Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-LeeName: Tim Berners-Lee

Born: June 8, 1955 in London, England

Computer related contributions

Publications

  • 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 Polit├ęcnica 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.

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