Ivan Sutherland

American computer scientist and Internet pioneer

Ivan Edward Sutherland (born May 16, 1938)[1] is an American computer scientist. He is known as the "father of computer graphics".[2]

Ivan Edward Sutherland
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Born (1938-05-16) May 16, 1938 (age 82)
Hastings, Nebraska, United States
Alma materMIT (Ph.D., 1963)
Caltech (M.S., 1960)
Carnegie Institute of Technology (B.S., 1959)
Known forFather of computer graphics
Direct linear transformation
Interactive computing
Sketchpad
Zooming user interface
Cohen–Sutherland algorithm
Sutherland–Hodgman algorithm
AwardsTuring Award (1988)
Computer Pioneer Award (1985)
IEEE John von Neumann Medal (1998)
Association for Computing Machinery Fellow,
National Academy of Engineering member,
National Academy of Sciences member,
Kyoto Prize
Computer History Museum Fellow (2005)
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science
Internet
Computer graphics
InstitutionsHarvard University
University of Utah
Evans and Sutherland
California Institute of Technology
Carnegie Mellon University
Sun Microsystems
Portland State University
Advanced Research Projects Agency (1964 - 1966)
ThesisSketchpad, a Man–Machine Graphical Communication System (1963)
Doctoral advisorClaude Shannon
Doctoral studentsDanny Cohen, Henri Gouraud, James H. Clark, Bui Tuong Phong, Franklin C. Crow, John Warnock

He received the Turing Award in 1988 for the invention of Sketchpad, an early predecessor to the sort of graphical user interface.

He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, as well as the National Academy of Sciences among many other major awards.

In 2012 he was awarded the Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology for "pioneering achievements in the development of computer graphics and interactive interfaces".[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Elizabeth H. Oakes (2007). Encyclopedia of World Scientists. Infobase Publishing. p. 701. ISBN 978-1-4381-1882-6. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  2. "Ivan E. Sutherland Display Windowing by Clipping Patent No. 3,639,736". NIHF. Archived from the original on 19 February 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2016. Sutherland is widely regarded as the “father of computer graphics.”
  3. "The 2012 Kyoto Prize Laureates". Inamori Foundation. Archived from the original on 15 April 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013.