Tableau Software co-founder, Pat Hanrahan, wins Visualization Career Award

IEEE Computer Society Recognizes Dr. Pat Hanrahan for Lifetime Contribution

SEATTLE, Nov. 9, 2006 -- Tableau Software, the global leader in visual analysis software, today announced that Tableau Co-founder and CTO Pat Hanrahan has received the "Visualization Career Award" by the IEEE Computer Society's Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee. The award was established in 2004 and it is given every year to an individual to honor that person's lifetime contribution to visualization research and development. The announcement was made at the organization's Vis 2006 Conference in Baltimore, MD.

"We are delighted to recognize Pat's lifetime work in the field of visualization. He continues to make pioneering contributions and he is an inspiration to the growing visualization community," said Bill Lorensen, Graphics Engineer, GE Global Research and the 2004 Visualization Career Award recipient.

"I am extremely pleased to receive this award from the IEEE Computer Society," said Dr. Hanrahan. "The annual visualization conference is the premier event in our field and it was a great honor to be recognized in front of my peers. Chris Stolte and I published our first paper about VizQL(TM) at this conference and it is really exciting to witness the shift towards visual analysis as a driving application for visualization research."

In addition to being Tableau's CTO, Dr. Hanrahan is also the CANON Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Pat's research has included visualization, image synthesis, and graphics systems and architectures. He was also a founding employee of Pixar, where he was the chief architect of the RenderMan(TM) Interface -- a protocol that has revolutionized the modern graphics and entertainment industries. Prior to Pixar, Pat directed the 3D computer graphics group in the Computer Graphics Laboratory at New York Institute of Technology. Pat is the winner of two Academy Awards, the Spirit of America Creativity Award, the SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award and the SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Lifetime Achievement Award.

About Tableau Software

Tableau Software, a privately held company based in Seattle, Washington, is the global leader in visual analysis software. Its flagship product is used by managers, business intelligence professionals, business analysts, strategic consultants, financial professionals, market researchers, scientists and engineers in nearly every industry. For more information, visit .

NOTE: "Tableau Software," "VizQL," and "Visual Analysis for Databases" are registered trademarks or trademarks of Tableau Software. References to other companies and their products use trademarks owned by the respective companies and are for reference purposes only.

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