James D. Foley

American academic

1942   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: University of Michigan, Lehigh University
occupation: engineer, computer scientist
award received: CHI Academy, Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, ACM Fellow, IEEE Fellow

James David Foley (born July 20, 1942) is an American computer scientist and computer graphics researcher. He is a Professor Emeritus and held the Stephen Fleming Chair in Telecommunications in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). He was Interim Dean of Georgia Tech's College of Computing from 2008–2010. He is perhaps best known as the co-author of several widely used textbooks in the field of computer graphics, of which over 400,000 copies are in print and translated in ten languages. Foley most recently conducted research in instructional technologies and distance education.
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