ACM SIGGRAPH News
With each passing year, more and more women consider careers in computing, a field in which women are traditionally underrepresented. The SIGGRAPH 2015 panel, "Women in Computer Graphics: Perspectives," drew a full house of conference attendees eager to hear about the opportunities and challenges facing women in CG -- and computing in general. The discussion was lively, with panelists and attendees sharing past experiences, information, and tips for flourishing in a male-dominated environment.
Chatter on the SIGGRAPH 2015 app has revealed that some conference attendees are finding it difficult to navigate the ACM Digital Library in search of papers and other SIGGRAPH conference content. In an effort to make things easier, we've compiled a list of links to SIGGRAPH 2015 content, which is freely available in the ACM Digital Library until a week after the conference ends.
1. You can reserve virtual reality experiences ahead of time.
Jump to the front of the line by reserving time slots in advance for the mind-blowing virtual and augmented reality experiences at SIGGRAPH 2015. Anticipated to be one of the most popular features of this year's conference, the VR Village offers stand-up and sit-down VR, tabletop AR, nomadic VR (untethered head-mounted displays or AR), full-dome cinema and live performances and demos in a 360-degree immersion dome.
In search of a list of after-hours events at SIGGRAPH 2015? Maybe we can help. SIGGRAPH.org has compiled a calendar of public parties and events happening during SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles, which will be constantly updated as information becomes available.
Resumes and reels are a constant source of frustration for students and new graduates. What to include? How much? How should it be presented? All are very important questions, and with answers that vary widely depending on the experience level of the applicant, and the position to which they're applying.
ACM SIGGRAPH presents five awards to recognize exceptional achievements in computer graphics and interactive techniques. The list of past award winners reads like the who's who of computer graphics. This year's award recipients are as follows:
2015 Steven Anson Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics: Henry Fuchs
The 2015 ACM SIGGRAPH election results have been announced. Paul Strauss will join the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee as a director-at-large, Dave Shreiner will take over as treasurer and Jessica Hodgins will begin a second term as one of the organization's six directors-at-large. All three will serve three-year terms, beginning on July 1, 2015.
The Tehran Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH was formed a little more than a year ago. In the intervening months, it has grown into one of the organization's most active chapters, amassing more than 400 members and hosting nearly a dozen successful events.
In an effort to learn more about the chapter, and discover the secret behind its breakneck growth and continued success, we sat down for a chat with Tehran ACM SIGGRAPH Chair Amirhossein Erfani.
Why do you think it's important to have an ACM SIGGRAPH chapter in Tehran?