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ACM SIGGRAPH Awards Program

The ACM SIGGRAPH Awards program recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the computer graphics community through their research, teaching, service, or writing. Each year, the awards are presented at the annual SIGGRAPH conference's Wednesday morning opening session.

ACM SIGGRAPH currently presents four awards: The Steven A. Coons Award, The Computer Graphics Achievement Award, The Significant New Researcher Award, and The Outstanding Service Award.



The Steven A. Coons Award

Description

The Steven A. Coons award is given in odd-numbered years to an individual to honor that person's lifetime contribution to computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Nominations

Members may nominate individuals for the Steven A. Coons Award by contacting the Awards chair, Eugene Fiume.

Recipients

2003 Pat Hanrahan
2001 Lance J. Williams

1999 James F. Blinn
1997 James Foley
1995 Jose Luis Encarnacao
1993 Ed Catmull
1991 Andries van Dam
1989 David C. Evans
1987 Donald P. Greenberg
1985 Pierre Bezier
1983 Ivan E. Sutherland


The Computer Graphics Achievement Award

Description

The Computer Graphics Achievement award is given each year to recognize an individual for an outstanding achievement in computer graphics and interactive techniques.

Nominations

Members may nominate individuals for the Computer Graphics Achievement Award by contacting the Awards chair, Eugene Fiume.

Recipients

2004 Hugues Hoppe
2003 Peter Schröder
2002 David Kirk

2001 Andrew Witkin
2000 David H. Salesin
1999 Tony DeRose
1998 Michael F. Cohen
1997 Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz
1996 Marc Levoy
1995 Kurt Akeley
1994 Kenneth E. Torrance
1993 Pat Hanrahan
1992 Henry Fuchs
1991 James T. Kajiya
1990 Richard Shoup and Alvy Ray Smith
1989 John Warnock
1988 Alan H. Barr
1987 Robert Cook
1986 Turner Whitted
1985 Loren Carpenter
1984 James H. Clark
1983 James F. Blinn


The Outstanding Service Award

Description

This award, presented for the first time at SIGGRAPH 98, is given in even-numbered years to recognize outstanding service to ACM SIGGRAPH by a volunteer. It recognizes persons who have given extraordinary service to SIGGRAPH, both in the trenches and in positions of more responsibility or visibility, over a significant period of time.

Nominations

Nominations for the award are due by the January the 31st, 2005 and should include:

  • Name(s) of the individual(s) being nominated (address and/or phone number and/or email address are also appreciated).
  • A description of the service(s) to ACM SIGGRAPH and time period.
  • A statement by the nominator describing the significance of the service(s) noted above. Additional letters of support and other materials are not necessary but will be appreciated.
  • Nominator's name, address, telephone number, fax number, and email address.
Send nominations to: service-award@siggraph.org

Recipients

2004 Judy Brown
2004 Steve Cunningham
2002 Bertram Herzog
2000 Tom DeFanti and Copper Giloth
1998 Maxine Brown


The Significant New Researcher Award

Description

The Significant New Researcher Award is awarded annually to a researcher who has made a recent significant contribution to the field of computer graphics and is new to the field. The intent is to recognize people very early in their career who have already made a notable contribution and are likely to make more.

Nominations

Members may nominate individuals for the Significant New Researcher Award by contacting the Awards chair, Eugene Fiume.

Recipients

2004 Zoran Popović
2003 Mathieu Desbrun
2002 Steven J. Gortler

2001 Paul E. Debevec


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February 2004

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