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Russell Kirsch
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Russell Kirsch in Portland, Oregon with Joel Runyon
Born (1929-06-20)June 20, 1929
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Died August 11, 2020(2020-08-11) (aged 91)
Education Bronx High School of Science (1946), BEE New York University (1950), SM Harvard University (1952), American University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Occupation Computer scientist
Known for First digital image scanner
Spouse(s) Joan (née Levin) Kirsch
Children Walden Kirsch (KGW reporter), 3 other children

Russell A. Kirsch (June 20, 1929 – August 11, 2020) was an American engineer and computer scientist. He worked at the National Bureau of Standards (now known as the National Institute of Standards and Technology). He was known as the inventor of the pixel. He also developed the first digital image scanner.

Kirsch died on August 11, 2020 at his home in Portland, Oregon from Alzheimer's disease-related problems, aged 91.


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