The Web3D Consortium Lifetime Technical Excellence award to Dr. Richard Puk
Dr. Richard Puk has been a longstanding member of the Web3D Consortim, contributing to the development of X3D graphics ISO standards within Web3D Consortium, INCITS, ANSI, and ISO for over 40 years.
His expertise in computer graphics, and his programming language and encoding proficiency, have contributed to the publication of several multi-part standards and functional specifications that facilitate interoperable computer graphics systems. In the mid-1980s/1990s, Dr. Puk was a significant contributor in the development of the GKS and PHIGS standards, establishing an ANSI/ISO baseline that drove 2D/3D graphics technology and paved the way for today’s computer graphics and image generation engines. In the 1990s/2000s, he was a key contributor in establishing cooperative liaisons, leading to the development of the VRML, X3D, SEDRIS, EDCS, SRM, and PNG Standards. He has served 7 terms as SC 24/WG 6 Convenor
Congratulations! to Dick on this recognition and our many thanks for all his support to Web3D Consortium, INCITS Graphics and Imaging and ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 24.