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All the voting members of the ACM SIGGRAPH Executive Committee (EC) are listed, followed by non-voting members of the committee and volunteer chairs. If you're interested in more information on how ACM SIGGRAPH is governed, please see the ACM SIGGRAPH Bylaws.

Voting Members of the EC

Jessica Hodgins

Jessica Hodgins
President
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
Term: 2017-2020
Bio

Brian Wyvill

Brian Wyvill
Vice President
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC Canada
Liaison: Awards Committee
Term: 2017-2020 (2nd term)
Bio

Brad Lawrence

Brad Lawrence
Treasurer
Kennedy Space Center
Cape Canaveral, Florida USA
Term 2018-2021
Bio

Paul Strauss

Paul Strauss
Director
Sunnyvale, CA USA
Term: 2018-2021 (2nd term)
Bio

Paul Kry

Paul Kry
Director
McGill University
Montreal, QC Canada
Term: 2016-2019
Bio

Alyn Rockwood

Alyn Rockwood
Director
Boulder, Colorado USA
Term: 2016-2019
Bio

Adam Bargteil

Adam Bargteil
Director, EC Representative to the
Conference Advisory Group

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Term: 2016-2019
Bio

Peter-Pike Sloan

Peter-Pike Sloan
Director
EC Rep to the CAG
Activision
Term: 2017-2020
Bio

Mashhuda Glenncross

Mashhuda Glenncross
Director, EC Rep to the SIGGRAPH Asia CAG
Pismo Software
Oxford, UK
Term: 2018-2021
Bio

Marc Barr

Marc Barr
Conference Advisory Group Chair
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, Tennessee USA
Bio

Ex-Officio and Other Non-Voting Members of the EC

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Ashley Cozzi
ACM Program Manager
Association for Computing Machinery
New York, New York USA

YT Lee

YT Lee
SIGGRAPH Asia
Conference Advisory Group Chair

Nanyang Technological University
Singapore
Bio

Alain Chesnais

Cindy Stark
SIGGRAPH Conference Event Director
SmithBucklin Corporation
Chicago, Illinois USA
Bio

Cindy Stark

Prakash Ramajillu
SIGGRAPH Asia
Conference Chief Staff Executive
Koelnmesse GmbH
Singapore

ACM SIGGRAPH Staff

Stephen Barker

Stephen Barker
Drupal Contractor- Digital Frontiers Media
Lakewood Ranch, FL USA

Robert Berger

Bob Berger
Leadership Consultant
RedLine Leadership Associates
San Antonio, Texas USA

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Jess Butterbaugh
Project Manager
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
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Francesca Regan
Project Manager

Ken Bauer

Ken Bauer
Systems Administrator
Tecnológico de Monterrey
Guadalajara, México
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ACM SIGGRAPH Committee Chairs

Jacky Bibliowicz

Jacky Bibliowicz
Chapters Committee
Autodesk Research
Toronto, ON Canada
Term: 2016-2019 (1st Term)
Bio

Barb Helfer

Barb Helfer
Communications Committee
Immersion Corporation
San Jose, California USA
Term: 2016-2019 (2nd Term)
Bio

Victoria Szabo

Victoria Szabo
Digital Arts Committee
Duke University
Durham, North Carolina USA
Term 2016-2019 (1st Term)
Bio

Alain Chesnais

Alain Chesnais
ACM SIGGRAPH CARES
JanusVR
Toronto, ON Canada
Bio

Tony Baylis
Diversity and Inclusion
Committee

Lawrence Livermore
National Laboratory
Livermore, CA USA
Term: 2018-2021 (1st Term)

Ginger Alford

Ginger Alford
Education Committee
Trinity Valley School
Fort Worth, Texas USA
Term: 2018-2021 (2nd Term)

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Diana Arellano
External Relations Chair,
Mackevision Medien Design GmbH
Stuttgart, Germany
Term: 2018-2020 (1st Term)

Rebecca Strzelec

Rebecca Strzelec
Nominations Committee
Penn State Altoona
Altoona, Pennsylvania USA
Term: 2018-2021 (1st Term)
Bio

Aaron Hosier

Aaron Hosier
Information Technology
Services Committee

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska USA
Term: 2018-2021 (3rd Term)

