Tim Berners-Lee
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Description

A graduate of Oxford University, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, an internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing while at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory, in 1989. He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. His specifications of URIs, HTTP and HTML were refined as Web technology spread.

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) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he also heads the Decentralized Information Group (DIG). He is also a Professor in the Electronics and Computer Science Department at the University of Southampton, UK.

He is the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a Web standards organization founded in 1994 which develops interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software, and tools) to lead the Web to its full potential. He was a Director of the Web Science Trust (WST) launched in 2009 to promote research and education in Web Science, the multidisciplinary study of humanity connected by technology.

Tim is a Director of the World Wide Web Foundation, launched in 2009 to coordinate efforts to further the potential of the Web to benefit humanity.

He has promoted open government data globally and is a member of the UK's Transparency Board.

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 and in 2007 he was awarded the Order of Merit. In 2009 he was elected a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences. He is the author of "Weaving the Web".


Lectures:

panel
flag Big Graph Data Panel
as author at  11th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Boston 2012,
together with: Frank van Harmelen, John Giannandrea, Mike Stonebreaker, Bryan Thompson,
1096 views
  lecture
flag The Semantic Web in 2022
as author at  What will the Semantic Web Look Like 10 Years From Now?,
217 views
panel
flag The Emergence of Web Science
as author at  World Wide Web (WWW) Conference, Madrid 2009,
together with: Nigel Shadbolt (chairman), Michael L. Brodie, Ricardo Baeza-Yates,
210 views
  keynote
flag Reflecting on the last 20 years and looking forward to the next 20
as author at  World Wide Web (WWW) Conference, Madrid 2009,
432 views
panel
flag Web 20th Anniversary Panel
as author at  World Wide Web (WWW) Conference, Madrid 2009,
together with: Wendy Hall (chairman), Robert Cailliau, Vinton G. Cerf, Dale Dougherty, Mike Shaver,
98 views
  lecture
flag The Role of Semantic Web in Web 2.0: Partner or Follower?
as coauthor at  5th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Athens 2006,
together with: Mark Greaves (coauthor), Tom Gruber (coauthor), Benjamin Grosof (coauthor),
1004 views
interview
flag Interview with Tim Berners Lee - inventor of the WWW
as interviewee at  5th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), Athens 2006,
together with: Marko Grobelnik (interviewer),
4506 views
  lecture
flag The Semantic Web
as author at  MIT World Series: The Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT (2004),
240 views