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Ivan Sutherland : Sketchpad Demo (1/2)
Ivan Sutherland : Sketchpad Demo (1/2)
Published: 2007/11/17
Channel: bigkif
Odysseys in Technology: Research and Fun, lecture by Ivan Sutherland
Odysseys in Technology: Research and Fun, lecture by Ivan Sutherland
Published: 2014/06/30
Channel: Computer History Museum
Ivan Sutherland - Head Mounted Display
Ivan Sutherland - Head Mounted Display
Published: 2014/03/03
Channel: Giulio Di Vico
Mom Loved Him Best: Bert & Ivan Sutherland
Mom Loved Him Best: Bert & Ivan Sutherland
Published: 2009/12/06
Channel: Computer History Museum
Sketchpad, by Dr. Ivan Sutherland with comments by Alan Kay
Sketchpad, by Dr. Ivan Sutherland with comments by Alan Kay
Published: 2007/07/16
Channel: David Carroll
2016 NIHF Inductee - Ivan Sutherland
2016 NIHF Inductee - Ivan Sutherland
Published: 2016/05/09
Channel: National Inventors Hall of Fame
Ivan Sutherland : Sketchpad Demo (2/2)
Ivan Sutherland : Sketchpad Demo (2/2)
Published: 2007/11/17
Channel: bigkif
Ivan Sutherland   Virtual  Reality in the 1960
Ivan Sutherland Virtual Reality in the 1960's
Published: 2015/09/28
Channel: Mobile Year Zero
Ivan Sutherland - Closing remarks at Hyperkult XX
Ivan Sutherland - Closing remarks at Hyperkult XX
Published: 2011/07/25
Channel: Matthias Müller-Prove
Symposium Videos Ivan Sutherland
Symposium Videos Ivan Sutherland
Published: 2016/07/01
Channel: Oregon CSTA
Cree gospel  ( in the sweet by & by
Cree gospel ( in the sweet by & by
Published: 2016/11/15
Channel: Ivan Sutherland
Ivan Sutherland
Ivan Sutherland's Trojan Cockroach Demo
Published: 2016/05/12
Channel: Daniel Pillis
Ivan Sutherland Sketch Pad Demo - Short version
Ivan Sutherland Sketch Pad Demo - Short version
Published: 2013/08/12
Channel: Varun Bhartiya
Ivan Sutherland - "How Quantized Should a Digital System Be?"
Ivan Sutherland - "How Quantized Should a Digital System Be?"
Published: 2015/06/11
Channel: UNC Computer Science
Ivan Sutherland talk at Bay Area Computing History Perspectives on SKETCHPAD 3/22/94 (VPRI 627)
Ivan Sutherland talk at Bay Area Computing History Perspectives on SKETCHPAD 3/22/94 (VPRI 627)
Published: 2014/09/28
Channel: Yoshiki Ohshima
Some Thoughts About Concurrency by Ivan Sutherland, Visiting Scientist at Portland State University
Some Thoughts About Concurrency by Ivan Sutherland, Visiting Scientist at Portland State University
Published: 2010/07/23
Channel: USENIX
Ivan Sutherland
Ivan Sutherland's Trojan Cockroach
Published: 2016/01/10
Channel: Daniel Pillis
Ivan Sutherland Sketchpad Demo
Ivan Sutherland Sketchpad Demo
Published: 2012/05/30
Channel: M. Saleh KAYYALI
Ivan Sutherland at Proto Awards 2015
Ivan Sutherland at Proto Awards 2015
Published: 2015/09/23
Channel: Convrge VR
First Head-mounted display and 3d game (1965) - The Sword of Damocles
First Head-mounted display and 3d game (1965) - The Sword of Damocles
Published: 2014/11/26
Channel: Ultimate History of Videogames
Looking Back  ( Gospel music)   Sung by Ivan Sutherland
Looking Back ( Gospel music) Sung by Ivan Sutherland
Published: 2016/11/17
Channel: Ivan Sutherland
Sketchpad by Ivan Sutherland at Bay Area Computer History Perspectives 3 22 94 (VPRI 780)
Sketchpad by Ivan Sutherland at Bay Area Computer History Perspectives 3 22 94 (VPRI 780)
Published: 2014/12/22
Channel: Yoshiki Ohshima
07  Ivan Sutherland HMD MIT 1968
07 Ivan Sutherland HMD MIT 1968
Published: 2016/11/08
Channel: Corin Donders
Ivan Sutherland
Ivan Sutherland's Trojan Cockroach
Published: 2015/11/07
Channel: Daniel Pillis
JN Taste Team - with Ivan Sutherland
JN Taste Team - with Ivan Sutherland
Published: 2010/10/04
Channel: JNWine
Reseña Biográfica IVAN SUTHERLAND Inventor de la realidad virtual
Reseña Biográfica IVAN SUTHERLAND Inventor de la realidad virtual
Published: 2017/05/26
Channel: Camilo Contreras Mendigaña
