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February 25, 2009: ACM Fellow Ed Catmull Receives Oscar for Contributions to Computer Graphics

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Today's Topic: ACM Fellow Ed Catmull Receives Oscar for Contributions
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February 25, 2009

ACM Fellow Ed Catmull was presented with an Oscar statuette for the Gordon E. Sawyer Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Conferred at the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentations earlier this month, the award is in recognition of his lifetime of technical contributions and leadership in the field of computer graphics for the motion picture industry.

In addition to being a noted computer scientist, Catmull is co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. He is also widely regarded as a leading innovator by the ACM SIGGRAPH community for his key contributions to fundamental computer graphics concepts.

The Oscar is the latest in a series of recognitions he has received from the
Academy since 1992.

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