Stephen Spencer

Stephen N. Spencer
Publications Committee
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington USA
Bio

Joaquim Jorge

Joaquim Jorge
Specialized Conferences
Committee

University of Lisboa
Lisbon, Portugal
Term: 2017-2020 (2nd Term)
Bio

Corinne Price

Corinne Price
Student Services Committee
Arlington, VA USA
Term: 2017-2020 (2nd Term)
Bio

ACM SIGGRAPH Award Committee Chairs

Michael Cohen

Tom Funkhouser
Technical Awards
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ USA
Term: 2018-2021

Terrence Masson

Terrence Masson
Outstanding Service Award
Building Conversation
Grafton, MA USA
Term: 2016-2019
Bio

Sue Gollifer

Sue Gollifer
Distinguished Artist Award
University of Brighton
Brighton, UK
Term: 2017-2020
Bio

Ming Lin

Ming Lin
Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC USA
Term: 2015-2021

Holly Rushmeier
ACM SIGGRAPH Academy 
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Term: 2018-2021
Bio

Mark Elendt

Mark Elendt
ACM SIGGRAPH Practitioner Award
SideFX
Toronto, ON Canada
Term: 2018-2021
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Natalya Tatarchuk
ACM SIGGRAPH Practitioner Award
Unity Technologies
Seattle, WA USA
Term: 2018-2021

Erik Brunvand
Distinguished Educator Award 
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT USA
Term: 2018-2021

 

Elected Members of the Executive Committee

Jessica Hodgins:

Hodgins is a Professor in the Robotics Institute and Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Beginning in summer 2018, she is on partial leave from CMU to build a Facebook AI Research Lab located in Pittsburgh. From 2008-2016, she founded and ran research labs for Disney, rising to VP of Research and leading the labs in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. Prior to moving to Carnegie Mellon in 2000, she was an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean in the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from CMU for her research on robots running on rough terrain locomotion. Her current research focuses on computer graphics, animation, and robotics with an emphasis on generating and analyzing human motion. She has received a NSF Young Investigator Award, a Packard Fellowship, and a Sloan Fellowship. In 2010, she was awarded the ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award and in 2017 she was awarded the ACM SIGGRAPH Steven A. Coons Award.

Jessica Hodgins was elected the president of ACM SIGGRAPH in 2017.  As President, she is leading the EC’s strategy efforts to support our existing communities, introduce new areas to SIGGRAPH, and establish a stronger digital presence for the organization.  Prior to being elected president, she served as director at large from 2009 to 2017.  She served as papers chair for ACM SIGGRAPH in 2003 and was editor-in-chief of ACM Transactions on Graphics from 2000-2002, ACM SIGGRAPH Papers Chair in 2003, and in 2002 she co-founded the ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation.  She has contributed to many of the venues at SIGGRAPH, including technical papers, talks, panels, art show, electronic theater, and educators program.

Brian Wyvill:

Brian Wyvill is a professor in the computer science department at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. His research focuses on computer graphics, solid and implicit modeling, sketch-based modeling, and non-photorealistic rendering. Previously, he was a professor at the University of Calgary, Alberta. He received his PhD at the University of Bradford in the UK. Lately he is the author of The Second Gate, a work of historical fiction in which he explores the idea of what would happen if three contemporary history students had the ability to travel back in time 200 years to experience the Napoleonic wars.

Brian was elected as Vice President of ACM SIGGRAPH in 2014.  Over the last few years as Vice President of SIGGRAPH, he has been involved in several projects, particularly helping to shape the future of SIGGRAPH Asia. He has also been working with the Columbia SIGGRAPH chapter to promote an academic meeting as well the industry-based conference they currently run. The Columbia chapter reached a record 5000 attendees at their conference last year and in addition there was small academic part. He is currently working with the Nurturing Communities strategy group and helped introduce various new SIGGRAPH conference events, as well as the thesis and education awards.  He began his time at SIGGRAPH primarily as an attendee, electronic theatre, courses and papers contributor, and then worked for several years as the Small Conferences Chair (now renamed the Specialized Conferences Chair).

