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Andrew  Hanson

Andrew Hanson

Professor Emeritus of Computer Science

Member of Cognitive Science Program

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(812) 855-5855
Lindley Hall 430E


  • Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics at MIT, 1971
  • B.A. in Chemistry and Physics at Harvard University, 1966


Andrew J. Hanson received the BA degree in chemistry and physics from Harvard College in 1966 and the PhD degree in theoretical physics from MIT in 1971. He is a Professor of Computer Science in the School of Infomatics and Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington. He did research in theoretical physics from 1971 until 1980, when he began working in machine vision, graphics, and visualization, first with the perception research group at the SRI Artificial Intelligence Center, and then at Indiana University starting in 1989. His current research interests include computer graphics, perception, navigation and collaboration in virtual environments, the visualization of abstract concepts in mathematics and physics, virtual astronomy, haptics, and the exploitation of quaternions and high-dimensional spaces. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society, ACM Siggraph, the American Mathematical Society, the American Physical Society, and Sigma Xi.

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