Ivan Sutherland

Computer Scientist

1938 –

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Who is Ivan Sutherland?

Ivan Edward Sutherland is an American computer scientist and Internet pioneer. 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".

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Born
May 16, 1938
Hastings
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Master's Degree, California Institute of Technology
  • Doctorate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    EECS
    ( - 1963)
  • Bachelor's degree, Carnegie Institute of Technology
    Electrical engineering
Employment
  • University of Utah
    (1968 - 1974)
  • Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Harvard University
    (1965 - 1968)
  • Fletcher Jones Professor of Computer Science, California Institute of Technology
    (1974 - 1978)
  • Information Processing Techniques Office
    (1964 - )
  • Visiting scholar, University of California, Berkeley
    (2005 - )
  • Vice President and Fellow, Sun Microsystems
  • Visiting scholar, University of California, Berkeley
    (2008 - )
Lived in
  • Nebraska

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on July 23, 2013

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