UW CSE Ph.D. alumnus and Reed College professor Jim Fix today presented computer graphics pioneer Ivan Sutherland with the Vollum Award for Distinguished Accomplishment in Science and Technology at Reed College’s 2014 opening convocation.
The Vollum Award was created by Reed College in 1975 as a tribute to the late C. Howard Vollum, a graduate of the Class of 1936 and the founder of Tektronix. The award “is intended to recognize and celebrate the exceptional achievement of a member of the scientific and technical community of the Pacific Northwest.”
UW CSE’s Ed Lazowska received the Vollum Award in 2012.Previous University of Washington recipients include Lynn Riddiford, Stanley Fields, Lee Hood, Ed Krebs, Jerry Franklin, and Vic Klee. Previous computer science and electronics recipients include Linus Torvalds, James T. Russell, Adele Goldberg, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Paul Lutus, C. Norman Winningstad, and John M. Fluke.