Brad Lawrence:

Brad A Lawrence is the Imagery Engineering Lead at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He began his career in the Navy and went on to various Engineering duties for ITT and Texas Instruments before joining the Space Shuttle team in 1985. At the end of the Space Shuttle program Brad managed the Image Analysis Facility, Motion Capture Studio and Advanced Visualization Studio. Presently he leads the team assigned to design, install and implement the next generation camera systems supporting Commercial Launch providers and NASA’s next generation launch system.

Brad began his SIGGRAPH experience with the SIG TV program in 1997 and held the SIG TV Chair position supporting the 2001 Conference. He then went on to Chair the Orlando Chapter for four years and later performed the Chapter’s Treasurer duties for another seven years. He has been a member of the Professional Chapters committee as the Treasurer since 2007. In 2013 he accepted the position as the EC Media Chair. He currently serves as the EC Treasurer.

Paul Strauss:

Paul Strauss is a software engineer who specializes in 3D computer graphics. He earned his PhD in Computer Science from Brown University and went on to work for Silicon Graphics (1989-2000), Pixar (2000-2006), Google (2006-2014), and Inkbit (2017-2018). Paul has attended every SIGGRAPH conference since 1984. In addition to serving as a SIGGRAPH reviewer and unified juror on multiple occasions, Paul was the courses chair for SIGGRAPH 2013. From 2015-2017 he acted as the executive committee representative to the conference advisory group (CAG), and since 2015 he has been a director on the EC.

As an EC director, Paul has helped guide the organization’s new strategic initiatives to make ACM SIGGRAPH more valuable and relevant to members. He has recently taken lead of the group to establish a better digital presence for the organization, providing better, easier, and more open access to current and historical content. Paul led the committee to update the submission/review system; the new system (Linklings) was used successfully for the 2018 conferences and will reduce expenses every year. Perhaps most importantly, Paul has helped make sure the organization serves the entire ACM SIGGRAPH community, including underrepresented groups, researchers and practitioners in all graphics-related fields, artists, and educators. Progress in these areas includes the creation of a Diversity Chair, providing more educational services, and extending into new and neglected technical areas.

Paul Kry:

Paul Kry has been a professor of computer science at McGill University since 2008 where he heads the Computer Animation and Interaction Capture Laboratory. His research focus is physically based computer animation, such as the simulation of deformation, wrinkles, contact, and friction, as well as control of physics based characters for balance, locomotion, grasping, and manipulation.  Paul received a B.Math. in Computer Science with Electrical Engineering Electives (University of Waterloo, 1997), an M.Sc. in Computer Science (UBC, 2000), a Ph.D. in Computer Science (UBC, 2005), two post-doctoral fellowships (INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Montbonnot, France, 2006 and Université René Descartes, Paris, 2008). He is currently an associate editor for Computer Graphics Forum, and for Computers and Graphics, and has served on numerous conference program committees.  Paul is also the president of the Canadian Human Computer Communications Society, the organization which sponsors the annual Graphics Interface conference. 

Paul has been attending SIGGRAPH since 1999. He co-chaired ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation in 2012. He has volunteered with the general submissions jury and has served on the SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH ASIA technical papers committees. He has been a director on the SIGGRAPH Executive Committee since 2016.

Alyn Rockwood:

Alyn Rockwood has most recently served as Professor of Applied Mathematics and Associate Director of the Geometric Modeling and Scientific Visualization Research Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia (2009-2013). His early professional work included working on Evans & Sutherland flight simulators and as a research scientist at SGI (1987-1990) where he was part of the team that developed GL and OpenGL. Alyn has held other academic positions at both Arizona State University and the Colorado School of Mines. Alyn received his PhD in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University in Cambridge, England. Alyn is also the author of the hard-science fiction novel “How Noble in Reason” which examines the trials and tribulations of the inventor of a sentient computer, and addresses the ramifications of the growing presence and power of artificial intelligence in a human society.

