Contents

See also

Tim BL
Short bio
Before you mail me
Address
Talks, articles &c
Speaking engagements
Press interviews
Longer Bio
Research at MIT-CSAIL
Talks
Design Issues: web architecture
World Wide Web Consortium
Frequently Asked Questions
Kids' Questions
blog
Weaving the Web - the book
data

Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee is the Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, Senior Researcher at MIT's CSAIL where he leads the Decentralized Information Group (DIG), and Professor of Computer Science at Southampton ECS.

Weaving the Web by Tim Berners-Lee with Mark Fischetti, (Harper San Francisco; Paperback: ISBN:006251587X, Abridged audio cassette ISBN:0694521256) and several other languages. 1997.

Bio

A graduate of Oxford University, England, Tim Berners-Lee 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). He is co-Director of the new Web Science Research Initiative (WSRI) and is a Chair in the Computer Science Department at the University of Southampton, UK. He directs the World Wide Web Consortium, founded in 1994

In 1989 he 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. His specifications of URIs, HTTP and HTML were refined as Web technology spread.

In 2001 he 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 Germany's Die Quadriga award. In 2004 he was knighted by H.M. Queen Elizabeth. He is the author of "Weaving the Web.

(Longer bio)

Before you mail me

If you have a serious comment on things I have signed, then do email me. I am also always open to discussion with W3C Advisory Committee representatives.

What not to email

Email is safe unless it contains programs. (Data and documents are fine, programs are not). If you send me a program, I will not run it, as it could damage my system and could be a virus.

What you can email

These are good rules when emailing anyone.

Please use my full name in the "To" line with my email address, as this will make your message look less like spam. This will happen automatically if you have me in your address book. If you just type in my email address, I probably won't see your mail.

Email
timbl @ w3.org
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Talks, articles, etc

If you want to know what we are working on now, look at the W3C site and check out all the activities at W3C. Also see:

Essays and articles in text form

Speaking Engagements

I do few of these because of pressure of work and the detrimental effects of travel. However, I do enjoy occasionally giving a keynote address. If you have something you  seriously think I would be interested in speaking at, please send email to [email protected] with details of the event, projected audience size and profile, location and date. (Please do not contact mutual friends or family to ask for a favor for your company, as that puts unfair pressure on everyone. Just ask directly.)

AV Requirements

If I use slides (I often do not) I use a laptop -- currently a Mac running OSX. I do not need audio from the laptop.

If you want to test your video on similar stuff, run a web browser on a recent one of my previous talks.

Press: - Interviews and material

If you need a photo for publication, please email [email protected].

Alternatively, you can ask

If you need an interview for an article, please check the

first, then please use email rather than phone. Please contact [email protected] the general PR request line at W3C, rather than Amy van der Hiel (my assistant) or Ian Jacobs (Head of Communications at W3C) to set up interviews with me or with other W3C staff.

[Photo: in Sheldonian, Oxford [LeFevre communications, 2001.]


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