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Eurographics Medal 2022: Sabine Coquillart

Eurographics is very pleased to award the Eurographics Medal 2022 to Sabine Coquillart for her outstanding scientific contributions to computer graphics and VR, and for her leadership in shaping computer graphics research in France and Europe.

Sabine Coquillart is a research director at INRIA (the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control), with a research focus on VR and 3D user interfaces.

She received a doctorate in Computer Science from the University of Grenoble and an “Habilitation” degree from the University of Orsay, Paris. Before joining INRIA, she was a researcher at l’Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne (National Engineering School of Saint-Etienne) and worked for one year as a visiting scientist at the University of Utah, USA. She also spent one year at Thomson, and 6 months in the VMSD group of GMD (now Fraunhofer). She has a research interest and publications in the areas of rendering, 3D modelling, animation, 3D interaction and virtual reality, and her work on free-form deformations has become a classic in the field.

Sabine has served on numerous program committees, she has been on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Visualization, Computer Graphics and of Computer Graphics Forum and of the Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting. She was co-chair for Eurographics’96, for the 2004 Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments, for Eurographics’06, for IEEE 3DUI’07-08-09, for the 2009 Joint Virtual Reality Conference of EGVE – ICAT – EuroVR (2009 Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments), and for the 2015 and 2016 IEEE Virtual Reality Conference.

Sabine chaired the Steering Committee of the Eurographics Working Group on Virtual Environments until 2019, and she is presently a member of the IEEE VR Steering Committee. She is one of the Founding Members of the Eurographics French chapter, of the French Computer Graphics Association and of the French Virtual Reality Association (first chair). She served as a member of the Eurographics Executive Committee, and she chaired the Eurographics Working Groups and Workshop Board for several years. Just recently Sabine was inducted in the inaugural class of the IEEE Virtual Reality Academy in 2022.

Please join us in congratulating Sabine for an outstanding career in computer graphics and to the Eurographics Medal 2022.