Since his first SIGGRAPH paper in 1981 (on hardware texturing and antialiasing), Alyn has regularly contributed to both the SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia conferences over the decades, with accepted submissions to a wide variety of programs that include the Computer Animation Festival, the Art Show, Emerging Technologies, Papers, Courses, Sketches, and the Educators Program. As a longtime SIGGRAPH volunteer, Alyn has helped to shape the organization’s two major conferences. Having served in numerous positions across the highest levels of ACM SIGGRAPH and conference leadership, Alyn has provided mentorship and encouragement to hundreds of volunteers throughout his many years of service. He was the SIGGRAPH 2003 Conference Chair, served as ACM SIGGRAPH Vice President from 2006 to 2009, headed the steering committee that orchestrated the launch of the SIGGRAPH Asia conference in 2006, acted as SIGGRAPH Papers Chair in 1999, and the SIGGRAPH Asia Papers Chair in 2013. Alyn won the Outstanding Service Award in 2017.

Adam Bargteil:

Adam Bargteil is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He completed my Ph.D. in computer science at the University of California at Berkeley, where he worked in the Berkeley Computer Animation & Modeling group. He then spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow in the Graphics Lab at Carnegie Mellon University. Before returning home to Maryland, he was an assistant professor in the School of Computing at the University of Utah. His primary research interests are in computer graphics and animation, especially physics-based animation. He is also interested in scientific computing, numerical methods, computational physics and computational geometry. 

Adam has attended every SIGGRAPH conference since Los Angeles in 2001. He helped to initiate the “special session on whiskey fluids” at SIGGRAPH 2006 and has maintained that tradition annually. Adam served on the SIGGRAPH technical papers committee in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016, and 2017 and the SIGGRAPH Asia committee in 2010, 2012, and 2015. He served on the SIGGRAPH general jury in 2010 and 2011. He was an associate editor for ACM Transactions on Graphics from 2011-2018. He was poster’s chair for the ACM SIGGRAPH/Eurographics Symposium on Computer Animation in 2010 and was papers co-chair in 2011. He was conference co-chair for i3D 2017 and papers co-chair in 2018. He routinely serves as a program committee member for SCA, MiG, and i3D. Adam is currently a director on the executive committee and is also an EC representative to the conference advisory group (CAG).  He currently leads EC’s strategy team for New Communities and New Frontiers with the goal of growing the SIGGRAPH community by bringing in emerging communities and engaging with established nearby communities.

Peter-Pike Sloan:

Peter-Pike Sloan is a Technical Fellow at Activision, where he has an RnD team working on graphics technology for various game studios. Previous to this, he has held positions in the Graphics Research group at Microsoft; at Disney Research; and at NVIDIA Research. He received his BS in computer science at the University of Utah. His work is published in numerous conference proceedings and other computer graphics publications.

Peter-Pike attended his first SIGGRAPH conference in 1993. He has served on the papers committee numerous time since 2003, acted as courses co-chair in 2007, participated in the general jury in 2008, and was papers chair at SIGGRAPH Asia in 2012. He currently serves as a director on the executive committee.

Mashhuda Glencross:

Mashhuda Glencross is director for Research and Development at Pismo Software Ltd. and Switch That Ltd. She received her PhD. in Virtual Reality from the University of Manchester (U.K.) in 2000, where her doctoral work was sponsored through a teaching assistantship. She remained as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Manchester for 10 years before joining ARM Ltd. as a product manager overseeing the Mali GPU series. Most recently, she lectured MSc High Performance Graphics at Leeds University. Prior to this she was a lecturer at Loughborough University, where she established and led the Digital Materials Lab. Her research focus is on creating effective virtual environments (VR/AR/xR) and has included computer vision, 3D reconstruction, distributed VR, data analytics, IoT, real time massive model rendering, visual perception, visualisation, user interfaces and haptics.

She co-founded the Manchester Professional chapter of the ACM SIGGRAPH organisation in 2006, rising to become the Professional and student Chapters standing committee Chair in 2013. She has served on SIGGRAPH conference committees as Courses Chair (2014) and General Submissions Chair (2016, 2017) and has reviewed for SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia, IEEE TVCG, IEEE VR, Computers and Graphics, CVMP, Eurographics, I3D, TAP, SAP and other computer graphics journals and conferences. She is an associate editor of Computers and Graphics.  She is also a member of the ACM PACM steering committee.

Marc Barr:

Marc Barr is a professor emeritus in the department of Media Arts at Middle Tennessee State University. He initially taught in the Art department, he joined the department of Media Arts in 1992 where he began its animation program. He taught classes in animation, compositing and applied media aesthetics. His professional mission has been working to combine traditional art processes with cutting-edge technology; for example, turning computer-manipulated images into stencils and engravings. He received an MFA in Ceramics from Memphis State University and is an award winning ceramicist who creates decorative and functional stoneware, including textured teapots, mugs, and dinnerware.