Ivan Sutherland
Ivan Sutherland
Published: 2014/03/03
Channel: 15292-Spring2014
VRG - Ivan Sutherland - Head Mounted Display
VRG - Ivan Sutherland - Head Mounted Display
Published: 2016/08/09
Channel: VRG
Virtual Reality Before it Had That Name
Virtual Reality Before it Had That Name
Published: 2017/07/05
Channel: Computer History Museum
THE 2012 KYOTO PRIZE COMMEMORATIVE LECTURE --Ivan E. Sutherland
THE 2012 KYOTO PRIZE COMMEMORATIVE LECTURE --Ivan E. Sutherland
Published: 2012/12/24
Channel: InamoriFoundation English
Ivan Sutherland, Godfather of VR, at Proto Awards
Ivan Sutherland, Godfather of VR, at Proto Awards
Published: 2015/09/23
Channel: Sarah Hill
Message from Ivan Edward Sutherland -THE 2012 KYOTO PRIZE
Message from Ivan Edward Sutherland -THE 2012 KYOTO PRIZE
Published: 2013/02/19
Channel: InamoriFoundation English
Ivan Sutherland in One Minute
Ivan Sutherland in One Minute
Published: 2011/12/15
Channel: ComputingHistorySBU
Ivan Sutherland 1963 - Sketchpad
Ivan Sutherland 1963 - Sketchpad
Published: 2012/08/04
Channel: Peter Lelovič
Meet the Winemaker (Episode 15): Ivan Sutherland, Dog Point, by Debra Meiburg MW
Meet the Winemaker (Episode 15): Ivan Sutherland, Dog Point, by Debra Meiburg MW
Published: 2010/02/08
Channel: Debra Meiburg MW
SketchPad (Ivan Sutherland) Short
SketchPad (Ivan Sutherland) Short
Published: 2013/08/24
Channel: Brok Howard
Ivan Sutherland in One Minute
Ivan Sutherland in One Minute
Published: 2011/12/15
Channel: ComputingHistorySBU
Ivan Sutherland Describes the Formation and Culture of Dog Point
Ivan Sutherland Describes the Formation and Culture of Dog Point
Published: 2009/10/28
Channel: Robert Rees
Ivan Sutherland created Augmented Reality!
Ivan Sutherland created Augmented Reality!
Published: 2016/12/17
Channel: FlipSnap Channel
9th Session Turing100 | Life and Work of Ivan Sutherland
9th Session Turing100 | Life and Work of Ivan Sutherland
Published: 2013/05/16
Channel: Persistent Systems
An iPad app called Sketches looks like Ivan Sutherland
An iPad app called Sketches looks like Ivan Sutherland's Sketchpad
Published: 2016/11/01
Channel: Wang Jessie
Sketchpad
Sketchpad
Published: 2011/08/24
Channel: Bill Buxton
Kyoto Prize Symposium 2013 - Ivan Sutherland
Kyoto Prize Symposium 2013 - Ivan Sutherland
Published: 2014/09/16
Channel: SDSUVideo
Ivan Sutherland Talk "A Half-Century of Computing" in Vienna 16.05.2014 - Part 1
Ivan Sutherland Talk "A Half-Century of Computing" in Vienna 16.05.2014 - Part 1
Published: 2014/05/20
Channel: Jens Grubert
Ivan Sutherland Talk "A Half-Century of Computing" in Vienna 16.05.2014 - Part 2
Ivan Sutherland Talk "A Half-Century of Computing" in Vienna 16.05.2014 - Part 2
Published: 2014/05/20
Channel: Jens Grubert
1963 Sketchpad
1963 Sketchpad
Published: 2015/10/08
Channel: paul flanagan
Head-Mounted Display, Ivan Sutherland, 1968
Head-Mounted Display, Ivan Sutherland, 1968
Published: 2015/10/15
Channel: Camila Hamdan
"Ivan Sutherland"  search by jamiezigelbaum via 100 Hours per Minute
"Ivan Sutherland" search by jamiezigelbaum via 100 Hours per Minute
Published: 2015/02/07
Channel: 100 Hours per Minute
Ivan Sutherland
Ivan Sutherland
Published: 2013/09/27
Channel: benzoi14
Ivan Edward Sutherland - Impressions of Receiving the Kyoto Prize - THE 2012 KYOTO PRIZE
Ivan Edward Sutherland - Impressions of Receiving the Kyoto Prize - THE 2012 KYOTO PRIZE
Published: 2012/09/19
Channel: InamoriFoundation English
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Ivan Edward Sutherland
Ivan Sutherland at CHM.jpg
Born (1938-05-16) May 16, 1938 (age 79)
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
Sketchpad, considered by many to be the creator of Computer Graphics
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
Internet
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, Robert P. Burton, Michael K. Ullner, Christopher R. Carroll

