Ivan Sutherland


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Ivan Sutherland

Ivan E. Sutherland is widely known for his pioneering contributions. His 1963 MIT PhD thesis, Sketchpad, opened the field of computer graphics. His 1966 work, with Sproull, on a head-mounted display anticipated today's virtual reality by 25 years. He co-founded Evans and Sutherland, which manufactures the most advanced computer image generators now in use. As head of Computer Science Department of Caltech he helped make integrated circuit design an acceptable field of academic study. Dr. Sutherland is on the boards of several small companies and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences, the ACM and IEEE. He received the ACM's Turing Award in 1988. He is now Vice President and Fellow of Sun Microsystems Laboratories in Mountain View, CA, USA.
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Just six years later, computer scientist Ivan Sutherland developed an early example of a VR Head-Mounted Display (HMD): The Sword of Damocles.
The first developments of augmented reality (AR) technology came in 1968, when computer scientist Ivan Sutherland, created an AR head-mounted display that superimposed virtual information onto the physical environment.
Thirty years since the term virtual reality was coined, and nearly fifty years since Ivan Sutherland's first experiments with a "head mounted three dimensional display", developments in hardware and software now make VR viable as a mass-market consumer proposition, and 2016 sees a variety of devices coming to market.
The history of virtual reality (VR) can be traced back to 1968 and a headset built by academic Ivan Sutherland at the University of Utah.
The Western Society of Engineers is celebrating Engineers Week (February 18u24, 2018) by honoring Ivan Sutherland, PhD as the 96th recipient of the Washington Award at a celebratory dinner on Friday, February 23.
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Dr Ivan Sutherland, recipient of the highest award in Computer Science (the Turing Award - recognized as the Nobel Prize of Computing) shared his perspective on the future of computer design at the Turing Celebration.
student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ivan Sutherland created his Sketchpad system, the first program to use a graphical user interface.
THE Scottish ancestry of Ivan Sutherland, who built a robotic piper in America, surely has to be called into question.