A pioneer in the field of computer graphics and a founding member of Silicon Graphics (later known as SGI), Kurt Akeley has helped develop innovative products like SGIâ€™s RealityEngine and the OpenGL graphics system. Heâ€™s contributed as well to 3D display technology, NVIDIA GPUs, and the Microsoft Research lab. He is an indefatigable traveler and prefers to be on the move when closer to home as well, often scheduling â€œwalking meetingsâ€ while exploring the tranquil neighborhoods near Lytroâ€™s Mountain View office.
Kurt earned his Ph.D. in computer science from Stanford University and his B.E.E. from the University of Delaware. In 2005, he was awarded membership in the National Academy of Engineering. SIGGRAPH honored him with the Computer Graphics Achievement Award in 1995, and heâ€™s also been inducted as a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.
2010 - Current (almost 7 years)
|Nov 25, 2014||Re/code - Lytro Chairman to Take Post as Berkeley Professor in 2015|
|Apr 22, 2014||The Verge - Lytro changed photography. Now can it get anyone to care?|
|Feb 4, 2014||Bloomberg - New CEO Satya Nadella Needs to Make Microsoft More Like Google|
|Aug 6, 2009||Xconomy - Microsoft Researchers Present Next-Gen Graphics and Software Tools at SIGGRAPH|
|Oct 8, 2003||ZD Net - Nvidia joins high-end graphics group|
|May 16, 2003||Extreme Tech - The Future of 3D Graphics|
|Jul 25, 2002||Extreme Tech - New Technologies Star at SIGGRAPH|
|Jun 20, 2002||Extreme Tech - 3Dlabs Counters Nvidia Claims|