Roy Fielding

Senior Principal Scientist at Adobe Systems

Orange County, California Area
Computer Software

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  • University of California, Irvine

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Roy Fielding's Summary

Roy T. Fielding is a Senior Principal Scientist at Adobe Systems Inc. Dr. Fielding is best known for his work in developing and defining the modern World Wide Web infrastructure. He is the primary architect of the current Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1), co-author of the Internet standards for HTTP and Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI), and a founder of several open-source software projects, including the Apache HTTP Server Project that produces the software for most public Internet web sites. Dr. Fielding received his Ph.D. degree in Information and Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Fielding's research interests include the World Wide Web, content management systems, software architecture for network-based applications, application-layer network protocols, collaborative software development methods, and global software engineering environments. His dissertation, Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures, defines the REST architectural style as a model for the design principles behind the modern Web architecture. As a founding member of the Apache Group, Dr. Fielding was honored with the 1999 ACM Software System Award for his work on the Apache HTTP server project. He has also been honored by MIT Technology Review as a member of the first TR100 (the top 100 young innovators for 1999), by the O'Reilly Open Source 2000 with the Appaloosa Award for Vision, and was among the first elected members of the W3C Technical Architecture Group.

Dr. Fielding serves as a member and director of The Apache Software Foundation and an external adviser to the University of California Institute for Software Research.


WWW architecture, content management, application-level protocols, software architecture, open source software, speaker, REST

Roy Fielding's Experience

Senior Principal Scientist

Adobe Systems

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ADBE; Computer Software industry

October 2010Present (3 years 2 months)

Research and standards work related to the World Wide Web and content management.

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Computer Software industry

March 1999Present (14 years 9 months)

Board of Directors for the Apache Software Foundation.

Co-founder and member

Apache HTTP Server Project

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Computer Software industry

February 1995Present (18 years 10 months)

The Apache HTTP Server Project produces the most popular Web server product (httpd), in use by over two-thirds of all public Internet websites.

Chief Scientist

Day Software

Public Company; 51-200 employees; DAYN.SW; Computer Software industry

February 2002October 2010 (8 years 9 months)

Research related to software architecture, the World Wide Web, and the Internet, including application-level protocols and software implementations. Day Software was acquired by Adobe in October 2010.

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Internet industry

December 2001February 2006 (4 years 3 months)

World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Technical Architecture Group has been convened to document the Web architecture and assist in identifying and resolving architectural issues within specifications developed by W3C working groups.

Nonprofit; 1001-5000 employees; Computer Software industry

March 1999August 2002 (3 years 6 months)

Incorporator and Chairman of the Board for the ASF's first three years as a non-profit corporation.

Chief Scientist


Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

December 1999February 2002 (2 years 3 months)

Web-related software architecture and research.

Roy Fielding's Skills & Expertise

  1. Apache
  2. Software Development
  3. REST
  4. Open Source
  5. Open Source Software
  6. Content Management
  7. Architecture
  8. Distributed Systems
  9. Software Engineering
  10. Public Speaking
  11. Linux
  12. Scalability
  13. Subversion
  14. XML
  15. Cloud Computing
  16. Software Design
  17. SOA
  18. Web Applications
  19. System Architecture
  20. Architectures
  21. Perl
  22. Ruby
  23. Git

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Roy Fielding's Education

University of California, Irvine

Ph.D., Information and Computer Sciences


Roy Fielding's Additional Information


fishing, board games, card games, su doku, new technology

Groups and Associations:

Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)

Honors and Awards:

1999 ACM Software System Award
1999 MIT Technology Review first TR100 (young innovators)
2000 O'Reilly Open Source Appaloosa Award for Vision
2000 UCIrvine Outstanding Graduate Student

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