Rice University Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering Lecture: Microsoft Research, Turner Whitted
Senior Researcher and Area Manager
Turner Whitted is a senior researcher and area manager at Microsoft Research. He was a member of the computer science faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1983 until 2001 as well as a co-founder and director of Numerical Design Limited. Before that, he was a member of the technical staff in Bell Labs’ computer systems research laboratory where he introduced the notion of using recursive ray tracing to implement global illumination. He earned BSE and MS degrees from Duke University and a PhD from North Carolina State University, all in electrical engineering. In the past, he has served on the editorial boards of IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications and ACM Transactions on Graphics and was papers chair for SIGGRAPH 97. Whitted is an ACM fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
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