Ed Angel

Ed Angel is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at the University of New Mexico (UNM) and the first UNM Presidential Teaching Fellow. He has held academic positions at the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Southern California, and the University of Rochester and has held visiting positions in Sweden, U.K., India, Venezuela, and Ecuador.

Ed led the group of UNM faculty who were awarded $3M from the State of New Mexico to build the Art, Research, Technology, and Science Laboratory (ARTS Lab) at UNM, a unique interdisciplinary center with educational, research, and economic development activities that span the range of digital media.

His research interests have focused on computer graphics and scientific visualization. He has supported graduate students working in volume visualization, virtual reality, and massively parallel computing.

Ed’s textbook Interative Computer Graphics is now in its fifth edition. The third edition of his companion book, the OpenGL Primer, was published in 2006. His books have been translated into Russian, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.

Ed was the Principal Investigator of the Digital Pueblo Project, an NSF-funded project that combined arts and technology to promote economic development among the communities in New Mexico through collaborative graphics and animation projects. Ed also serves on the Governor’s Council on Film and Media Industries.

He received a B.S. from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California.