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educator , computer scientist

Andries van Dam, American Computer scientist, educator. Recipient Special Recognition Society Information Display, 1974, Rhode Island Governor's Science.and Technical award, 1988, academic award National Computer Graphics Association, 1990, Centennial medal Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1984, Steven A. Coons award Special Interest Group on Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 1991.

Background

Dam, Andries van was born on December 8, 1938 in Groningen, The Netherlands. Came to the United States, 1952. Son of Levie and Mietje (Rosenbaum) van Dam.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Swarthmore College, 1960;Master of Science, University of Pennsylvania, 1963;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 1966.

Career

Assistant professor applied mathematics, Brown U., Providence, 1965-1968;associate professor applied mathematics and computer science, Brown U., Providence, 1968-1972;professor computer science, Brown U., Providence, since 1972;department chairman computer science, Brown U., Providence, 1979-1985;L. Herbert Ballou University Professor computer science, Brown U., Providence, since 1992. Visiting science associate European Organization of Nuclear Research, Geneva, 1978-1979. Senior scientist Stardent Computer, 1985-1988, BLOC development, since 1988, Prime Computer/Computer Vision, 1990-1991.

Works

Membership

Member committee to assess the scope and direction of computer science and technical National Research Council. Member National Academy of Engineering, Association Computing Machinery, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Company Society.

Connections

Married Deborah Kurmes, October 18, 1961. Children: Elisa, Lori, Katrin.

father:
Levie Dam

mother:
Mietje (Rosenbaum) Dam

Spouse:
Deborah Kurmes

Child:
Elisa Dam

Child:
Lori Dam

Child:
Katrin Dam