Henri Gouraud (computer scientist)

Henri Gouraud (computer scientist)

Henri Gouraud (born 1944) is a French computer scientist. He is the inventor of Gouraud shading used in computer graphics.

During 1964–1967, he studied at École Centrale Paris. He received his Ph.D. at the University of Utah in 1971, working with Dave Evans and Ivan Sutherland, for a dissertation entitled " [http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=905323&dl=ACM&coll=portal Computer Display of Curved Surfaces] ".

The famous human face images showing the effect of his shading were done using his wife Sylvie Gouraud as the model.


* [http://www.univ-reims.fr/Labos/LERI/Afig99/biographie.html Biography] written by a computer graphics researcher at ECP

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