David Cannon Evans

David Cannon Evans

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 3 Oct 1998 (aged 74)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Millcreek, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot Glendale 215-4-W
Memorial ID 3659 · View Source
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Computer Engineer. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, he is known as a the pioneer of computer imagery. He graduated from the University of Utah with a doctorate degree in physics and worked at the Bendix Aviation Electronics Company. As project manager, he developed a personal computer in 1955, which ran on an interpretive operating system. He became a faculty member of the University of California, did several experiments on an IDIOM display, made key developments in the field of virtual memory in 1963 and was sponsored by the US Defense Department's Research Agency. In 1965, he returned to University of Utah to start their computer science department. There he co-founded the Evans and Southerland firm which was the first domain of computer-generated imagery. In 1996, Brigham Young University established the David C. Evans Chair of Computer Engineering and Graphics.

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