Ivan Sutherland

1938 - Today

Ivan Sutherland

Ivan Edward Sutherland (born May 16, 1938) is an American computer scientist and Internet pioneer, widely regarded as the "father 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 invented several foundations of modern computer graphics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ivan Sutherland has received more than 314,905 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 24th most popular computer scientist.

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  • 34

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  • 5.86

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.35

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among computer scientists, Ivan Sutherland ranks 23 out of 187Before him are Vint Cerf, Alan Kay, George Dantzig, John Backus, Larry Page, and Dorothy Vaughan. After him are Sergey Brin, J. C. R. Licklider, Gabe Newell, Peter Naur, Maurice Wilkes, and Ward Cunningham.

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Among people born in 1938, Ivan Sutherland ranks 108Before him are Giuliano Amato, Angelo Amato, Taha Yassin Ramadan, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria, Carlos Bilardo, and Cabu. After him are Hermann Nitsch, Morihiro Hosokawa, Larry Scott, Karin Dor, Paul Andreu, and Guy Roux.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ivan Sutherland ranks 1,879 out of 12,171Before him are Frederik Pohl (1919), Busta Rhymes (1972), Donald E. Westlake (1933), Billy Dee Williams (1937), Bill Pullman (1953), and Don Ameche (1908). After him are Max Baer (1909), Joseph L. Goldstein (1940), Upton Sinclair (1878), David Letterman (1947), Wolfgang Kapp (1858), and Mitt Romney (1947).