- Category : Engineer-Other-Engineer
- Type : MS
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Unexpected 4
Robert Cailliau is a Belgian informatics engineer and computer scientist, who helped Tim Berners-Lee develop the World Wide Web.
He graduated in Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Ghent, Belgium in 1969 and as Master of Science in Computer, Information and Control Engineering, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in May 1972. He work for CERN (Geneva) from December 1974 until his retirement in 2007.
At the end of 1989 CERN was restructured and he joined the Electronics & Computing for Physics Division, and in 1990, with Tim Berners-Lee proposed a hypertext system for access to the CERN documentation. This lead to the World-Wide Web. Berners-Lee had a prototype, and they worked together to develop and promote this software. The term "world-wide web" was coined in May 1990.