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Congratulations to Old Member and Honorary Fellow Sir Tim Berners-Lee who has received the A.M. Turing Award

5 April 2017

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) named Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Oxford, the recipient of the 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award. Sir Tim was cited for inventing the World Wide Web, the first web browser, and the fundamental protocols and algorithms allowing the Web to scale. Considered one of the most influential computing innovations in history, the World Wide Web is the primary tool used by billions of people every day to communicate, access information, engage in commerce, and perform many other important activities.

The ACM Turing Award is often referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize of Computing’ and is named for Alan M Turing, the British mathematician who articulated the mathematical foundation and limits of computing.

‘It’s a crowning achievement’, Sir Tim said in an interview with The Associated Press. ‘But I think the award is for the Web as a project, and the massive international collaborative spirit of all that have joined me to help.’

Sir Tim Berners-Lee