Hans-Peter Seidel (2224)

Organization: MPI Informatik
Address: Campus E1 4
66123 Saarbruecken
Country: Germany
Telephone: +49-681-9325-400
Fax: +49-681-9325-499
URL: http://www.mpi-inf.mpg.de
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


24.04.1958 born in Stuttgart
1977 Abitur, Staufer-Gymnasium Waiblingen
1978 - 1984 Study of Mathematics und Physics, Tübingen University
1984 - 1985 University of California, Berkeley, USA
1985 - 1987 PhD in Mathematics, Tübingen University
1986 Marriage with Stefanie Seidel, geb. Reiff, two children
1987 - 1989 Habilitation in Computer Science, Tübingen University

Fellowships and Professional Experience

1977 - 1984 German National Merit Foundation
1984 - 1985 USA-Fellowship, German National Merit Foundation
1985 - 1987 PhD-Fellowship, German National Merit Foundation
1987 - 1989 Research Associate, WSI/GRIS, Tübingen University
1989 - 1992 Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Waterloo, Canada
1992 - 1999 Full professor (Chair for Computer Graphics) Erlangen University
1992 - Adjunct Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada
1999 - Director, Max-Planck-Institute for Computer Science, Saarbrücken
1999 - Affiliated Professor, Saarland University, Saarbrücken


2004 Founding Chair, Eurographics Awards Programme
2003 Leibniz-Prize, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
2003 Fellow, Eurographics Association
2002 ACM Recognition of Service Award

Journal Editorship

2004 - IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG)
2001 - International Journal of Shape Modeling (IJSM)
1999 - The Visual Computer (TVC)
1999 - Computer Aided Geometric Design (CAGD)
1995 - Graphical Models (GMOD)
1993 - Computer Graphics Forum (Chief Editor 1993 - 1999) (CGF)

Other Academic Activities

2005 - Chair, European Association for Computer Graphics Eurographics
2004 - Election to DFG Fachkollegium Informatik
2004 International Review Panel, Computer Science Departments
  TU Delft, Univ. Leiden, The Netherlands
2004 - Executive Committee, Solid Modeling Association (Steering Committee
  ACM Solid Modeling Symposium)
2003 - Co-Director, Max Planck Center for Visual Computing and Communication
2003 - 2004 Vice Chair, European Association for Computer Graphics (Eurographics)
2001 - 2003 Managing Director, Max-Planck-Institute for Computer Science
2000 - 2003 Perspectivenkommission CPTS, Max-Planck-Society
1998 - Scientific Advisory Board, Leibniz Minerva Center, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
1998 - 1999 Stv. Sprecher, DFG Sonderforschungsbereich 603, Model Based Analysis and
  Visualization of Complex Scenes and Sensor Data, Univ. Erlangen
1997 - 1999 Coordinator, DAAD Bachelor-Master-Programm Comp. Engineering, Univ. Erlangen
1996 - 1999 Stv. Sprecher, DFG Graduiertenkolleg 3D Image Analysis and Synthesis, Univ. Erlangen
1996 - 1997 Managing Director, Computer Science Institute, Univ. Erlangen
1993 - Eurographics Executive Committee


Seidel has received grants from a wide range of organizations, including the German National Science Foundation (DFG), the German Government (BMBF), the European Community (EU), NATO, and the German-Israel Foundation (GIF).

In February 2003 Seidel was awarded the `Leibniz Prize', the most prestigious German research award from the German Research Foundation (DFG). Seidel is the first computer graphics researchers to receive this award.

Selected Publications

  • W. v. Funck, H. Theisel, H.-P. Seidel, Vector field based shape deformations, ACM Trans. Graphics 25(3) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH’06), 1118-1125, 2006.

  • R. Mantiuk, A. Efremov, K. Myszkowski, H.-P. Seidel, Backward compatible high dynamic range MPEG video compression, ACM Trans. Graphics 25(3) (Proc. ACM SIGGRAPH’06), 713-723, 2006

  • T. Weinkauf, H. Theisel, K. Shi, H.-C. Hege and H.-P. Seidel. Extracting Higher Order Critical Points and Topological Simplification of 3D Vector Fields. Proc. IEEE Visualization 2005, 2005

  • V. Blanz, K. Scherbaum, T. Vetter, H.-P. Seidel, Exchanging faces in images, Computer Graphics Forum 23(3) (Proc. Eurographics’04), 669-676, 2004.

  • M. Goesele, H. Lensch, J. Lang, C. Fuchs, H.-P. Seidel, Disco- acquisition of translucent objects, ACM Trans. Graphics 23(3) (Proc. ACM Siggraph’04), 835-844, 2004.

  • R. Mantiuk, G. Krawczyk, K. Myszkowski, H.-P. Seidel, Perception motivated high dynamic range video encoding, ACM Trans. Graphics 23(3) (Proc. ACM Siggraph’04), 733-741, 2004.

  • C. Rössl, F. Zeilfelder, G. Nürnberger, H.-P. Seidel, Reconstruction of volume data with quadratic super splines, IEEE Trans. Visual. & Comp. Graphics 10(4), 397-409. 2004.

  • J. Carranza, C. Theobalt, M. Magnor, H.-P. Seidel, Free-viewpoint video of human actors, ACM Trans. Graphics 22(3) (Proc. Siggraph’03), 569-577.

  • Y. Ohtake, A. Belyaev, M. Alexa, G. Turk, Multi-level partition of unity implicits, ACM Trans. Graphics 22(3) (Proc. ACM Siggraph’03).

  • K. Kähler, J. Haber, H.-P. Seidel, Reanimating the dead: reconstruction of expressive faces from skull data, ACM Trans. Graphics 22(3) (Proc. ACM Siggraph’03), 554-561, 2003.