Marconi Fellow Tim Berners-Lee Wins Prestigious Turing Award

CSAIL researcher honored for inventing the web and developing the protocols that spurred its global use.

MIT Professor Tim Berners-Lee, the researcher who invented the World Wide Web and is one of the world’s most influential voices for online privacy and government transparency, has won the most prestigious honor in computer science, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) A.M. Turing Award. Often referred to as “the Nobel Prize of computing,” the award comes with a $1 million prize provided by Google.