Dr. Hideko Kunii / Computer Graphics Pioneer

I went looking for algorithms for generating trees, and bumped into Hideko Kunii in the history of computer graphics that I didn’t know about.

It’s been fun reading about her.

College of Natural Sciences alumna, Hideko Kunii (Ph.D. ’83) is a trailblazer in a culture that has a history of discouraging women from advancing in the workforce, most notably in the technology industries.

She’s a total bad_ss.

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What this article in the Guardian completely misses is Dr. Kunii’s technical contributions in recognizing the importance of using graphics to understand and visualize databases. I’m psyched to find such a cool person! —JM