V. Alan Norton

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  • Yorktown Heights, New York, United States of America


  • SIGGRAPH 1991

    Dr. Norton was born in Utah. He received his B.A. degree from the University of Utah in 1968 and his Ph.D. in mathematics from Princeton in 1976. He served on the mathematics faculty of University of Utah and Hamilton College, then became interested in computer graphics while consulting at Evans and Sutherland Computer Co. In 1980 he joined the IBM T.J Watson Research Center, working with Benoit Mandelbrot on the computation and visualization of fractals. In 1982 Norton initiated an investigation of architecture for parallel processing which led to the founding in 1984 of the RP3 Research Parallel Processing Project. In 1987, Norton established a project at IBM in computer animation research in the area of fractals and physically-based modeling. Norton is the Courses Chair for SIGGRAPH ’92.