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Ivan Sutherland July 2012

Ivan Sutherland

Ivan Sutherland

Ivan Sutherland's Bio

Ivan Edward Sutherland (born May 16, 1938) is an American computer scientist and Internet pioneer. He received the Turing Award from the Association for Computing Machinery in 1988 for the invention of Sketchpad, an early predecessor to the sort of graphical user interface that has become ubiquitous in personal computers. He is a member of the national Academy of Engineering, as well as the National Academy of Sciences among many other major awards.

Sutherland earned his Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), his Master's degree from Caltech, and his Ph.D. from MIT in EECS in 1963.


He received the following awards:

Award Year Received
Computer History Museum Fellow 2005
IEEE John von Neumann Medal 1998
Association for Computing Machinery Fellow 1994

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