Dr John E. Warnock, co-founder of Adobe Systems Inc. was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Nottingham on July 20th. Dr Warnock, who co-founded Adobe in 1982 with Charles Geschke,was President of Adobe for his first two years and Chairman and CEO for his remaining 16 years at Adobe. Dr Warnock has pioneered the development of graphics, publishing, Web and electronic document technologies that have revolutionized the field of publishing and visual communication.The Document Engineering Lab, part of the University of Nottingham's School of Computer Science, has collaborated with Adobe Systems Inc. for almost 20 years on a variety of topics including techniques for increasing the accessibility of electronic documents. Two former graduates from the University of Nottingham, Matthew Hardy, and Alex MacDonald have gone to work for Adobe while several others have been to Adobe on 3-month internships.Before co-founding Adobe Systems, Dr Warnock was principal scientist at Xerox Palo Alto Research Centre. Prior to joining Xerox, he held positions at Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation, Computer Sciences Corporation, IBM, and the University of Utah. Dr Warnock holds seven patents, BS and MS degrees in Mathematics and a PhD in Electrical Engineering, all from the University of Utah.Following the graduation ceremony, John Warnock visited the School of Computer Science and gave a seminar on 'The Changing Media Landscape' which outlined the wrenching transformation facing business focused on newspapers, magazines, books, films, and music.
Posted on Tuesday 28th February 2012