The Doctoral Dissertation Award (launched in 2016) is awarded annually to recognize a recent doctoral candidate who has successfully defended and completed his or her Ph.D. dissertation in computer graphics and interactive techniques. This award recognizes young researchers who have already made a notable contribution very early during their doctoral study. The award is presented each year at the SIGGRAPH Conference, and is accompanied by a plaque, complimentary full conference registration and travel to the award ceremony. Honorable Mentions may also be awarded.
- 2019 Angela Dai
- 2019 Hao Su
- 2019 Adriana Schulz
- 2017 Myers Abraham (Abe) Davis
- 2017 Matthew O’Toole
- 2016 Sofien Bouaziz
All doctoral dissertations successfully defended (or thesis accepted) during the calendar year prior to the nomination deadline (e.g., January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017 for the 2018 award) are eligible for consideration. There is no limit on the number of nominations that can be made from any single institution or advisor. The key criteria used to evaluate the nominations include technical depth, significance of the research contribution, potential impact on theory and practice, and quality of presentation.
The submitted dissertation should be a finalized version. Nominations are welcomed from any country, but only English language versions will be accepted. Nominations are evaluated by the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee, and should include:
- Name, address, phone number, and email address of the nominator
- Name, address, and email address of the candidate
- Suggested citation (maximum of 25 words)
- Nomination statement (maximum of 500 words in length) addressing why the candidate should receive this award
- Copy of the dissertation in pdf format
- The nominee’s vitae
- Endorsement letters: at most three supporting letters could be included from experts in the field