SEAC and the Start of Image Processing at the National Bureau of Standards
Russell A. Kirsch
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Siggraph, it is useful to recall that computer processing of images began at the National Bureau of Standards (NBS, now National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST) some 15 years earlier than the organization of Siggraph. This paper describes these beginnings of image processing and the construction of the early National Bureau of Standards Electronic Automatic Computer (SEAC), which made possible the experiments that led to image processing.
SEAC and the Start of Image Processing at the National Bureau of Standards, IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=821701
(Accessed February 23, 2024)