Jack Elton Bresenham

Jack Elton Bresenham (born in 1937) was a professor of computer science.

Biography

He retired from 27 years of service at IBM as a Senior Technical Staff Member in 1987. He taught for 10 years at Winthrop University and has five patents. He has three children: Janet, 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.

* Ph.D., Stanford University, 1964
* MSIE, Stanford University, 1960
* BSEE, University of New Mexico, 1959

ee also

*List of computer scientists
*Bresenham's line algorithm

External links

* [http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/bresenham.html DADS entry on Bresenham's algorithm]
* [http://gauss.bacon.su.se/indices/inventor/bresenhamjacke/ European patents by Jack E. Bresenham]


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