Sir Tim Berners-Lee awarded ACM A.M. Turing Award

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  • Author: Statistics Views (source: Open Data Institute)
  • Date: 11 April 2017
  • Copyright: Image appears courtesy of Getty Images

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, ODI Co-founder, and Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Oxford, has been awarded the 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award by The Association for Computing Machinery. 

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Sir Tim was awarded the prize for inventing the World Wide Web, the first web browser, and the fundamental protocols and algorithms allowing the Web to develop and grow.

Upon receiving the award, Sir Tim Berners-Lee said:
‘I’m pleased and humbled to receive this award. The 28 years since the Web’s invention have brought a mix of delights, challenges and opportunities, and I remain committed to ensuring the web delivers benefits to everyone, everywhere.’

The A.M. Turing Award was named after Alan M Turing, the British mathematician who articulated the mathematical foundation and limits of computing, and who was a key contributor to the Allied cryptanalysis of the Enigma cipher during World War II.

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