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Sandy Ressler (Fed)

Sandy Ressler has over 30 years of experience with a wide variety of computer graphics and user interface technologies. Starting a career at Bell Labs followed by a stint at a video game startup he is a pioneer and visionary in the development of 3D computer graphics for use on the Internet. He was on the Web3D Consortium’s, Board of Directors for  6 years, two of which as Vice President. The consortium is the organization responsible for VRML/X3D the ISO standard for 3D on the Internet. From 1997-2001, he created and ran the world’s leading web site for 3D on the web at Ressler ran several Web3D Showcase events (demonstration events) at SIGGRAPH (the premier conference for the computer graphics industry) which exposed tens of thousands of people to Web3D applications. Ressler has also been a leader in applying visualizations for 3D anthropometry (human measurement) data, resulting in safer children’s products. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles  and is widely regarded as one of the leading figures in the industry as illustrated by articles in the press including the NY Times, Federal Computer Week, and Popular Mechanics. Ressler has also authored three books, two on electronic publishing and coauthored the classic "Life with UNIX". He holds an MFA in visual arts (computer graphics) from Rutgers University.




Created May 31, 2018, Updated December 8, 2022