Timothy J. Berners-Lee
Timothy J. Berners-Lee Draper Prize
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Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering
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Timothy J. Berners-Lee is a graduate of Oxford University, England. He holds the 3Com Founders chair and is a Senior Research Scientist at the Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and directs the World Wide Web Consortium, founded in 1994. In 1989, Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, an internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing while at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory. He wrote the first web client and server in 1990. Berners-Lee specifications of URLs, HTTP and HTML were refined as Web technology spread. In 2001, Berners-Lee 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 most recently, Germany's Die Quadriga Award. In 2004, Berners-Lee was knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth. He is the author of “Weaving the Web.”

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  • Draper
  • 2007
  • For developing the World Wide Web.