Jim Foley

Executive Advisor - CMIC Programme
Computational Media Innovation Centre

Professor James Foley is internationally respected as a computer graphics and human-computer interaction pioneer – he received lifetime achievement awards in both areas from the Association for Computing Machinery, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society. He is Professor Emeritus in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology in the United States, and is co-author of several computer graphics texts that have been translated into seven languages, with over 400,000 copies in print.

He is a member of the United States National Academy of Engineering; a former chairman of the Computing Research Association, an organisation of more than 200 computer science and computer engineering university departments, professional societies and industrial research laboratories; and a former chairman and chief executive of the Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America, where he led corporate research and development across four laboratories.