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Established Date: Jan. 1, 1944
Pioneering French computer scientist. It is among other things invented the technique of shading image synthesis that bears his name, Gouraud shading . Son and nephew of the general, nephew of General Henri Gouraud , he studied at the military academy Military La Flèche (where he met Patrick Baudelaire) then became an engineer from the Ecole Centrale de Paris (promo 1967). He married Sylvie, then from 1968 to 1971, the IRIA assigns a scholarship and the University of Utah appointed Research Assistant , which allows him to prepare a Ph.D. at the University Utah, with Ivan Sutherland . He leads an active retirement until 2008 while working with Exalead (headed by François Bourdoucle ) and several European projects.