Name: Tim Berners-Lee
Born: June 8, 1955 in London, England
Computer related contributions
- Invented the World Wide Web (WWW)
- Proposed hypertext
- Created the first website
- Founded the World Wide Web Consortium
- The World Wide Web
- Weaving the Web
- World-Wide Web: Information Universe
Honors and awards
- One of only six members of the World Wide Web Hall of Fame.
- Won the Kilby Foundation's "Young Innovator of the Year" Award.
- Received also the Software System Award from the Association for Computing Machinery
- Awarded with an honorary doctorate from the University of Essex.
- Time Magazine named Berners-Lee one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th century.
- Awarded an honorary degree from The Open University as Doctor of the University.
- Elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Received the Computer History Museum's Fellow Award, for his seminal contributions to the development of the World Wide Web.
- Named as the first recipient of Finland's Millennium Technology Prize, for inventing the World Wide Web.
- Appointed to the rank of Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (the second-highest class within this Order that entails a knighthood) by Queen Elizabeth II
- Presented with an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Lancaster University.
Named Greatest Briton of 2004
- Received the Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award.
- Received the Order of Merit, becoming one of only 24 living members entitled to hold the honour, and to use the post-nominals 'O.M.' after their name.
- Awarded the 2008 IEEE/RSE Wolfson James Clerk Maxwell Award, for "conceiving and further developing the World Wide Web".
- Awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Manchester.
- Awarded an honorary doctorate by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
- Elected member of the United States National Academy of Sciences.
- Received the Webby Award for Lifetime Achievement
- Awarded an honorary doctorate by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- One of the first three recipients of the Mikhail Gorbachev award for "The Man Who Changed the World"
- Awarded with an honorary Doctor of Science degree from Harvard University
- Inducted into IEEE Intelligent Systems' AI's Hall of Fame for the "significant contributions to the field of AI and intelligent systems".
- Inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame by the Internet Society.