Marc attended his first SIGGRAPH in 1990. In 1992, he received an Educator's Grant from the Education Committee to attend the conference in Chicago and the following year he became the Education Committee's Booth Manager. This led to him being elected Director for Education and various other positions for both the organization and annual conferences until being selected as the 2015 Conference Chair. He currently acts as the conference advisory group chair for the SIGGRAPH executive committee.

Ex-Officio and Other Non-Voting Members of the EC

YT Lee:

Yong Tsui (YT) Lee Is an associate professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He obtained his bachelor and PhD degrees at the University of Leeds, England and in between earned a master at the University of Rochester, New York, all in mechanical engineering. He started his research career in geometric modelling, working on the pioneering PADL solid modelling system of the late 1970s and early 80s. His work now mainly focusses on the recovery of 3D models from individual images, such as line drawings and photographs. Prior to joining NTU in 1991, he worked for eight years as a software developer for PAFEC Ltd in England, a company that produced software systems for engineering design and finite element analysis before the onslaught of personal computers.

Yong Tsui was a founding member of SIGGRAPH Singapore Chapter, which, together with counterparts in Southeast Asia and Australasia, founded the Graphite (for computer GRAPHics and Interactive TEchniques) Conference series which ran from 2003 to 2007. Graphite ceased after 2007 in favour of the SIGGRAPH Asia conference, for which he served as the inaugural conference chair in 2008 in Singapore. He has been the SIGGRAPH Asia Conference Advisory Group Chair since 2011.

Alain Chesnais:

Alain Chesnais is currently an independent consultant in computer graphics and big data. Previously, he was a head data scientist at ScribbleLive and was the chief scientist and co-founder at TrendSpottr. He was also the director of engineering at Alias|wavefront, leading the team that developed the technical academy award winning Maya software package. Maya quickly became the number one selling package for 3D animation in the entertainment market and has maintained that position for over 20 years. Alain graduated from l'Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan in 1981 and received a Diplome d'Etudes Approfondies from Universite de Paris XI.

Alain’s SIGGRAPH volunteer work began with him stuffing envelopes for the SIGGRAPH chapter in Paris nearly 30 years ago. He then rose through the ranks, becoming chair of the Paris chapter (1991), ACM director of professional chapters (1993), ACM SIGGRAPH vice chair (1995), international resources chair (2001), ACM SIGGRAPH President (2002-2005), and ACM President (2010-2012). He currently acts at the executive committee representative to the SIGGRAPH Asia conference advisory board and leads the ACM SIGGRAPH CARES initiative.

Cindy Stark:

Cynthia Stark started working in the Convention Department at SmithBucklin in 1977. Cindy has been with SIGGRAPH since 1981, when the SIGGRAPH Conferences retained SmithBucklin to handle the logistics for their annual conference.

ACM SIGGRAPH Staff

Jess Butterbaugh:

Jess Butterbaugh has worked as an admin in the Robotics Department at Carnegie Mellon University since 2013, and has been a project manager for the SIGGRAPH EC since early 2018. She has a Master’s degree in Women’s History from Sarah Lawrence College.

Ken Bauer:

Ken is an associate professor at the Tecnológico de Monterey at the Guadalajara campus teaching in the areas of software engineering and information security. Originally from Canada, Ken chose México and teaching at the Tec back in 1995. Ken spent many years as a volunteer with ACM SIGPLAN and the OOPSLA conference before joining ACM SIGGRAPH as a contractor in 2001 to help migrate their services from a Solaris server to Linux. Despite not being part of the graphics community, Ken enjoys meeting the amazing volunteers and attendees at every SIGGRAPH event that he attends. You can find Ken on Twitter at @ken_bauer
 

ACM SIGGRAPH Committee Chairs

Jacky Bibliowicz:

Jacobo (Jacky) Bibliowicz is a Principal Research Scientist at Autodesk Research, which he joined full-time in June, 2012. Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Jacky received a B.S. in Applied and Engineering Physics and a M.S. in Architectural Science from the Program of Computer Graphics, both at Cornell University, before moving to Canada to pursue further graduate work at the University of Toronto.

