WWW2005 Invited Speakers

Tim Berners-Lee
Director of World Wide Web Consortium

Tim Berners-Lee

Tim Berners-Lee is a graduate of Oxford University, England, and currently holds the 3Com Founders chair at the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He directs the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), an open forum of companies and organizations with the mission to lead the Web to its full potential through the development of Web technical standards, which he founded in October 1994.

With a background of system design in real-time communications and text processing software development, Tim invented the World Wide Web, an internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing while working at CERN, the European Particle Physics Laboratory. He wrote the first version of HTML, as well as the first web client (browser-editor) and server in 1990.

Subsequent honors include a MacArthur Fellowship, the ACM Software Systems Award, IEEE Koji Kobayashi Computers and Communications Award, the Albert Medal of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Art, Manufactures and Commerce, the Japan Prize and the Finnish Millennium Technology Prize.

He is a Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society, and a Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers., a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 2004, Tim was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE).

Eric Brewer
Associate Professor, Computer Science Division
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
University of California at Berkeley

Eric Brewer

Dr. Brewer focuses on all aspects of Internet-based systems, including technology, strategy, and government. As a researcher, he has led projects on scalable servers, search engines, network infrastructure, sensor networks, and security. His current focus in (high) technology for developing regions, with projects in India and Bangladesh (so far), and including communications, health, education, and e-government.

In 1996, he co-founded Inktomi Corporation with a Berkeley grad student based on their research prototype, and helped lead it onto the Nasdaq 100 before it was bought by Yahoo! in March 2003.

In 2000, he founded the Federal Search Foundation, a 501-3(c) organization focused on improving consumer access to government information. Working with President Clinton, Dr. Brewer helped to create FirstGov.gov, the official portal of the Federal government, which launched in September 2000.

He received an MS and Ph.D. in EECS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BS in EECS from UC Berkeley. He was named a "Global Leader for Tomorrow" by the World Economic Forum, by the Industry Standard as the "most influential person on the architecture of the Internet", by InfoWorld as one of their top ten innovators, by Technology Review as one of the top 100 most influential people for the 21st century (the "TR100"), and by Forbes as one of their 12 "e-mavericks", for which he appeared on the cover.

Lorrie Cranor
Associate Research Professor
Carnegie Mellon University

Lorrie Cranor

Dr. Lorrie Faith Cranor is an Associate Research Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a faculty member in the Institute for Software Research, International and in the Engineering and Public Policy department. She is director of the CMU Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS). She came to CMU in December 2003 after seven years at AT&T Labs-Research. While at AT&T she also taught in the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Dr. Cranor's research has focused on a variety of areas where technology and policy issues interact, including online privacy, electronic voting, and spam. She is chair of the Platform for Privacy Preferences Project (P3P) Specification Working Group at the World Wide Web Consortium and author of the book Web Privacy with P3P (O'Reilly 2002). In 2003 she was named one of the top 100 innovators 35 or younger by Technology Review magazine.

Dr. Cranor received her doctorate degree in Engineering & Policy from Washington University in St. Louis in 1996. While in graduate school she helped found Crossroads, the ACM Student Magazine, and served as the publication's editor-in-chief for two years.

Dr. Cranor was chair of the Tenth Conference on Computers Freedom and Privacy (CFP2000) and program committee chair for the 29th Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy (TPRC 2001). In the Spring of 2000 she served on the Federal Trade Commission Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security. She also serves on the editorial boards of the journals ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, The Information Society, and Journal of Privacy Technology.

Dr. Cranor has been studying electronic voting systems since 1994 and in 2000 served on the executive committee of a National Science Foundation sponsored Internet voting taskforce.

Dr. Cranor was also a member of the project team that developed the Publius censorship-resistant publishing system. In February 2001, the Publius team was honored by Index on Censorship magazine for the "Best Circumvention of Censorship."

Dr. Cranor spends most of her free time with her husband, Chuck, her son, Shane, and her daughter Maya, but sometimes she finds time to play the tenor saxophone or design and create award-winning quilts.

Rob Glaser
Chairman and CEO
RealNetworks, Inc.

Rob Glaser

Rob Glaser, founder and CEO of RealNetworks, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) - the recognized leader in Internet media delivery, has long been intrigued with the nexus of media, computing, communication and the Internet. Since founding RealNetworks in 1995, Glaser has played an integral role in the transformation of the Internet into the next great mass medium. In 1995 under Glaser's direction, RealNetworks introduced the groundbreaking RealAudio, RealVideo, RealPlayer and RealSystem technologies, effectively transitioning television and radio from broadcast to the Web. With the launch of RealJukebox in 1999, RealNetworks secured its leadership position in the digital distribution of music.

In 2001, RealNetworks introduced the revolutionary RealOne, an all-in-one service and technology platform, the single source for consumers to discover, play and manage the best in brand-name digital programming - music, entertainment, sports, news, and more. Since its launch, RealOne has become the fastest growing Internet paid media subscription service in history, with more than half-million subscribers in less than eighteen months.

Prior to founding RealNetworks, Mr. Glaser worked for Microsoft from 1983 to 1993 in a number of executive positions, including Vice President of Multimedia and Consumer Systems.

Mr. Glaser has served on several non-profit boards and committees, including his appointment by President Clinton to the Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters.

Mr. Glaser is a graduate of Yale University, with a BA and an MA in Economics and a BS in Computer Science.

Yuji Inoue
Senior Vice President

Yuji Inoue

Yuji Inoue was born in Fukuoka, Japan, in 1948. He received the B.E., M.E. and Ph. D degrees from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, in 1971, 1973 and 1986, respectively. He was made an Honorary Professor of Mongolian Technical University in 1999. He joined NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) Laboratories in 1973. He was first engaged in the development of digital network equipment and systems, such as digital synchronization, digital switching and digital subscriber loop transmission, and later in the standardization of narrow and broadband ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network), SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) and TNA (Transport Network Architecture) through the international standards organization, ITU-T. He was the Special Rapporteur of Study Group XVIII of the ITU-T, formerly CCITT, and he co-led SDH and TNA as the first worldwide unique standards in these fields. While conducting multimedia experiments in Japan, he co-initiated the next generation software architecture called Telecommunication Information Networking Architecture, TINA, in the Consortium of which he served as the Chairperson of its Technical Forum for six years from its establishment, 1993 - 1998. In 1997, he joined the global business incubation activities of NTT as the Leader of the Global Info-communications Service Development Project. After launching advanced Internet-based networking services in NTT's global business area, he moved back to the Laboratories in July 1998 as the Executive Manager of NTT Multimedia Networks Laboratories, where he conducted leading-edge studies related to Information Sharing services and platforms.

He joined NTT Data Corporation as the Deputy Senior Executive Manager of Research and Development (R&D) Headquarters, as part of NTT's re-organization in July 1999. He was also a Corporate Senior Vice-President and served as the Chief IT Partner for the IT Business Navigation Group, newly established in September 2000. In June 2001, he became the Senior Executive Manger of R&D Headquarters and of the Intellectual Property Office in R&D Headquarters. He additionally served as the Executive Manager of the Planning Department in R&D Headquarters from April 2002.

Dr. Yuji Inoue moved back to NTT in June 2002, and is now serving as a Senior Vice-President of NTT and the Executive Director of Department III (R&D Strategy Department).

He is an IEICE Fellow and also an IEEE Fellow. He has co-authored several books including "ISDN", "Broadband ISDN and ATM Technologies", "Network Architecture", "The TINA Book", "NTT's Strategy for Global Information Sharing" and "Waves leading to Future Networks."