Ivan Sutherland
#3123 Overall Influence

Ivan Sutherland

American computer scientist and Internet pioneer

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Ivan Edward Sutherland is an American computer scientist and Internet pioneer, widely regarded as a pioneer of computer graphics. 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 their students from that era developed 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”.

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Harvard University
Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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California Institute of Technology
California Institute of Technology

Private research university located in Pasadena, California

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Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University

Private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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University of Utah
University of Utah

Public coeducational space-grant research university in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#23 World Rank #15 USA Rank
Computer Science
#263 World Rank #100 USA Rank
Engineering