Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Robert Cailliau
Born: January 26, 1947, in Tongeren, Belgium
- Belgian informatics engineer and computer scientist who, together with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, developed the World Wide Web.
- During his military service in the Belgian Army he maintained Fortran programs to simulate troop movements.
- How the Web Was Born: The Story of the World Wide Web, James Gillies, Robert Cailliau (2000).
Honors and awards
- ACM Software System Award (with Tim Berners-Lee).
- Christophe Plantin Prize, Antwerp.
- Médaille Genève Reconnaissante (with Tim Berners-Lee).
- Commander in the Order of King Leopold (awarded by King Albert II of Belgium).
- Honorary citizenship of the city of Tongeren.
- Gold Medal of the Flemish Academy of Sciences and the Arts.
- Dr. Hon. University of Liège (with Tim Berners-Lee).
- Ehrenpreis Best of Swiss Web.
- Internet Hall of Fame by the Internet Society.
"When we have all data online it will be great for humanity. It is a prerequisite to solving many problems that humankind faces."