The Association of Computing Machinery has announced the 2016 A.M. Turing Laureate - Sir Tim Berners-Lee, physicist and inventor of the World Wide Web, leveraging the foundational TCP/IP Internet data deleivery protocols. We extend our hearty congratulations to Sir Tim.
Berners-Lee, who graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Physics, submitted the proposal for the World Wide Web in 1989 while working at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research. He noticed that scientists were having difficulty sharing information about particle accelerators. In 1989, interconnectivity among computers via Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) had been in existence for a decade, and while segments of the scientific community were using the Internet, the kinds of information they could easily share was limited. Berners-Lee envisioned a system where CERN staff could exchange documents over the Internet using readable text that contained embedded hyperlinks. via the ACM
The Association for Computing Machinery] (ACM) , has awarded Michael Stonebraker, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) the 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award for architectural contributory efforts targeting database management systems (DBMS).
"The ACM Turing Award, widely considered the “Nobel Prize in Computing,” carries a $1 million prize with financial support provided by Google, Inc. It is named for Alan M. Turing, the British mathematician who articulated the mathematical foundation and limits of computing. “Michael Stonebraker’s work is an integral part of how business gets done today,” said ACM President Alexander L. Wolf. “Moreover, through practical application of his innovative database management technologies and numerous business start-ups, he has continually demonstrated the role of the research university in driving economic development.” - via Bruce Shriver at the Association for Computing Machinery