Ivan Edward Sutherland (born May 16, 1938)[1] is an American computer scientist and Internet pioneer, widely regarded as the "father of computer graphics."[2] His early work in computer graphics as well as his teaching with David C. Evans in that subject at the University of Utah in the 1970s was pioneering in the field. Sutherland, Evans, and his students from that era invented several foundations of modern computer graphics. 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".[3]

Biography[edit]

Sutherland earned his Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), his master's degree from Caltech, and his Ph.D. from MIT in EECS in 1963.

He invented Sketchpad in 1962 while at MIT. Professor Claude Shannon signed on to supervise Sutherland’s computer drawing thesis. Among others on his thesis committee were Marvin Minsky and Steven Coons. Sketchpad was an innovative program that influenced alternative forms of interaction with computers. Sketchpad could accept constraints and specified relationships among segments and arcs, including the diameter of arcs. It could draw both horizontal and vertical lines and combine them into figures and shapes. Figures could be copied, moved, rotated, or resized, retaining their basic properties. Sketchpad also had the first window-drawing program and clipping algorithm, which allowed zooming. Sketchpad ran on the Lincoln TX-2 computer and influenced Douglas Engelbart's oN-Line System. Sketchpad, in turn, was influenced by the conceptual Memex as envisioned by Vannevar Bush in his influential paper "As We May Think".

Sutherland replaced J. C. R. Licklider as the head of the US Defense Department Advanced Research Project Agency's Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO), when Licklider returned to MIT in 1964.[4][5]

From 1965 to 1968, Sutherland was an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Harvard University. Work with student Danny Cohen in 1967 led to the development of the Cohen–Sutherland computer graphics line clipping algorithm. In 1968, with the help of his student Bob Sproull, he created the first virtual reality and augmented reality head-mounted display system, named The Sword of Damocles.

From 1968 to 1974, Sutherland was a professor at the University of Utah. Among his students there were Alan Kay, inventor of the Smalltalk language, Henri Gouraud, who devised the Gouraud shading technique, Frank Crow, who went on to develop antialiasing methods, and Edwin Catmull, computer graphics scientist, co-founder of Pixar and now President of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios.

