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New Fellows 2006

David Duke

David Duke is a Reader in Visualization in the School of Computing, University of Leeds, UK. Prior to that he held positions at the universities of York and Bath UK, after completing his PhD at the University of Queensland, Australia, on formal semantics for the specification language, Object-Z. Upon joining the University of York, David started to work on formal models in HCI and developed a novel approach to formal modelling of human computer interaction which combined a model of a computer system and a cognitive architecture within a common mathematical framework. His research interest in computer graphics and visualization was awakened at this time and he joined the ISO/IEC PREMO standards group. He was awarded an Advanced Fellowship by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, which he held first at the University of Bath and latterly at the University of Leeds. The Fellowship enabled him to develop a research theme that combines visualization, graphics, cognition, and a little formal methods. This concerns the connection between representation and semantics (meaning), and the practical issues of finding representations for complex datasets. He is interested in both information and scientific visualization, and has worked with large node-link graphs. He is also interested in non-photorealistic rendering, or as the issue is better described, by computer depiction — can we use insights from art, for example, to construct effective representations of data? His most recent work, utilising the mathematical expressiveness of functional programming languages to take a new look at visualization algorithms, takes his interests full circle.

Within Eurographics David serves on the Executive Committee and is nearing the completion of his two terms of office as chief editor of Computer Graphics Forum and has contributed to the organisation of conferences and symposia, most recently taking the lead role in the organisation of EuroVis ’05.

David Duke was elected to a Fellowship of the Association in recognition of:

  1. His contribution to the development of Computer Graphics Forum.
  2. His contribution to the organisation of scientific events.
  3. His research contributions to computer graphics and visualization through his work on the boundaries of HCI, formal methods, cognitive science and graphics/visualization.

Markus Gross

Markus Gross is a professor of computer science, chair of the institute of computational science, and director of the Computer Graphics Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He received a Master of Science in electrical and computer engineering and a PhD in computer graphics and image analysis, both from the University of Saarbrucken, Germany. From 1990 to 1994, Gross worked for the Computer Graphics Center in Darmstadt, where he established and directed the Visual Computing Group. His research interests include point-based graphics, physically-based modeling, multiresolution analysis, and virtual reality. He has published more than 130 scientific papers on computer graphics and scientific visualization, and he authored the book Visual Computing, Springer, 1994. He holds various patents on core graphics and visualization technologies. Gross has taught courses at major graphics conferences including ACM SIGGRAPH, IEEE Visualization, and Eurographics. He serves as a member of international program committees of many graphics conferences and on the editorial board of various scientific journals. From 2002-2006 he was a member of the ETH research commission. Dr. Gross serves in board positions of a number of international research institutes, societies and government organizations. He is chair of the technical advisory committee of Ageia Corporation. Gross co-founded Cyfex AG, Novodex AG, and LiberoVision AG.

His research has been motivated by his desire to advance the field of computer graphics by developing methods and systems founded on a profound mathematical and algorithmic basis. It is this blend of mathematics and algorithmics that characterises the research contributions that Markus has made to computer graphics,for example his pioneering work on point-based graphics and wavelet techniques. His work has achieved international recognition through best paper awards from journals and conferences.

Within Eurographics, Markus has been an Executive Committee member for many years and is a long-standing member of the IPC for Eurographics. He was programme co-chair for Eurographics 2000 and was programme chair for SIGGRAPH 2005. He was also programme co-chair for IEEE Visualization ’99 and 2002. He is a leading figure in the point-based graphics symposium.

Markus Gross was elected to a Fellowship of the Association in recognition of:

  1. His research contributions at the interface between computer graphics, mathematics and algorithmics,
  2. His contribution to raising the quality the EG conference, and raising the profile of European CG research worldwide through his chairmanship of PCs of world-leading conferences,
  3. His contribution to the emergence of point-based graphics as a distinct field within computer graphics, and to the promotion of that through the Eurographics point-based graphics symposium, the first of which was organised by Markus in 2004.

Roberto Scopigno

Roberto Scopigno is a Research Director at ISTI, an Institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). He is part of the Visual Computer Laboratory. He graduated in Computer Science at the University of Pisa in 1984, and has been involved in Computer Graphics since then. He had joint appointments at the Department of Computer Engineering and at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Pisa, where he taught computer graphics courses (1990-1996).

He is currently engaged in research projects concerned with multiresolution data modeling and rendering,3D scanning, surface reconstruction, scientific visualization and applications to cultural heritage. He has published more than one hundred papers in international refereed journals/conferences and gave invited lectures or courses on visualization and graphics at several international conferences. He serves as a member of the international program committee of many scientific events; he was either IPC Co-Chair or conference Co-Chair of EG events (Eurographics Conference ’99, Rendering Symposium 2002, Symposium on Geometry Processing 2004, Symposium on Geometry Processing 2006). Since 2001 he has been Chief Editor of the Computer Graphics Forum Journal (with David Duke) and Member of the Editorial Board of several other international journals. He has served as a reviewer for numerous national and international conferences and journals. At the national level, CNR has recently nominated Roberto the coordinator of a national research line on Cultural Heritage and ICT. He has been an elected member of the EG Executive Committee since 2001, and was appointed Vice Chair in 2003.

Roberto Scopigno was elected to a Fellowship of the Association in recognition of:

  1. His research contributions to computer graphics in multiresolution data modeling, surface reconstruction, 3D data scanning, visualization and rendering
  2. His contribution to the development of Computer Graphics Forum.
  3. His contribution to the organisation of scientific events.