John C. Hart

John C. Hart

John C. Hart

Professor of Computer Science


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Research Interests:

High performance graphics and shape modeling.


John C. Hart is an Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where he studies computer graphics and computational topology.

Hart is a past Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Graphics. He is a co-author of "Real-Time Shading" and a contributing author for "Texturing and Modeling: A Procedural Approach." He served from 1994-9 on the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee, and is an Executive Producer of the documentary "The Story of Computer Graphics."

Hart received his B.S. from Aurora University in 1987, and an M.S. (1989) and Ph.D. (1991) from the Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He interned with Alan Norton at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in 1989 and with Pixel Machines at AT&T Bell Labs in 1990. He was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the EVL and NCSA until 1992, and an Assistant then Associate Professor in the School of EECS at Washington State University until 2000.