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Former physicist, turned computer science researcher, now retired. I worked with Ed Stone at Caltech on the HEAO-C science satellite, then worked at AT&T Bell Labs for 11 years, focusing mainly on image processing and computer graphics. That was followed by several years at Princeton University, and then a six year stint at Microsoft Research, where I was one of the inventors of the ClearType display technology used in Windows.

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