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Eurographics Medal 2019: Heinrich Müller

Eurographics is very pleased to award the Eurographics Medal 2019 to Prof. Heinrich Müller for his contributions to computer graphics, his service to the field, and his leadership within the Eurographics Association, in particular in his role as longtime chair of the Eurographics Workshop Board for almost 25 years.

Heinrich Müller received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, in 1981, and his Habilitation from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1987 with a thesis on efficient data structures, algorithms and machines for image synthesis by ray tracing. In 1988, he became an associate professor at the University of Freiburg, and in 1992 a full professor of computer graphics at the University of Dortmund.

Heinrich Müller’s research covers a broad range of topics including rendering, computer animation, scientific visualization, geometric modeling, image processing, and data structures and algorithms. He has co-authored four books and more than 150 research papers. Heinrich has been an ambassador for the field within the German Informatics Society (GI), and he co-organized several Dagstuhl seminars.

Through decades, Heinrich has displayed strongest commitment to the Eurographics association and he has served in leading positions as long term member of the executive committee and board, and as chair of the Eurographics Workshop Board for almost 25 years. During his tenure workshops have grown into one of the association’s main activities, and Heinrich’s time and effort has greatly contributed to the success of the Eurographics workshop program. It’s people like him that make Eurographics work.

Heinrich Müller has been a Fellow of Eurographics since 2002.

Please join us in congratulating Heinrich for an outstanding career in computer graphics and to the Eurographics Medal 2019.