William Lorensen

General Electric Corporation

William Lorensen is a Graphics Engineer in the Visualization and Computer Vision Lab at GE Research in Niskayuna, NY. He has over 35 years of experience in computer graphics and software engineering. Bill is currently working on algorithms for medical image analysis and scientific visualization. He is a co-developer of the marching cubes and dividing cubes surface extraction algorithms, two popular isosurface extraction algorithms. Lorenson’s other interests include computer animation, color graphics systems for data presentation, and object-oriented software tools. Lorenson is the author or co-author of over 60 technical articles on topics ranging from finite element pre/postprocessing, 3D medical imaging, computer animation and object-oriented design. He is a co-author of "Object-Oriented Modeling and Design” published by Prentice Hall, 1991. He is also co-author with Will Schroeder and Ken Martin of the book "The Visualization Toolkit: An Object-Oriented Approach to 3D Graphics" published by Kitware in 2004.

Lorenson holds thirty US Patents on medical and visualization algorithms. In 1991, he was named a Coolidge Fellow, the highest scientific honor at GE Research. In 2004, Bill received the first IEEE Visualization Career Award. In 2006, Lorenson was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.
Prior to joining GE in 1978, he was a Mathematician at the US Army Benet Weapons Laboratory where he worked on computer graphics software for structural analysis. He has a BS in Mathematics and an MS in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.