FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
20 May 2002
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STEVEN J. GORTLER TO RECEIVE SIGNIFICANT NEW RESEARCHER
AWARD FROM ACM SIGGRAPH
21-26 July 2002
Exhibition: 23-25 July 2002
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas USA
ACM SIGGRAPH is presenting the 2002 Significant New Researcher
Award to Steven J. Gortler, Harvard University, to recognize
his work, which has been marked from the beginning by
challenging mathematical insights coupled to practical
graphical algorithms. The award is given annually to a
researcher who has made a recent significant contribution
to the field of computer graphics and is new to the field.
Gortler will receive his award this summer at SIGGRAPH
2002, 21 ‚ 26 July 2002, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention
Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Gortler was instrumental in advancing wavelet techniques
in computer graphics through his PhD thesis in 1994 and
various publications from 1993-1995, particularly with
his influential SIGGRAPH 93 paper, "Wavelet Radiosity,"
written with Schröder, Cohen, and Hanrahan. He collaborated
with Liu and Cohen on computer animation in the 1994 SIGGRAPH
paper "Hierarchical Space-time Control." He explored the
mathematics of "The Lumigraph" in his SIGGRAPH 96 paper,
which is probably his best-known work in the area of image-based
His work in this field, which began with the Lumigraph
but moved into other areas such as layered depth images,
interactive image-based rendering, and the geometry of
image-based rendering, is widely recognized as deeply
original, mathematically cogent, and far-reaching. More
recently, Gortler has been involved in polygonal modeling,
particularly in areas such as texture mapping and parameterizing
meshes, computing silhouettes, and combining image-based
rendering and polygonal modeling.
Gortler has the distinction of having had three papers
appear at SIGGRAPH 2000, and three at SIGGRAPH 2001. He
has published eleven papers at SIGGRAPH in all, including
one in the SIGGRAPH 2002 Proceedings.
SIGGRAPH 2002 is sponsored by ACM SIGGRAPH, the leading
professional society for computer graphics and interactive
techniques. Information on ACM SIGGRAPH membership and
other conferences and activities can be found at www.siggraph.org.
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