Alyn P. Rockwood

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Boulder Graphics LLC, Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), Silicon Graphics Computer Systems, ACM SIGGRAPH, Applied Mathematics and Geometric Modeling and Scientific Visualization Research C

Other Affiliation(s):

  • Arizona State University
  • Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)
  • Colorado School of Mines, Mathematical and Computer Sciences


  • Saudi Arabia


  • SIGGRAPH 2022 

    Alyn Rockwood has introduced disruptions to CG through new modeling techniques, pioneering advanced ideas in mathematical modeling. His offerings challenge the conventional reliance on polygons. Some of his early innovations are only now coming to fruition as computers become fast enough to keep up with Alyn’s ideas.

    SIGGRAPH 1996

    Alyn P. Rockwood completed B.S. and M.S. degrees in mathematics at Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. at the Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics of Cambridge University, Cambridge, England. He worked in industrial research for 13 years, including supervisory and research positions at Evans and Sutherland Computer Corp. and Silicon Graphics, Inc. He was involved in flight simulation, CAD/CAM and surface rendering projects at these companies. Currently, he is on the computer science faculty at Arizona State University. His interests include computer graphics, scientific visualization and computer aided geometric design. He has several patents and many publications in these fields.  

    SIGGRAPH 1992

    Alyn P. Rockwood is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Arizona State University; his interests include volume rendering, blending surfaces, and computer-aided sculpturing. Previously, at Silicon Graphics, he helped develop the real- time display of NURBS for the IRIS workstation. At Evans & Sutherland, he supervised graphics software for the first Phase II flight simulator and helped develop the first general blending capability in the geometric modeler ROMULUS II. Alyn received his Ph. D from Cambridge University.

    SIGGRAPH 1990

    Alyn P. Rockwood has worked in the development of visual simulation for Evans and Sutherland, developed blending surfaces for Shape Data Ltd’s ROMULUS modeler and developed rendering methods for trimmed surfaces for both Evans and Sutherland and Silicon Graphics Inc. He is currently in the research group at SOl. He received his PhD from Cambridge University.  


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