Governance

Introduction

Governance is a cornerstone of ACM SIGGRAPH’s mission to nurture, champion and connect researchers and practitioners of computer graphics and interactive techniques. The organization is managed by an Executive Committee with nine elected directors and two appointed members. Each year, the directors select officers, chair, chair-elect, treasurer and treasurer-elect.

Members of the Executive Committee are primarily responsible for oversight and strategic planning for ACM SIGGRAPH. They also serve as liaisons to the organization’s standing committees, lead strategy teams and conference advisory groups.

For more information on how ACM SIGGRAPH is governed, please see the ACM SIGGRAPH Policies and Bylaws.

Executive Committee

ACM SIGGRAPH’s executive committee is responsible for the following:

  • Set the strategic direction for the organization to best support the community of researchers, practitioners, and artists working in computer and graphics and interactive techniques
  • Promote technical and creative excellence, through taking an active role in the community as individuals
  • Adhere to the cultural expectations of the organization
  • Supervise the operational activities of the organization which include:
    • Providing benefits for ACM SIGGRAPH members within the scope and financial resources of the organization
    • Providing high-quality resources and programs (conferences, newsletters, etc.) within the scope of ACM SIGGRAPH’s mission statement
    • Promoting communication and interaction both within ACM SIGGRAPH and between ACM SIGGRAPH and the broader community
    • Overseeing conferences, symposia and workshops, both for quality and fiscal soundness
    • Promoting and publicizing ACM SIGGRAPH achievements

Nominations for the ACM SIGGRAPH executive committee may be submitted in July of the year prior to the beginning of the position term. To submit a nomination, contact the ACM SIGGRAPH Nominations Committee Chair.

Voting Members of the Executive Committee

Mona Kasra

Chair
University of Virginia
Virginia, USA
Term: 2022-2025 (2nd Term)
 

David Spoelstra

Treasurer
Indiana, USA
Term: 2023-2026 (2nd Term)
 

Brad Lawrence

Treasurer-Elect
Kennedy Space Center
Florida, USA
Term: 2021-2025 (2nd Term + one year)
 

Elizabeth Baron

Director
Immersionary Enterprises
Michigan, USA
Term: 2023-2026 (2nd Term)
 

Eakta Jain

Director
University of Florida
Florida, USA
Term: 2022-2025
 

Mikki Rose

Conference Advisory Group Chair
Mikros Animation
New York, USA
Term: 2023-2026 (2nd Term)
 

Shi-Min Hu

Director
Tsinghua University
Beijing, China
Term: 2022-2025

Tomasz Bednarz

SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Advisory Group Chair
NVIDIA Corporation
Sydney, Australia
Term: 2023-2026
 

Masa Inakage

Director
Keio University Graduate School of Media Design
Yokohama, Japan
Term: 2021-2024

Barbara Mones

Director
University of Washington in Seattle
Washington, USA
Term: 2021-2024
 

Alla Sheffer

Director
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, Canada
Term: 2023-2026

Courtney Starrett

Director
Texas A&M University
Texas, USA
Term: 2023-2026

Ex-Officio and Other Non-Voting Members of the Executive Committee

Jesse Barker

Past Chair
Unity Technologies
Term: 2020-2023
 

Ashley Cozzi

ACM Program Director
Association for Computing Machinery
New York, USA

Marcia Daudelin

SIGGRAPH Conference Event Director

Scott Owen

GOVERNANCE ADVISORY BOARD CHAIR
Georgia State University
Georgia, USA
 

Prakash Ramajillu

SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Chief Staff Executive
Koelnmesse GmbH
Singapore

Staff

DeAnna Dyhr

Project Manager

Ken Bauer

Systems Administrator
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Guadalajara, México

Committee Chairs

Jeff Jortner

Awards Committee
Term: Sept 2023 - Sept 2026
 

AJ Christensen

Chapters Committee
NASA (SSAI)
Illinois, USA
Term: Sept 2022 - Sept 2025 (2nd Term)
 

Adele Newton

Communications Committee
Newton Associates
Term: Sept 2021 - Sept 2024
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Rebecca Ruige Xu

Digital Arts Committee
Term: Sept 2022 - Sept 2025

Tony Baylis

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
California, USA
Term: Sept 2021 - Sept 2024 (2nd Term)
 

Glenn Goldman

Education Committee
Hillier College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
New Jersey, USA
Term: Sept 2021 - Sept 2024
 

Miho Aoki

External Relations Committee
Term: Sept 2024 - Sept 2027 (1st Term)

Mary Whitton

History Committee and 21st Century Digital Presence Strategy Committee
University of North Carolina
North Carolina, USA
Term: Sept 2021 - Sept 2024 (2nd Term)
 

Aaron Hosier

Information Technology Services Committee
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Nebraska, USA
Term: Sept 2021 - Sept 2024 (4th Term)
Asiya Gizatulina

Asiya Gizatulina

International Resources Committee
Term: Sept 2022 - Sept 2025

Barb Helfer

Membership Committee
Term: Sept 2022 - Sept 2024

Dena DeBry

Nominations Committee
Term: 2024-2027

Juan Miguel de Joya

Practitioner Career Development Committee
International Telecommunication Union
Term: Sept 2021 - Sept 2024
 

Stephen N. Spencer

Publications Committee
University of Washington
Washington, USA
 

Michael Collins

S3 Early Career Development Committee
Term: Sept 2023 - Sept 2026

Paul Kry

Specialized Conferences Committee
McGill University
Term: Sept 2023 - Sept 2026 (2nd Term)
 

Award Committee Chairs

Leif Kobbelt

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award Committee

Rachel Rose

Practitioner Award Committee
Industrial Light and Magic
San Francisco, CA
Term: 2024-2027

Kavita Bala

Technical Awards Committee
Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science at Cornell University
New York, USA
Term: 2023-2026

Glenn Goldman

Distinguished Educator Award Committee
Hillier College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
New Jersey, USA
Term: 2021-2024
 

Copper Giloth

Distinguished Artist Award Committee
University of Massachusetts
Massachusetts, USA
Term: 2021-2024

Hugues Hoppe

ACM SIGGRAPH Academy Committee
Google
Term: 2021-2024

Scott Owen

Outstanding Service Award Committee
Georgia State University
Georgia, USA
Term: 2023-2025
 

Advisory Group Chairs

Mark Elendt

Computer Animation Festival Advisory Board Chair
SideFX
Ontario, Canada
Term: 2022-2025
 

Victoria Szabo

Art Advisory Group Chair
Duke University
North Carolina, USA
Term: 2023-2026 (2nd Term)
 

George Drettakis

Papers Advisory Group Chair
French National Institute for Computer Science and Applied Mathematics (Inria)
Term: 2020-2025

Scott Owen

Governance Advisory Board Chair
Georgia State University
Georgia, USA
Term: 2021-2024 (2nd Term)
 

Affinity Group Chairs

Adriana Schulz

WiGRAPH Community Group Chair

Ed Kramer

Pioneers Community Group Chair
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
Colorado, USA
Term: 2021-2024 (2nd Term)
 

Elections

ACM SIGGRAPH’s executive committee consists of nine elected directors and two appointed members. The elected directors are elected by the ACM SIGGRAPH membership and serve three year terms. The officers, chair, chair-elect, treasurer, and treasurer-elect, are selected each year from the directors. All directors are required to be members of ACM and ACM SIGGRAPH.

Elections are conducted annually to fill open positions. This process is led by the chair of the nominations committee. Nominations for the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee may be submitted in July of the year prior to the beginning of the position term. To submit a nomination, contact the ACM SIGGRAPH Nominations Committee Chair.