Quantcast
JEB
United States of America
17 views this week
Jack Elton Bresenham

Jack Elton Bresenham

American computer scientist
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro American computer scientist
A.K.A. Bresenham
Countries United States of America
Occupations Computer scientist Engineer
Gender male
Birth 11 October 1937 (Clovis)
Star sign Libra
Education Stanford University, University of New Mexico
The details
Biography

Jack Elton Bresenham (born 11 October 1937, Clovis, New Mexico, US) is a former professor of computer science.

Biography

Bresenham retired from 27 years of service at IBM as a Senior Technical Staff Member in 1987. He taught for 16 years at Winthrop University and has nine patents. He has four children: Janet, Craig, Linda, and David.

Bresenham's line algorithm, developed in 1962, is his most well-known innovation. It determines which points on a 2-dimensional raster should be plotted in order to form a straight line between two given points, and is commonly used to draw lines on a computer screen. It is one of the earliest algorithms discovered in the field of computer graphics. The midpoint circle algorithm shares some similarities to his line algorithm and is known as Bresenham's circle algorithm.

  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 1964
  • MSIE, Stanford University, 1960
  • BSEE, University of New Mexico, 1959
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
comments so far.
Comments
References
http://isni.org/isni/0000000037657963
http://www.mytjnow.com/former-winthrop-professor-resp/2010/7/10/former-winthrop-professor-responsible-for-drawing-lines-on-c.html
https://dblp.org/pid/67/3876
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n87915327
https://viaf.org/viaf/18753257
https://web.archive.org/web/20110714144637/http://www.mytjnow.com/former-winthrop-professor-resp/2010/7/10/former-winthrop-professor-responsible-for-drawing-lines-on-c.html
https://www.idref.fr/129118605
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q92833
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/18753257
https://xlinux.nist.gov/dads/HTML/bresenham.html
arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up arrow-down instagram whatsapp myspace quora soundcloud spotify tumblr vk website youtube stumbleupon comments comments pandora gplay iheart tunein pandora gplay iheart tunein itunes