* October, 1971, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Nevanlinna Prize - 2006
For developing the theory that underlies search engines, collaborative filtering, organizing and extracting information from sources such as the World Wide Web, news streams, and the large data collections that are becoming available in astronomy, bioinformatics and many other areas.
ACM Prize in Computing - 2008
For his contributions to the science of networks and the World Wide Web. His work is a deep combination of social insights and mathematical reasoning.