ACM_Citations
  • USA-1994

    For his pioneering and visionary contributions to computer graphics, starting with Sketchpad, and continuing after. Sketchpad, though written twenty-five years ago, introduced many techniques still important today. These include a display file for screen

  • USA-1993

    Ivan Sutherland For his pioneering and visionary contributions to computer graphics, starting with Sketchpad, and continuing after. Sketchpad, though written twenty-five years ago, introduced many techniques still important today. These include a display file for screen refresh, a recursively traversed hierarchical structure for modeling graphical objects, recursive methods for geometric transformations, and an object-oriented programming style. Later innovations include a "Lorgnette" for viewing stereo or colored images, and elegant algorithms for registering digitized views, clipping polygons, and representing surfaces with hidden lines.

  • USA-1988

    For his pioneering and visionary contributions to computer graphics, starting with Sketchpad, and continuing after. Sketchpad, though written twenty-five years ago, introduced many techniques still important today. These include a display file for screen refresh, a recursively traversed hierarchical structure for modeling graphical objects, recursive methods for geometric transformations, and an object oriented programming style. Later innovations include a "Lorgnette" for viewing stereo or colored images, and elegant algorithms for registering digitized views, clipping polygons, and representing surfaces with hidden lines. Dr. Sutherland has had a lasting impact on the field of computer graphics through a set of techniques and algorithms that are in widespread use, a company and product that have led the industry, and numerous colleagues and students who have been taught and inspired by him.

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Ivan E. Sutherland was born in Hastings, Nebraska, in 1938. He received a B.S. from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (1959) in electrical engineering, an M.S. from Caltech (1960) and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from MIT (1963).
Sutherland's dissertation, Sketchpad: A Man Machine Graphical Communication System, described a groundbreaking interactive computer-aided design system, one whose graceful interaction and functionality inspire admiration among computer graphics professionals even today.
Kyoto Prize (2012).