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Tim Berners-Lee

Director, W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)

Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He founded and Directs the World Wide Consortium (W3C), the forum for technical development of the web. He founded the Web Foundation whose mission is that the WWW serves humanity, and cofounded the Open Data Insitute in London. His research group at MIT's Computer Science and AI Lab ("CSAIL") plans to re-decentralize the web. He is the 3Com Founders Professor of Engineering in the School of Engineering with a joint appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Laboratory for Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence ( CSAIL) at MIT, where he also heads the Decentralized Information Group (DIG). He is also a Professor in the Electronics and Computer Science Department at the University of Southampton, UK.