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Mathematician , computer graphics designer

Jack Charles Ritter, Japanese, American mathematician, computer graphics designer. Achievements include design of prototype for computer controlled electronic dog trainer; design of Infogramme's Ecstacy Graphics Engine used in PC game Slave Zero; design and programming of a software image synthesizer Rat Racer.

Background

Ritter, Jack Charles was born on April 4, 1948 in Hokkaido, Japan. Arrived in the United States, 1949. Son of James William Ritter and Maureen Ruth Gutenkunst.

Education

Student, Princeton University, 1966—1968. Bachelor in Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1970. Master of Science in Computer Science, University Wisconsin, 1973.

Career

Software engineer National Cash Register, San Diego, 1974—1978. Video game designer Atari Games, Sunnyvale, 1983—1985. 2D graphics engineer Versatec-Xerox, Santa Clara, 1987—1990.

3D programmer-artist Sho Graphics, Mountain View, 1990—1993. 3D hardware marketing nVidia, Sunnyvale, 1995—1996. PC video game programmer Accolade Games, San Jose, 1997—2000.

Achievements

  • Achievements include design of prototype for computer controlled electronic dog trainer. Design of Infogramme's Ecstacy Graphics Engine used in PC game Slave Zero. Design and programming of a software image synthesizer Rat Racer.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Graphics Gems, Volume 1 & 2, 1990.

Membership

Member Homicide Research Working Group, Chicago, since 2000. Volunteer City of Racchi, Sacred Valley, Peru, since 2000. Member of The Manly Club (Hartland, Wisconsin).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Teaching, wearable audio response gear, artificial intelligence, stereoscopic video, large-format ink-jet fine art.

Connections

Married Barrie Jane Jacobs, September 5, 1973.

father:
James William Ritter

mother:
Maureen Ruth Gutenkunst

spouse:
Barrie Jane Jacobs