Edwin Catmull

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    catmull in 2010
    edwin earl catmull

    (1945-03-31) march 31, 1945 (age 75)
    parkersburg, west virginia, u.s.
    alma materuniversity of utah (ph.d. computer science; b.s. physics and computer science)
    known for
    • texture mapping
    • catmull–rom spline
    • catmull–clark subdivision surface[1]
    spouse(s)susan anderson catmull
    • academy award (1993, 1996, 2001, 2008)
    • ieee john von neumann medal (2006)
    • computer history museum fellow (2013)
    • acm turing award (2019)
    scientific career
    fieldscomputer science
    • pixar animation studios
    • walt disney animation studios
    a subdivision algorithm for computer display of curved surfaces (1974)
    doctoral advisorrobert e. stephenson[2]

    edwin earl catmull (born march 31, 1945) is an american retired computer scientist and former president of pixar and walt disney animation studios.[3][4][5] he has been honored for his contributions to 3d computer graphics.

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Edwin Catmull
VES Awards 89 cropped.jpg
Catmull in 2010
Edwin Earl Catmull

(1945-03-31) March 31, 1945 (age 75)
Alma materUniversity of Utah (Ph.D. Computer Science; B.S. Physics and Computer Science)
Known for
Spouse(s)Susan Anderson Catmull
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science
A Subdivision Algorithm for Computer Display of Curved Surfaces (1974)
Doctoral advisorRobert E. Stephenson[2]

Edwin Earl Catmull (born March 31, 1945) is an American retired computer scientist and former president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios.[3][4][5] He has been honored for his contributions to 3D computer graphics.

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