Alan W. Paeth

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Alan W. Paeth[ pronunciation? ] (11 May 1956 - 3 June 2018) was a Canadian computer scientist and author.


Life and education

Alan William Paeth was born on May 11, 1956, in Seattle, Washington. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Caltech and his PhD at the University of Waterloo in 1994. [1] His doctoral advisor was William B. Cowan and his doctoral dissertation was on Linear Models of Reflective Colour. [1] He married Catherine Anne Person in 1983; she predeceased him in 2008. [2]

He died in Kelowna, British Columbia, on June 3, 2018. [3]


He was professor of computer science at Okanagan University in British Columbia. [4]

He made major research contributions to computer graphics and has made seminal contributions in the field of Portable Network Graphics including Shear mapping.

Selected publications

His notable books include: [5] [6]

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