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During EUROGRAPHICS 2018 the Fellows of the Association made a proposal to the Executive Committee that two new Fellows be elected. The proposal was accepted and the names of the new Fellows were announced at the General Assembly. The new Fellows are Marc Alexa and Michael Wimmer. The contributions which they have made to computer graphics and to EUROGRAPHICS are outlined below together with the reasons for their nomination. Congratulations to both!



Marc Alexa is a Professor in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin and heads the Computer Graphics group. He received a masters and PhD degree in Computer Science from Darmstadt University of Technology under the supervision of Jose Encarnacao.

Marc’s research interests lie in the areas of creating, processing, and manufacturing shapes, as well as intuitive interfaces for these tasks. Among other significant work, he has coined the term “as-rigid-as-possible” in the broad area of shape modeling, invigorated point sets as surface representations in geometry processing, and popularized sketch-based interfaces for searching and sculpting shapes. His publications in these areas are highly cited and influential and he has shaped the careers of younger researchers in this field. These achievements have been recognized with various awards, most importantly the Eurographics Outstanding Technical Achievement Award.

Marc has also been very active in providing service for Eurographics and other organizations, going well beyond the common membership in program committees and editorial boards. He has been a member of the executive committee of Eurographics early in his career, and a papers co-chair for a variety of venues including SIGGRAPH, the Symposium on Point-based Graphics 2004, Eurographics 2005, Pacific Graphics 2007, Symposium on Geometry Processing 2009, Sympoisum on Sketch-based Interfaces 2010. Most recently he was the co-organizer of the highly successful International Geometry Summit, which for the first time brought together the three most prominent conferences in the geometry processing area.

Marc Alexa was elected as a fellow of the Eurographics Association in recognition of
1. His outstanding research contributions in computer graphics, especially in the area of creating, processing, and manufactoring shapes.
2. His deep commitment and lasting contribution to the Eurographics Community, including leadership of the key Conferences and Symposia.


Michael Wimmer is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Visual Computing and Human-Centered Technology at TU Vienna, where he heads the Rendering and Modeling Group. He received his MSc and PhD in Computer Science from TU Vienna (1997, 2001).

Michael’s research interests lie in real-time rendering, computer games, real-time visualization of urban environments, point-based rendering, procedural modeling and shape modeling. He has coauthored over 130 papers in these fields and has won several Best Paper awards, including at EUROGRAPHICS 2016. He has also co-authored the book “Real-Time Shadows”. Michael regularly serves on program committees of the top conferences in the field, including ACM SIGGRAPH and ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA, EUROGRAPHICS, IEEE VR, Eurographics Symposium on Rendering, ACM I3D, SGP, SMI, HGP. He has been serving as an associate editor of IEEE TVCG, Computer Graphics Forum and Computers & Graphics, and has been honored as “Associate Editor of the Year” for the latter. He has been serving as Technical Papers Co-Chair of EGSR 2008, Pacific Graphics 2012, EUROGRAPHICS 2015 and GCH 2018.

Within Eurographics, he was the main driving force in making the Virtual PC meeting system in SRM really useful, and has been helping numerous chairs actively and with a comprehensive, fool-proof to-do list.

Michael Wimmer was elected as a Fellow of the Eurographics Association in recognition of
1. His outstanding research contributions in real-time rendering, visualization, procedural modeling and geometry processing.
2. His deep commitment and lasting contribution to the Eurographics Community, including leadership of the key Conferences and Symposia.
3. His enduring service and support of the Eurographics peer review process and technical program organization.


EUROGRAPHICS FELLOWS TIMELINE ( ** denotes Honorary Fellows)


Marc Alexa    Michael Wimmer


Ming Lin     Oliver Staadt     Jiri Zara


Paolo Cignoni    Hans-Christian Hege    Renato Pajarola


Jean-Michel Dischler    Enrico Gobbetti    Olga Sorkine-Hornung


Fredo Durand    Eugene Fiume    Heidrun Schumann    Michela Spagnuolo


Wolfgang Heidrich    Reinhard Klein     Philipp Slusallek


Oliver Deussen    Brian Wyvill     Anders Ynnerman


Bianca Falcidieno    Holly Rushmeier    Min Chen


Daniel Cohen-Or    Joaquim Jorge     Václav Skala


Edi Gröller    Nigel John


Thomas Ertl     Leif Kobbelt     Isabel Navazo     László Szirmay-Kalos


George Drettakis    Carol O’Sullivan


David Duke    Markus Gross    Roberto Scopigno


Francois Sillion    Marie-Paule Cani


Andy Day    Xavier Pueyo


Hans-Peter Seidel


Heinrich Müller


Dieter Fellner    Jarek Rossignac


Kenneth W. Brodlie    Sabine Coquillart    **Frits H. Post


Steve Cunningham †    Judith Brown


Carl Machover †    Werner Purgathofer    Richard Guedj


William Terence Hewitt    Werner Hansmann    Klaus Kansy    Anne Mumford


Ivan Hermann    Lars Kjelldahl    Philip Willis


Peter R. Bono    Pere Brunet


Jürgen Schönhut †    Behr de Ruiter    Richard L. Grimsdale †


**Wolfgang Strasser †


Roger Hubbold    David D. Arnold †


**José Luis Encarnação    **F. R. A. Hopgood    Paul ten Hagen    **Carlo E. Vandoni    **David A. Duce