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Marc Andreessen Receives Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

4/22/2013 7:45:00 AM

CS @ ILLINOIS alumnus Marc Andreessen (BS CS ’94) was named one of the inaugural recipients of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. According to the prize website, the prize is intended to recognize and celebrate “outstanding advances in engineering that have changed the world.”

CS @ ILLINOIS alumnus Marc Andreessen was named one of the inaugural recipients of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
CS @ ILLINOIS alumnus Marc Andreessen was named one of the inaugural recipients of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
CS @ ILLINOIS alumnus Marc Andreessen was named one of the inaugural recipients of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

Andreessen was co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used web browser, which was developed by a team he led at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois. He joins four other Internet pioneers—Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Vinton Cerf, Robert Kahn, and Louis Pouzin—in sharing the one million pound prize. The award was announced March 18 at the Royal Academy of Engineering. The prize will be presented to the recipients by Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony to be held June 25.

In his blog post on receiving this award, Andreessen acknowledged Eric Bina (BS CS ’86, MS CS ’88), his co-author of Mosaic, as well as his other colleagues at NCSA.

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