Frederic Parke

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Frederic Parke
Born (1943-05-13) May 13, 1943 (age 76)
Alma materUniversity of Utah
Scientific career
FieldsComputer science
InstitutionsUniversity of Utah

Frederic Ira Parke graduated from the University of Utah with a BS degree in physics in 1965. He was then a graduate student of the University of Utah College of Engineering where he received his MS (1972) and PhD (1974) in computer science.

In 1971 in a project partially financed by DARPA Parke made the first 3D animation of a representation of a human face. This animation was wireframe graphics underneath but used the now classic Gouraud shading that estimates curving surfaces that was invented this year by computer scientist Henri Gouraud.[1] [2] He has worked at the New York Institute of Technology Computer Graphics Laboratory.[3]

Parke currently teaches at Texas A&M University in the Visualization Sciences program.


  1. ^ Parke, Frederic (1972), "Computer generated animation of faces", ACM '72 Proceedings of the ACM Annual Conference, 1: 451–457, doi:10.1145/800193.569955
  2. ^ Parke, Frederic (1972). Computer generated animation of faces (Technical report). University of Utah. UTEC-CSs-72-120.
  3. ^ "NYITer's: Where Are They Now?".

External links[edit]

  • Homepage of Frederic I. Parke at Texas A&M University