Clifford Pickover (1957)

Clifford Alan Pickover (born 1957) is an American author, editor, and columnist in the fields of science,mathematics and science fiction.He is employed at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown, New York.He received his Ph.D. in 1982 from Yale University's Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, where he conducted research on X-ray scattering and protein structure. Pickover graduated first in his class from Franklin and Marshall College, after completing the four-year undergraduate program in three years.He joined IBM at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center in 1982, as a member of the speech synthesis group and later worked on the design-automation workstations.

For much of his career, Pickover has published technical articles in the areas of scientific visualization, computer art, and recreational mathematics.Pickover is still employed at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, where he is the editor of the IBM Journal of Research and Development. He is currently an associate editor for the scientific journal Computers and Graphics and is an editorial board member for Odyssey and Leonardo.


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