HTML were refined as Web technology spread.In 2001 he became a fellow of the Royal Society. He has been the recipient of several international awards including the Japan Prize, the Prince of Asturias Foundation Prize, the Millennium Technology Prize and Germany's Die Quadriga award. In 2004 he was knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth. He is the author of "Weaving the Web. Source: World Wide Web Consortium website (
Spouses: Nancy (current) Jane (previous)
Children: 2 children (unknown)
Awards: 1995: Kilby Foundation's "Young Innovator of the Year" Award ACM Software Systems Award (co-recipient) Honorary Prix Ars ElectronicaDistinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society1997: Awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE)IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award Duddell Medal of the Institute of PhysicsInteractive Services Association's Distinguished Service AwardMCI Computerworld/Smithsonian Award for Leadership in Innovation International Communication Institute's Columbus Prize1998: Charles Babbage awardMountbatten Medal of the National Electronics CouncilLord Lloyd of Kilgerran Prize from the Foundation for Science and TechnologyPC Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award in Technical ExcellenceMacArthur FellowshipThe Eduard Rhein Technology AwardHonorary Fellow, Institution of Electrical Engineers1999: Named "One of the 100 greatest minds of the century" by Time MagazineWorld Technology Award for Communication TechnologyHonorary Fellowship, The Society for Technical Communications 2000: Paul Evan Peters Award of ARL, Educause and CNIElectronic Freedom Foundation's Pioneer AwardGeorge R Stibitz Computer Pioneer Award, American Computer Museum Special Award for Outstanding Contribution of the World Television Forum2001: Sir Frank Whittle Medal, the Royal Academy of EngineeringFellow,Royal SocietyMember, American Academy of Arts and Sciences2002: Japan Prize, the Science and Technology Foundation of JapanPrince of Asturias Foundation Prize for Scientific and Technical Research (shared with with Larry Roberts, Rob Kahn and Vint Cerf)Fellow, Guglielmo Marconi FoundationAlbert Medal of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Art, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)2004: Knighted (KBE) by H.M. the Queen for services to the global development of the Internet Millennium Technology PrizeSpecial Award of the American Society for Information Science and TechnologyMember, American Philosophical Society2005: Common Wealth Award for Distinguished Service for Mass CommunicationsDie Quadriga AwardFinancial Times Lifetime Achievement Award 2006: President's Medal, the Institute of Physics 2007: Awarded the Order of Merit by H.M. the QueenCharles Stark Draper Prize, National Academy of EngineeringLovelace Medal, British Computer SocietyD&AD President's Award for Innovation and CreativityMITX (Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange) Leadership AwardForeign Associate of the National Academy of Engineering Honorary Degrees: Parsons School of Design, New York (D.F.A., 1995) Southampton University (D.Sc., 1995)Essex University (D.U., 1998)Southern Cross University (1998)Open University (D.U., 2000)Columbia University (D.Law, 2001)Oxford University (D.Sc., 2001)University of Port Elizabeth (DSc., 2002) Lancaster University (D.Sc., 2004)
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