Rae Earnshaw is Head of Computer Graphics at the University of Leeds, with interests in graphics algorithms, human-computer interface issues, scientific visualization, graphics standards, fifth-generation graphics software, workstations and display technology, mathematics of computer graphics, CAD/CAM, graphics
system building and education issues. He has been a visiting professor at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA, Northwestern Polytechnical University,
China and George Washington University, Washington DC, USA. He was a director of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on 'Fundamental Algorithms for Computer Graphics' held in Ilkley, England, in 1985, a co-chair of the BCS/ ACM International Summer Institute on 'State of the Art in Computer Graphics' held in Scotland in 1986 and a director of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on 'Theoretical Foundations of Computer Graphics ,and CAD' held in Italy in 1987. He is a member of ACM, IEEE" CGS, EO and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.
Dr. Earnshaw has authored and edited 15 books on graphics algorithms, computer graphics and associated topics and published a number of papers in these areas. He chairs the Scientific Visualization Group at the University of Leeds, is a member of the Editorial Board of The VlSUal Computer, vice-president of the
Computer Graphics Society and chair of the British 'Computer Society Computer Graphics and Displays Group.