Pierre Bézier

Pierre Bézier

name = Pierre Étienne Bézier

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birth_date = birth date|1910|9|1|df=y
birth_place = Paris, France
death_date = death date and age|1999|11|25|1910|9|1|df=y
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field = Mathematics
work_institution = Renault
Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers
alma_mater = École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers
École Supérieure d'Électricité
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known_for = Bézier curve
Bézier surface
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Pierre Étienne Bézier (September 1, 1910 – November 25, 1999) (IPA2|ˈpjɛʁ eˈtjɛn beˈzje) was a French engineer and patentor (thus not the inventor) of the Bézier curves and Bézier surfaces that are now used in most computer-aided design and computer graphics systems.

Born in Paris, Bézier obtained a degree in mechanical engineering from the "École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers" in 1930. He earned a second degree in electrical engineering in 1931 at the "École Supérieure d'Électricité", and a doctorate in 1977 in mathematics from the University of Paris.

He worked for Renault from 1933–1975, where he developed his UNISURF CAD CAM system.

From 1968–1979 he was Professor of Production Engineering at the "Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers".

In 1985 he was recognized by ACM SIGGRAPH with a `Steven A. Coons' award for his lifetime contributionto computer graphics and interactive techniques.

NAME= Bézier, Pierre Étienne
DATE OF BIRTH= 1 September, 1910
PLACE OF BIRTH= Paris, France
DATE OF DEATH= 25 November, 1999

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