Tim Berners-Lee

Author: Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA (born 8 June 1955), also known as "TimBL", is an English computer scientist, MIT professor and the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989 and on 25 December 1990, with the help of Robert Cailliau and a young student at CERN, he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet.

Berners-Lee is the director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which oversees the Web's continued development. 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 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.


Publication period start: 1994
Number of co-authors: 29


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Tom Heath
Daniel J. Weitzner
James A. Hendler

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Gary Marsden
Wendy Hall
Ben Shneiderman


Hendler, James A., Shadbolt, Nigel, Hall, Wendy, Berners-Lee, Tim, Weitzner, Daniel J. (2008): Web science: an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the web. In Communications of the ACM, 51 (7) pp. 60-69. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/1364782.1364798

Weitzner, Daniel J., Abelson, Harold, Berners-Lee, Tim, Feigenbaum, Joan, Hendler, James A., Sussman, Gerald J. (2008): Information accountability. In Communications of the ACM, 51 (6) pp. 82-87. https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/1349026.1349043

Berners-Lee, Tim (1997): World-Wide Computer. In Communications of the ACM, 40 (2) pp. 57-58.

Berners-Lee, Tim (1996): WWW: Past, Present, and Future. In IEEE Computer, 29 (10) pp. 69-77.

Berners-Lee, Tim, Cailliau, Robert, Luotonen, Ari, Nielsen, Henrik Frystyk, Secret, Arthur (1994): The World-Wide Web. In Communications of the ACM, 37 (8) pp. 76-82.

Schraefel, MC, André, Paul, White, Ryen, Tan, Desney, Berners-Lee, Tim, Consolvo, Sunny, Jacobs, Robert, Kohane, Issac, Dantec, Christopher A. La, Mamykina, Lena, Marsden, Gary, Shneiderman, Ben (2009): Interacting with eHealth: towards grand challenges for HCI. In: Proceedings of ACM CHI 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , 2009, . pp. 3309-3312. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1520340.1520476

Berners-Lee, Tim (2005): WWW at 15 years: looking forward. In: Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2005, . pp. 1. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1060745.1060746

Shadbolt, Nigel, Berners-Lee, Tim, Hendler, Jim, Hart, Claire, Benjamins, Richard (2006): The next wave of the web. In: Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2006, . pp. 750. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1135777.1135889

Bizer, Christian, Heath, Tom, Idehen, Kingsley, Berners-Lee, Tim (2008): Linked data on the web (LDOW2008). In: Proceedings of the 2008 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2008, . pp. 1265-1266. https://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1367497.1367760

Berners-Lee, Tim (2011): Designing the web for an open society. In: Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2011, . pp. 3-4. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1963405.1963408

Bizer, Christian, Heath, Tom, Berners-Lee, Tim, Hausenblas, Michael (2011): 4th linked data on the web workshop (LDOW2011). In: Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on the World Wide Web , 2011, . pp. 303-304. https://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1963192.1963323