James D. Foley

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James D. Foley (born July 20, 1942 in Pennsylvania ) is an American computer scientist who deals with computer graphics .

Foley graduated from Lehigh University with a bachelor's degree in 1964 and received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1969 . He then went to the University of North Carolina , became a professor at George Washington University in 1977 and was professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1991 . In 1992 he founded the GVU Center (GVU originally for Graphics, Visualization and Usability Center) there. He also became director of Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1992 and director of Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America (MEITCA) in 1998, which coordinates Mitsubishi's research at four American research laboratories. From 2001 to 2005 he was Chairman of the Computer Research Association (CRA), an umbrella organization for research institutions in computer science in the USA.

From 1991 to 1995 he was editor of ACM Transactions on Graphics. In 1997 he received the Steven A. Coons Award from ACM SIGGRAPH and in 2007 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from ACMSIGCHI (Special Interest Group Computer Human Interaction).

With Andries van Dam and others he is the author of a standard work on computer graphics.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the Association for Computing Machinery and a member of the National Academy of Engineering .

Fonts (selection)

  • with Andries van Dam , Steven K. Feiner, John F. Hughes: Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice, Addison-Wesley 1995, new edition 2013 additionally with Morgan McGuire, David Sklar, Kurt Akeley as co-authors.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ First in 1982 with Foley as Fundamentals of Interactive Computer Graphics