ACM SIGGRAPH Announces the Technical Award Recipients
And the winners are: Robert L. Cook received the Steven Anson Coons Award, Michael Kass received the Computer Graphics Achievement Award and Wojciech Matusik received the Significant New Researcher Award
Steven A. Coons Award
Robert L. Cook
Vice President of Advanced Technology, Pixar Animation Studios
The Steven A. Coons Award is given in odd-numbered years to an individual to honor that person's lifetime contribution to the field of computer graphics and interactive techniques. This year's award is presented to Robert L. Cook for his foundational contributions to physically-based reflectance models and distribution ray tracing and his enduring work on behalf of the SIGGRAPH community
Computer Graphics Achievement Award
Senior Scientist, Pixar Animation Studios
The Computer Graphics Achievement Award is given each year to recognize an individual for outstanding long-lasting achievements in computer graphics and interactive techniques. ACM SIGGRAPH is pleased to present this award to Michael Kass for his extensive and significant contributions to computer graphics, ranging from image processing to animation to modeling, and in particular for his use of optimization for physical simulation and image segmentation.
Significant New Researcher Award
Senior Research Scientist, Adobe Systems, Inc.
The Significant New Researcher Award is awarded annually to a researcher who has made a recent significant contribution to the field of computer graphics and is new to the field. The intent is to recognize people very early in their career who have already made a notable contribution and are likely to make more. ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to recognize Wojciech Matusik, for his innovative work in data-driven material representations and systems for data acquisition and display.