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New Fellows 2002

Heinrich Müller

Heinrich Müller has been a member of the Association since 1988.

In 1992 Heinrich Müller became a professor of computer science at the University of Dortmund, Germany. His research interests include development of efficient data structures, algorithms, and software in scientific visualization, rendering, computer animation, computer aided geometric design, and image processing. He has authored and coauthored three books and about one hundred research papers in journals and proceedings in these fields. Müller received diplomas in computer science and mathematics in 1978, followed by a Ph.D. in computer science in 1981, all from the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and the habilitation degree from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1987 with a thesis on efficient data structures, algorithms, and machines for image synthesis by raytracing. In 1988, he became an associate professor at the University of Freiburg. Müller actively promotes computer graphics in the German Association of Computer Science (GI) where he served as chairman of GI 4.1 for many years. He joined the EUROGRAPHICS Association in 1988 and was a member of diverse EUROGRAPHICS program committees. He is currently chairman of the Workshop and Working Groups board of EUROGRAPHICS.

Heinrich is widely respected for his research work in computer graphics and computer aided geometric design. With his research roots in computational geometry he belongs to the mathematical and algorithmic wing of the subject but, over the years, has also specialized in areas of rendering, scientific visualization, surface reconstruction, and image processing in general and medical image processing in particular (where he has co-founded a German workshop series on ‘Image Processing in Medicine’). He is also an editorial board member of the journals:
The Journal of Visualization and Computer Animation, Computing, Computer Graphics Forum and Computers & Graphics.

Within the EUROGRAPHICS Association, Heinrich has chaired the Workshops Board since 1997. Following in the footsteps of his predecessors Heinrich has contributed greatly to the establishment of the workshop programme as a key feature of the scientific calendar. He has greatly assisted the Association in the negotiation of agreements with other societies for co-organisation of some key series of workshops. In addition to this, he has served as a member of the editorial board of Computer Graphics Forum and programme committee member of numerous conferences and workshops.

Heinrich Müller was proposed for Fellowship of the Association in recognition of:

  • his scientific contributions to the development of computer graphics and computer aided design in Europe;
  • his contributions to EUROGRAPHICS through his role as Chairman of the Workshops Board and Executive Committee Member;
  • his contributions to EUROGRAPHICS through promoting the development of the Association’s portfolio of workshops and working groups.