Ivan Sutherland

United States – 1988
Short Annotated Bibliography

Google Scholar lists Sutherland as the author or co-author of approximately 220 publications. Most notable among these publications are:

  1. Sutherland, Ivan E., “Sketchpad: A Man-Machine Graphical Communication System,” AFIPS Conference Proceedings, Volume 23, Spring Joint Computer Conference, pp. 329-346, 1963.  This paper reports the work that gave birth to computer graphics by making it possible for a man and a computer to converse through the medium of line drawings.
  2. Sutherland, Ivan E., “Micropipelines,” Communications of the ACM, Volume 32, Number 6, pp. 720-728, June 1989.  This is his 1989 Turing Award lecture describing a particularly simple form of event-driven, elastic pipeline with or without internal processing.
  3. Sutherland, Ivan E., “A Characterization of Ten Hidden-Surface Algorithms,” Computing Surveys, Volume 6, Number 1, pp. 1-55, March, 1974.  This paper discusses the hidden surface problem from the point of view of sorting.
  4. Sutherland, Ivan E., A Head-Mounted, Three-Dimensional Display,” AFIPS Proceedings of the Fall Joint Computer Conference, Part I, pp. 757-764, 1968.  This paper describes a three-dimensional display which presents the user with a perspective image which changes as it moves.
  5. Sutherland, Ivan E., “The Ultimate Display,” Proceedings of the IFIP Congress, pp. 506-508, 1965.  This paper discusses a display connected to a digital computer to facilitate familiarity with concepts not realizable in the physical world.

A list of additional publications can be found here.

Early Publications:

  1. Sutherland, Ivan E., An Electro-Mechanical Model of Simple Animals,” Computers and Automation, February, 1958
  2. Sutherland, Ivan E., “Stability in Steering Control,” Electrical Engineering, April, 1960