In 1968 he co-founded Evans and Sutherland with his friend and colleague David C. Evans. The company has done pioneering work in the field of real-time hardware, accelerated 3D computer graphics, and printer languages. Former employees of Evans and Sutherland included the future founders of Adobe (John Warnock) and Silicon Graphics (Jim Clark).

From 1974 to 1978 he was the Fletcher Jones Professor of Computer Science at California Institute of Technology, where he was the founding head of that school's Computer Science department. He then founded a consulting firm, Sutherland, Sproull and Associates, which was purchased by Sun Microsystems to form the seed of its research division, Sun Labs.

Sutherland was a Fellow and Vice President at Sun Microsystems. Sutherland was a visiting scholar in the Computer Science Division at University of California, Berkeley (Fall 2005–Spring 2008). On May 28, 2006, Ivan Sutherland married Marly Roncken. Sutherland and Marly Roncken are leading the research in Asynchronous Systems at Portland State University.[6]

He has two children, Juliet and Dean, and four grandchildren, Belle, Robert, William and Rose. Ivan's elder brother, Bert Sutherland, is also a prominent computer science researcher.

Awards[edit]

Quotes[edit]

  • "A display connected to a digital computer gives us a chance to gain familiarity with concepts not realizable in the physical world. It is a looking glass into a mathematical wonderland."[20]
  • "The ultimate display would, of course, be a room within which the computer can control the existence of matter. A chair displayed in such a room would be good enough to sit in. Handcuffs displayed in such a room would be confining, and a bullet displayed in such a room would be fatal."[20]
  • When asked, "How could you possibly have done the first interactive graphics program, the first non-procedural programming language, the first object oriented software system, all in one year?" Ivan replied: "Well, I didn't know it was hard."[21]
  • "It’s not an idea until you write it down."[22]
  • "Without the fun, none of us would go on!"[23]

Patents[edit]

Sutherland has more than 60 patents, including:

Publications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Elizabeth H. Oakes (2007). Encyclopedia of World Scientists. Infobase Publishing. p. 701. ISBN 978-1-4381-1882-6. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ivan E. Sutherland Display Windowing by Clipping Patent No. 3,639,736". NIHF. Retrieved 13 February 2016. Sutherland is widely regarded as the “father of computer graphics.” 
  3. ^ "The 2012 Kyoto Prize Laureates". Inamori Foundation. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Moschovitis Group; Hilary W. Poole; Laura Lambert; Chris Woodford; Christos J. P. Moschovitis (2005). The Internet: A Historical Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. ISBN 1-85109-659-0. 
  5. ^ Page, Dan; Cynthia Lee (1999). "Looking Back at Start of a Revolution". UCLA Today. The Regents of the University of California (UC Regents). Archived from the original on 2007-12-24. Retrieved 2007-11-03. 
  6. ^ "About ARC". Asynchronous Research Center web site. Portland State University. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  7. ^ CHM. "Ivan E. Sutherland — CHM Fellow Award Winner". Retrieved March 30, 2015. 
  8. ^ R&D 100
  9. ^ von Neumann Medal
  10. ^ ACM Fellow
  11. ^ EFF Pioneer
  12. ^ "Software System Award". ACM Awards. Association for Computing Machinery. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ Computerworld Leadership Award
  15. ^ Piore Award
  16. ^ NAS Member
  17. ^ NAE member
  18. ^ "Kyoto Prize". Retrieved 2012-06-22. 
  19. ^ "Ivan E. Sutherland Display Windowing by Clipping Patent No. 3,639,736". Retrieved 2016-02-13. 
  20. ^ a b Sutherland, Ivan E. (1965). "The Ultimate Display". Proceedings of IFIP Congress. pp. 506–508. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  21. ^ Alan Kay (Speaker) (1987). Doing with Images Makes Symbols (Videotape). University Video Communications, Apple Computer. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  22. ^ Burton, Robert (2012). "Ivan Sutherland". A.M. Turing Awards. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  23. ^ Sutherland, Ivan (April 1996), Technology and Courage, CiteSeerX 10.1.1.137.8273Freely accessible 

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