Oct. 16, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Stanford University Professor and Tableau Software (NYSE: DATA), co-founder,
, has been honored with the prestigious Katayanagi Prize in Computer Science. Hanrahan is the Canon
Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at
, where Tableau was founded along with Dr.
in 2003.(Logo -
Hanrahan was honored along with
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
of Technology (TUT), on
. The prizes are endowed by Japanese entrepreneur and education advocate
, who founded TUT and several technical institutions in
"On behalf of everyone at Tableau, I'm thrilled for Pat and congratulate him on this prestigious and important award in computer science," said
, 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 this prize."
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
he was a faculty member at
. 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.
For more information on the Katayanagi Prize, visit
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