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 390,862 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Ivan Sutherland is the 33rd most popular computer scientist (down from 23rd in 2019), the 2,517th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,879th in 2019) and the 21st most popular American Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Ivan Sutherland ranks 33 out of 205Before him are J. C. R. Licklider, Peter Naur, Guido van Rossum, Ward Cunningham, Luigi Federico Menabrea, and Frances E. Allen. After him are Jef Raskin, Don Norman, Tony Hoare, Ken Kutaragi, Pierre Bézier, and Jay Wright Forrester.

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Among people born in 1938, Ivan Sutherland ranks 142Before him are Paul Andreu, William B. Davis, Lill-Babs, Oleg Gordievsky, Félix Mourinho, and Anne Perry. After him are Manuel Sanchís Martínez, Per Kirkeby, Tatsuya Shiji, Klaus Voormann, Bernadette Lafont, and Diane Baker.

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Among people born in United States, Ivan Sutherland ranks 2,517 out of 15,968Before him are Julia Ann (1969), Clifford Brown (1930), Tracy Chapman (1964), Bob Pettit (1932), Andrew Taylor Still (1828), and Richard Axel (1946). After him are Heather Locklear (1961), Richard Basehart (1914), Curtis Hanson (1945), Henry H. Arnold (1886), Maria Shriver (1955), and Johnston McCulley (1883).


Among computer scientists born in United States, Ivan Sutherland ranks 21Before him are Leonard Kleinrock (1934), Dorothy Vaughan (1910), Larry Tesler (1945), J. C. R. Licklider (1915), Ward Cunningham (1949), and Frances E. Allen (1932). After him are Jef Raskin (1943), Don Norman (1935), Jay Wright Forrester (1918), Allen Newell (1927), Charles Bachman (1924), and Leslie Lamport (1941).