Ivan Sutherland

1938 - Today

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Ivan Edward Sutherland (born May 16, 1938) 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ivan Sutherland has received more than 564,626 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Ivan Sutherland is the 15th most popular computer scientist (up from 31st in 2019), the 1,283rd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,228th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Ivan Sutherland ranks 15 out of 245Before him are John McCarthy, Lotfi A. Zadeh, Linus Torvalds, Andrew S. Tanenbaum, Edgar F. Codd, and Marvin Minsky. After him are George Dantzig, Ray Kurzweil, John Backus, Ken Thompson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Vint Cerf.

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Among people born in 1938, Ivan Sutherland ranks 71Before him are Jerzy Skolimowski, Leiji Matsumoto, Wim Kok, Mamadou Tandja, Carlos Bilardo, and Tomas Lindahl. After him are Derek Jacobi, Enrico Macias, Anthony James Leggett, Ian Stewart, Ben E. King, and Michael Rockefeller.

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Among people born in United States, Ivan Sutherland ranks 1,283 out of 20,380Before him are Christina Onassis (1950), Carla Bley (1936), Alan Silvestri (1950), Robin Cook (1940), Frederic Edwin Church (1826), and John Dickinson (1732). After him are Timothy Leary (1920), Susan Hayward (1917), J. Michael Bishop (1936), Cordell Hull (1871), Michael Connelly (1956), and Joe Mantegna (1947).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Ivan Sutherland ranks 8Before him are Richard Stallman (1953), Dennis Ritchie (1941), Donald Knuth (1938), John McCarthy (1927), Andrew S. Tanenbaum (1944), and Marvin Minsky (1927). After him are George Dantzig (1914), Ray Kurzweil (1948), John Backus (1924), Ken Thompson (1943), Dorothy Vaughan (1910), and Vint Cerf (1943).