Conway Berners-Lee (1921-), computer scientist. After wartime service, including work on information processing and radar, Conway Berners-Lee worked briefly at the National Physical Laboratory before moving to ICI. Here his focus was on the application of statistics to problems of quality control. In 1952 he joined the London office of Ferranti, working closely with potential customers to understand their dataprocessing needs as part of the sales process and in the development of new uses for computers. He continued to work for Ferranti and its successor companies until his retirement, contributing to the development of medical computing and the use of computers in text processing. After his retirement he worked for the National Missing Persons Helpline for ten years.
- Birth name: Conway Berners-Lee
- Born: 1921 Birmingham, UK
- Occupation: Computer scientist
- Disciplines: Computer Software
- Education: Trinity College, University of Cambridge
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