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Ivan Edward Sutherland
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Born May 16, 1938 (1938-05-16) (age 83)
Hastings, Nebraska, United States
Alma mater MIT (Ph.D., 1963)
Caltech (M.S., 1960)
Carnegie Institute of Technology (B.S., 1959)
Known for Father of computer graphics
Direct linear transformation
Interactive computing
Zooming user interface
Cohen–Sutherland algorithm
Sutherland–Hodgman algorithm
Awards Turing 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
Fields Computer science
Computer graphics
Institutions Harvard 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)
Thesis Sketchpad, a Man–Machine Graphical Communication System (1963)
Doctoral advisor Claude Shannon
Doctoral students Danny Cohen, Henri Gouraud, James H. Clark, Bui Tuong Phong, Franklin C. Crow, John Warnock

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

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".

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