Alan W. Paeth[pronunciation?] (11 May 1956 - 3 June 2018) was a Canadian computer scientist and author.
Alan William Paeth was born on May 11, 1956 in Seattle, Washington. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Caltech and his PhD at the University of Waterloo in 1994. His doctoral advisor was William B. Cowan and his doctoral dissertation was on Linear Models of Reflective Colour. He married Catherine Anne Person in 1983; she predeceased him in 2008.
He was professor of computer science at Okanagan University in British Columbia.