Career

Robin worked with Steve Coons as a Visiting Research Fellow at M.I.T. Project MAC in 1967 and as a Visiting Professor at Syracuse University in 1971-72. He moved to the University of East Anglia in 1974 as a Reader and became a Professor in 1980. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Utah and the University of Sao Paulo, SP, a Visiting Expert at the Beijing Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a Visiting Scientist at Xerox PARC. He is an Honorary Professor of Shandong University.

He has consulted for General Motors, Boeing, Lockheed, Xerox, Digital, Apple, Philips, Adobe, Rolls-Royce and others and has worked for the defense in various patent cases concerning computer painting systems. Having written the first published paper on Computational Geometry in 1971, he formed the Computational Geometry Project (sometimes called the Computer Graphics Project and known for short as CGP) at UEA in 1974.

Academic Background

Robin Forrest graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh and moved to Cambridge where, inspired by a seminar by Ivan Sutherland, he became a founder-member of the Computer-Aided Design Group in 1965.

He gained his Ph.D. (Curves and Surfaces for Computer-Aided Design) in 1968.

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