During EUROGRAPHICS 2020 the Fellows of the Association made a proposal to the Executive Committee that three 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 Leila de Floriani, Henry Fuchs and Hamish Carr. The contributions which they have made to computer graphics and to EUROGRAPHICS are outlined below together with the reasons for their nomination. Congratulations to all three!
LEILA DE FLORIANI
Leila De Floriani is a professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has also held positions at the University of Genova (Italy), the University of Nebraska, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the Italian National Research Council. De Floriani is the 2020 President of the IEEE Computer Society. She has been a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer Society (CS) since 2017. She is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) as well as a Pioneer of the Solid Modeling Association. She is an IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Member and a member of the IEEE Honor Society IEEE-HKN.
She was the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) from 2015-2018 and served as an associate editor for IEEE TVCG from 2004-2008. De Floriani is currently an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems, GeoInformatica, and Graphical Models. She has served on the program committees of over 150 leading international conferences and has organized or helped organize many scientific events.
De Floriani has authored over 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications in data visualization, geospatial data representation and processing, computer graphics, geometric modeling, shape analysis and understanding, garnering several best paper awards and invitations as a keynote speaker. She has been a key contributor to many Eurographics venues including the flagship conference, either as an organizer or Program Committee member, including Eurographics Annual Event (2012, 2016), and the joint IEEE/ Eurographics Conference on Visualization
(Eurovis), in 2002 and 2013 as well as EG/SGP and the Eurographics Italian Chapter annual meeting as a PC Chair. She has contributed a dozen papers to Computer Graphics Forum and has been a regular contributor to Eurographics conferences and also the EG Symposium on Geometry Processing, having published many papers since the early 90s. She was also a keynote speaker to Eurographics 2012.
She was elected Fellow for her outstanding contributions, leadership and service to the fields of Computer Graphics, Visualization and to the Eurographics Association in particular, and for her foundational contribution to starting up one of the most vital research communities in Geometry and Graphics in Italy.
Henry Fuchs, born in Hungary and received his Ph.D. in the University of Utah, is currently the Federico Gil Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) and an adjunct professor in Biomedical Engineering. Henry Fuchs is a co-director of the NTU-ETH-UNC “BeingThere” International Research Centre for Tele-Presence and Tele-Collaboration. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). In 1992, he received both the ACM SIGGRAPH Achievement Award and the Academic Award of the National Computer Graphics Association (NCGA); in 1997 he received the Satava Award of the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference. In 2013 he was honored with the IEEE-VGTC Virtual Reality Career Award, and was awarded the Steven Anson Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics in 2015. In 2018, Henry Fuchs received an Honorary Doctorate from TU Wien and Career Impact Award in ISMAR 2018.
Henry Fuchs has a lifelong connection to the Eurographics Association through his continuing collaboration and advisory roles to many European institutions. To name a few, he has been a member of the Technical Advisory Board of Fraunhofer CRCG (a subsidiary of Fraunhofer IGD Darmstadt, Germany), Editorial Advisory Board of Computers & Graphics, and Steering Committee of ISMAR. He was a keynote speaker of Eurographics 2016, Eurographics 2004, Eurographics 1997, and Eurographics 1985; a member of International Program Committee of Eurographics; and a visiting faculty at ETH Zurich and TU Wien, in addition to publications in Eurographics conferences and symposia.
He was elected Fellow for his seminal contributions to hardware and software systems for Computer Graphics, Augmented and Virtual Reality.
Hamish Carr is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing at the University of Leeds, UK. He received a B.Sc.(Hons.) Mathematics in 1987 and a J.D. Law in 1990 from the University of Manitoba, Canada, before he moved into Computer Science receiving a Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in 2004. Before he joined the University of Leeds in 2009, he was a Lecturer in Computer Science at the University College Dublin, Ireland. More recently, he was a Visiting Scientist in several national laboratories in the UK and the US.
Hamish’s research interests cover Scientific Visualization and Computer Graphics with a special focus on Computational Topology and Computational Geometry and he made many outstanding technical contributions. His work is characterized by advances in theory coupled with their embodiment in practical tools and applications to difficult problems in a range of application domains. His publications have attracted a number of Best Paper awards at IEEE VIS and other high quality conferences. Among his more than 50 publications listed on DBLP are 15 TVCG, 2 CGF and 6 EuroVis/VisSym papers.
Hamish is very well known and highly esteemed in the visualization community and thus widely active and internationally involved in program and conference committees and professional societies. Hamish is also a dedicated teacher with modules taught on various visual computing topics on all levels and he has supervised numerous students. Hamish has served Eurographics in numerous ways including papers co-chair of EuroVis 2014/15 and Chairman of the Eurographics UK Chapter which he has steered through a constitutional change. Since 2015 he is contributing to the Association at a senior level as secretary of Eurographics.
Hamish Carr was elected Fellow of the Association in recognition of
1. his high-quality research and technical achievements in visualization and computational topology and
2. his contributions to Eurographics as author, program chair, and volunteer in the UK Chapter and in the Executive Committee.