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British computer scientist, inventor of the World Wide Webwd:Q80
country of citizenship:
native language: English
educated at: The Queen's College, Emanuel School
occupation: computer scientist, physicist, programmer, university teacher, web developer, engineer
award received: Prix Ars Electronica, W. Wallace McDowell Award, Eduard-Rhein Technology Award, MacArthur Fellows Program, Japan Prize, Millennium Technology Prize, Quadriga, Charles Stark Draper Prize, Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Fellow of the Royal Society, UNESCO Niels Bohr Medal, Royal Medal, Mountbatten Medal, Princess of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research, EFF Pioneer Award, Kilgerran Prize, Marconi Prize, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Internet Hall of Fame, honorary doctorate of the University Polytechnic of Madrid, honorary doctorate of Lancaster University, Turing Award, Obedience Award, Computer History Museum fellow, Order of Merit, Lovelace Medal, ACM Software System Award, Albert Medal, Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, 1st Class, honorary doctor of the Open University of Catalonia, Paul Evan Peters Award, Order of the British Empire, Princess of Asturias Awards, OII Lifetime Achievement Award, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the British Computer Society, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana
Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee (born 8 June 1955), also known as TimBL, is an English engineer and computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He is currently a professor of computer science at the University of Oxford and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He made a proposal for an information management system on March 12, 1989, and he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the internet in mid-November the same year.Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the continued development of the Web. He is also the founder of the World Wide Web Foundation and is a senior researcher and holder of the 3Com founders chair at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is a director of the Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI), and a member of the advisory board of the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence. In 2011, he was named as a member of the board of trustees of the Ford Foundation. He is a founder and president of the Open Data Institute, and is currently an advisor at social network MeWe.In 2004, Berners-Lee was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his pioneering work. In April 2009, he was elected a foreign associate of the United States National Academy of Sciences. Named in Time magazine's list of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th century, Berners-Lee has received a number of other accolades for his invention. He was honoured as the "Inventor of the World Wide Web" during the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, in which he appeared in person, working with a vintage NeXT Computer at the London Olympic Stadium. He tweeted "This is for everyone", which instantly was spelled out in LCD lights attached to the chairs of the 80,000 people in the audience. Berners-Lee received the 2016 Turing Award "for inventing the World Wide Web, the first web browser, and the fundamental protocols and algorithms allowing the Web to scale".
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book by Tim Berners-Leewd:Q3988193
Publishing on the semantic web ( 2001 )
scientific article (publication date: 26 April 2001)
The Semantic Web Revisited ( 2006 )
scientific article (publication date: May 2006)
The Semantic Web ( 2001 )
classic 2001 article in Scientific American by TBL et al.