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Thursday, 17 May 2018

Who is the father of computer graphics?

  By GK Planet Team       Thursday, 17 May 2018
Ivan Edward Sutherland (born May 16, 1938) is an American computer scientist and Internet pioneer, widely regarded as the "father of computer graphics." His early work in computer graphics as well as his teaching with David C. Evans in that subject at the University of Utah in the 1970s was pioneering in the field. Sutherland, Evans, and his students from that era invented several foundations of modern computer graphics. He received the Turing Award from the Association for Computing Machinery in 1988 for the invention of Sketchpad, an early predecessor to the sort of graphical user interface that has become ubiquitous in personal computers. 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.
Dr. Ivan Sutherland, 'Father of Computer Graphics,' Selected as 2012 Kyoto Prize Laureate in Advanced Technology.
The Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology is awarded once a year by the Inamori Foundation. The Prize is one of three Kyoto Prize categories; the others are the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences and the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy. The first Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology was awarded to Rudolf E. Kálmán, the "creator of modern control and system theory".[1] The Prize is widely regarded as the most prestigious award available in fields which are traditionally not honored with a Nobel Prize.

The Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology is awarded on a rotating basis to researchers in the following four fields:
  • Electronics
  • Biotechnology and Medical Technology
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Information Science
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