It is with deep sadness that we communicate that ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics pioneer John Staudhammer has died. John was a noted American Electrical Engineer and a devoted educator. He was born in 1932 in Budapest, Hungary, and his family emigrated to the USA in 1949. A member of ACM SIGGRAPH and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, John served as senior editor-in-chief of the IEEE Computer Graphics and Application magazine from 1987-1990. He received the IEEE Distinguished Service award in 1990, was a Life Senior Member (1995) and Golden Core Member (1996).
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of David Arnold, longtime ACM SIGGRAPH member and Fellow of the Eurographics Association.
According to a communication from the Cultural Informatics Research Group at the University of Brighton, where David served as Director of Research Initiatives and Dean of Brighton Doctoral College, he passed away suddenly on the night of October 25, 2016.
In the words of David Anderson, David Arnold's colleague at the University of Brighton,
This week, we were greatly saddened to find out that longtime ACM SIGGRAPH volunteer Steve Cunningham passed away. Below is a tribute to Steve from ACM SIGGRAPH Communications Chair Barb Helfer. Steve will be sorely missed.