Stanford Professor and Tableau Software Co-Founder, Pat Hanrahan, Receives
Prestigious Katayanagi Prize in Computer Science
Hanrahan recognized for contributions in the field of computer graphics
SEATTLE, Oct. 16, 2013
SEATTLE, Oct. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Stanford University Professor and
Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), co-founder, Pat Hanrahan, has been honored with
the prestigious Katayanagi Prize in Computer Science. Hanrahan is the Canon
USA Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford,
where Tableau was founded along with Dr. Chris Stolte and Christian Chabot in
Hanrahan was honored along with Cornell University's Doug L. James, for their
individual contributions to the field of computer graphics. He received the
award at Carnegie Mellon University, a presenting sponsor along with the Tokyo
University of Technology (TUT), on September 26. The prizes are endowed by
Japanese entrepreneur and education advocate Koh Katayanagi, who founded TUT
and several technical institutions in Japan.
"On behalf of everyone at Tableau, I'm thrilled for Pat and congratulate him
on this prestigious and important award in computer science," said Chris
Stolte, Chief Development Officer and co-founder of Tableau Software. "Pat's
contributions have not only helped drive Tableau – but they've also shaped the
world of computer graphics as we know them today. He's incredibly deserving of
Hanrahan was an early employee at Pixar Animation Studios and was the chief
architect of the RenderMan Interface – a protocol that allows modeling
programs to describe scenes to high quality rendering programs. Before joining
Stanford he was a faculty member at Princeton. He has received two Academy
Awards for Science and Technology, the Spirit of America Creativity Award, the
SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award, the SIGGRAPH Stephen A. Coons
Award, and the IEEE Visualization Career Award.
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