Ivan Sutherland (born 1938 in Hartings, Nebraska) is considered by many to be the creator of Computer Graphics. Ivan introduced concepts such as 3-D computer modeling, visual simulations, computer aided design (CAD) and virtual reality. Sutherland went to MIT and developed his thesis, "Sketchpad: A Man-machine Graphical Communications System", the first Graphical User Interface. After Sketchpad, he contributed numerous ideas to the study of Computer Graphics and Computer Interaction.
- Biography of a Luminary Dr. Ivan E. Sutherland. Georgia Tech. Published Fall 1997. Accessed Oct 2010. http://www.cc.gatech.edu/classes/cs6751_97_fall/projects/abowd_team/ivan/ivan.html