Marek Holynski

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Marek Bernard Hołyński (born 1947) – Polish computer science specialist, expert in the field of computer graphics. Graduate of the Electronics Faculty at the Warsaw's Technical University, Ph.D. at the Applied Cybernetics Institute PAN in 1975. Author of a book "Art and Computers".

While he was at a conference in 1981, the communist government of Poland declared martial law. Hołyński was granted asylum in the United States.

In the 1980s, he became a professor of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Boston University. Simultaneously he started to cooperate with Silicon Graphics, the world's leading computer graphics company.

He is currently Director of the Institute of Mathematical Machines in Warsaw (Poland), vice-president of Polish Information Processing Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Informatyczne). He took part in the definition of the OpenGL standard and development of the Computer Graphics Workstations in Silicon Graphics.

In 1979-1980 he was working as research fellow in development of PLATO - the computer aided system of education on Indiana University in Bloomington. Since 1981 in Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he took a position of research fellow, and then associate professor in Center for Advanced Visual Studies. His main interest was development of computer graphics and user interface. Simultaneously as associate professor he was a lecturer on Boston University. In 1992-1997 worked in Silicon Graphics, as Project Manager and next as a manager of Graphics Division. He took part in the development of computers Indigo, Indy and O2.