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computer graphics designer

Alvy Ray Smith, American computer graphics designer. Member of National Academy of Engineering, Descendants of Founders of New Jersey, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Society of Colonial Wars in State of New York, New England Historic Genealogical Society (board trustees), Old Derby History Society (honorary), National Huguenot Society (life), Genealogical Society of New Jersey (life).

Background

Smith, Alvy Ray was born on September 8, 1943 in Mineral Wells, Texas, United States.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with high honors, New Mexico State University, 1965. Doctor of Laws (honorary), New Mexico State University, 1999. Master of Science, Stanford University, 1966.

Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1970.

Career

Junior engineer New Mexico State University, 1962—1965. Associate professor Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department New York University, 1969—1973. Senior scientist Computer Graphics Laboratory New York Institute of Technology, 1975—1979.

Consultant Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology, 1979. Director computer graphics research Lucasfilm Ltd., 1980—1986. Co-founder, executive vice president, board member Pixar, 1986—1991.

Founder, president, board member Altamira Software Corporation, 1991—1994. Graphics fellow Microsoft Corporation, 1994—2000. Founder, president Ars Longa.

Visiting associate professor University California, Berkeley, 1974. Visiting scientist Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, 1974. Forsythe lecturer Stanford University, 1997.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals

    • speaker in field.

Membership

Member of National Academy of Engineering, Descendants of Founders of New Jersey, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, Society of Colonial Wars in State of New York, New England Historic Genealogical Society (board trustees), Old Derby History Society (honorary), National Huguenot Society (life), Genealogical Society of New Jersey (life).

Connections

Married Zu Smith; children: Sam, Jesse.

spouse:
Zu Smith

children:
Sam Smith

Jesse Smith