Andries van Dam

Computer Scientist

1938 –

50

Who is Andries van Dam?

Andries "Andy" van Dam is a Dutch-born American professor of computer science and former vice-president for research at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Together with Ted Nelson he contributed to the first hypertext system, Hypertext Editing System in the late 1960s. He co-authored Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice along with J.D. Foley, S.K. Feiner, and John Hughes. He also co-founded the precursor of today's ACM SIGGRAPH conference.

Van Dam serves on several technical boards and committees. He teaches an introductory course in computer science and courses in computer graphics at Brown University.

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Born
Dec 8, 1938
Also known as
  • Andy van Dam
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Swarthmore College
  • Brown University
Employment
  • Brown University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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