Henri Gouraud (computer scientist)

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Henri Gouraud
Born 1944
France
Fields Computer science
Alma mater University of Utah
École Centrale Paris
Known for Gouraud Shading

Henri Gouraud (born 1944) is a French computer scientist. He is the inventor of Gouraud shading used in computer graphics. He is the great nephew of general Henri Gouraud.

During 1964–1967, he studied at École Centrale Paris. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Utah College of Engineering in 1971, working with Dave Evans and Ivan Sutherland, for a dissertation entitled Computer Display of Curved Surfaces.

The famous human face images showing the effect of his shading were done using his wife Sylvie Gouraud as the model.[1]

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  • Biography written by a computer graphics researcher at ECP