2003 ACM SIGGRAPH Awards
Computer Graphics Achievement Award
Caltech Professor to Receive ACM SIGGRAPH Achievement Award
NEW YORK, NY, July 16, 2003 -- ACM SIGGRAPH will award its 2003
Computer Graphics Achievement Award to Peter Schröder for his
contributions to the newly emerging area of 3D geometry
processing. Schröder’s results form the basis for a
significant body of current research in computer graphics and digital
geometry processing. His emphasis on wavelets, subdivision
surfaces and multiresolution modeling has been instrumental in
establishing this newly emerging area within the graphics
community. The Computer Graphics Achievement award is given each
year for outstanding achievement in computer graphics and interactive
techniques. Schröder, a Professor of Computer Science and Applied
and Computational Mathematics at the California Institute of
Technology, receives his award at SIGGRAPH 2003, 27-31 July 2003, at
the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.
3D Geometry Processing, an active
research area, applies mathematics, computer science and engineering
concepts to design efficient algorithms for manipulating and animating
complex 3D models. Schröder’s results are widely cited in the
research community, and he was instrumental in setting up the first
Symposium on Geometry Processing (SCG ’03).
Schröder joined Caltech in 1995 after
working on spherical wavelets at the University of South Carolina as a
post-doctoral fellow. He received his MA and PhD in computer
science from Princeton University in 1992 and 1994, respectively.
He has published a steady stream of papers at SIGGRAPH conferences,
starting in 1993, with a paper entitled “On the Form Factor between Two
Polygons,” which solved a problem that had remained unsolved
since it was first proposed in1760. Schröder’s SIGGRAPH 97
paper on interactive multiresolution mesh editing is among the most
widely cited papers in the field.
Like Teacher, Like Student
In an unusual linkage of computer graphics professors and students, the
advisor for 2003 Achievement Award winner Peter Schröder on his
first SIGGRAPH paper in 1993 was Pat Hanrahan, who has been selected to
receive this year’s ACM SIGGRAPH Steven Anson Coons Award.
And Schröder’s former postdoctoral student, Mathieu Desbrun,
has been chosen as the 2003 ACM SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher
Award. Best known for his contributions to the development
of the popular RenderMan interface, Hanrahan is Canon USA Professor of
Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Desbrun is
recognized for his work on deformable models and animation. He is
currently an assistant professor at the University of Southern
California. All three awards will be presented on July 28, at the
SIGGRAPH conference in San Diego, CA.
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