Frederic Parke

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Frederic Parke
Born (1943-05-13) May 13, 1943 (age 75)
Salt Lake City, Utah
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Utah
Scientific career
Fields Computer science
Institutions University 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 1972 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 the previous 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, Volume 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