Andries van Dam

Andries van Dam, is the Thomas J. Watson, Jr. University Professor of Technology and Education and Professor of Computer Science at Brown University.  He has been a member of Brown’s faculty since 1965, was a co-founder of Brown’s Computer Science Department and its first Chairman from 1979 to 1985, and was also Brown’s first Vice President for Research from 2002 – 2006.  His research includes work on computer graphics, hypermedia systems, post-WIMP user interfaces,  including immersive virtual reality and pen- and touch-computing, and educational software. He has been working for over four decades on systems for creating and reading electronic books with interactive illustrations for use in teaching and research.

 

In 1967 he co-founded ACM SICGRAPH (the precursor of SIGGRAPH) and from 1985 through 1987 was Chairman of the Computing Research Association.  He is a Fellow of ACM, IEEE, and AAAS, a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and holds four honorary doctorates.  He has authored or co-authored  over 100 papers and nine books, including “Fundamentals of Interactive Computer Graphics and three editions of “Computer Graphics: Principles and Practice”, the most recent, completely new, edition to appear in 2013.More…