Eric Bina

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Early Life and Education
– Born on October 25, 1964, in Champaign, Illinois
– Attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
– Graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science in 1986
– Earned a master’s degree in 1988
– Joined the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) in 1991 as a programmer

Contribution to Mosaic and Netscape
– Co-created Mosaic with Marc Andreessen in 1993
– Developed the first working version of Mosaic by March 1993
– Mosaic was the first killer application that popularized the Internet
– Co-founded Netscape
– Inducted into the World Wide Web Hall of Fame in 1994

Recognition and Awards
– Received the ACM Software System Award in 1995
– Inducted into the University of Illinois Engineering Hall of Fame in 2010
– Recognized as one of the five inaugural inductees to the World Wide Web Hall of Fame
– Honored for his significant contributions to the field of software programming
– Acknowledged for revolutionizing the way people access and use the Internet

– Robert Cailliau’s article on WWW94 Awards from CERN
– The World-Wide Web Hall of Fame listed on Best of the Web Directory
– ACM Awards for software systems
– Engineering IT Shared Services’ Hall of Fame at
– Various references available on,, and Open Directory Project

Authority Control Databases
– Eric J. Bina listed in Academics authority control database
– Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) database includes information on Bina
– Bina’s profile available on DBLP database
– Scopus database contains records related to Bina’s work
– Wikipedia stub articles on Bina can be expanded to provide more information

Eric Bina (Wikipedia)

Eric J. Bina (born October 1964) is an American software programmer who is the co-creator of Mosaic and the co-founder of Netscape. In 1993, Bina along with Marc Andreessen authored the first version of Mosaic while working as a programmer at National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Eric Bina
Eric J. Bina

(1964-10-25) October 25, 1964 (age 59)
Years active1991–2011
Known forCo–founder of Mosaic, and Netscape
AwardsACM Software System Award

Bina attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating from there with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science in 1986 and a master's degree in 1988. He joined NCSA in 1991 as a programmer. There, Bina and Andreessen started working on Mosaic in December 1992 and had a working version by March 1993. Mosaic was posted to the Internet and is famed as the first killer application that popularized the Internet. He is one of the five inaugural inductees to the World Wide Web Hall of Fame announced at the first international conference on the World Wide Web in 1994.

In 1995, Bina and Andreessen were awarded the ACM Software System Award.

In 2010, Bina and Andreessen were inducted into the University of Illinois Engineering Hall of Fame.

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