Jacky has been passionate about SIGGRAPH after first attending the conference in 2013. Since then, he has volunteered in many positions. Beginning as a Student Volunteer, and later an SV Team Leader, he then moved to the International Resources Committee, which he chaired in 2014 and 2016. Currently, Jacky is the Chair of the Professional and Student Chapters Committee.

Barb Helfer:

Barbara Helfer is a Senior Software Systems Engineering Manager for Immersion Corporation where she is in charge of Development, Quality Assurance, and Engineering Field Support.  She has a Masters in Mass Communication from the University of South Carolina.  She is a Certified Scrum Master and is PMP certified. 

Barb has held many different positions within the ACM SIGGRAPH organization as well as Conference positions.  She started volunteering by reviewing courses for the 1995 SIGGRAPH Courses Program.  She led the Conference Courses Program in 1997 and 1999 and the 2001 Pathfinders Program.

Victoria Szabo:

Victoria Szabo is Associate Research Professor of Visual and Media Studies in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies at Duke University. She is the founding Director of Graduate Studies for the PhD in Computational Media, Arts & Cultures and also directs the Information Science + Studies Program, as well as the Duke Digital Humanities Initiative at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute. Prior to moving to Duke in 2006, she was an Academic Technology Specialist and Manager at Stanford University. She received her PhD in English from the University of Rochester with a Certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies. Her research focuses on multimodal approaches to digital media authorship for scholarly and artistic contexts, with special interests in spatial and immersive media and interactive storytelling. She is currently PI on Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities Institutes sponsored by the Getty-Foundation and by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

At SIGGRAPH, Victoria organized the “Information Aesthetics Showcase” and the “XYZN Scale Art Galleries,” as well as has served as Art Papers Chair, and has served on numerous art-related juries and on-site committees. She is currently Chair of the ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community.

Rebecca Strzelec:

Rebecca Strzelec is a Professor of Visual Arts and Head of Visual Arts Studies at Penn State University, Altoona College. She earned her BFA 2000 and MFA 2002 from Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM. Her work consists of wearable objects which are created via computer aided design, three-dimensional modeling, and 3D printing. Her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, Fuller Craft Museum, Racine Art Museum and the private collection of Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Strzelec is a Penn State Alumni Teaching Fellow and the 2016-2017 Penn State Laureate. She was a CO-PI on a 2 million dollar NSF grant that explored the creation of new scalable mechanisms inspired by Origami. Strzelec lives in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania (home of the Slinky) with her husband, and two small children.

Strzelec exhibited in the 2003 and 2004 SIGGRAPH Art Gallery. She served on the SIGGRAPH Studio sub-committee from 2003-2006. In 2007, Strzelec served as the SIGGRAPH Studio Chair. Strzelec was the SIGGRAPH Conference Arts Director in 2008 and 2009. She co-authored the proposal for the MIT Press’s SIGGRAPH Special Issue of Leonardo in 2008—a project that celebrated its 10th issue in 2018. Strzelec was the SIGGRAPH 2012 Conference Chair in LA with over 21,000 people in attendance. From 2013-2016 she was the SIGGRAPH Conference Advisory Group (CAG) Chair. Her current role for SIGGRAPH is Chair of the Nominations Committee.

Stephen Spencer:

Stephen Spencer is a Graphics System Administrator in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering, at the University of Washington, in Seattle, Washington. He received his Bachelors in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Florida in 1985, and his Masters degree in Computer Science from The Ohio State University in 1988. Following graduation, he was a staff member at OSU's Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design until 2000, when he joined the support staff at the University of Washington. Stephen has been involved with SIGGRAPH publications since the early 90s, as a member of the Publications Committee. He became Chair of the Publications Committee in 1995, and continues in that position to this day. He is also a member of the ACM Publications Board, joining that group in 2014.

Joaquim Jorge:

Joaquim Jorge is a Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering Department at IST, the School of Engineering of the Universidade de Lisboa. He is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary since 2006. He received MSc and PhD degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. His current research focuses on computer graphics, virtual and augmented reality, and multimodal interfaces for medical and well-being applications. He is a Distinguished Speaker (2015-) and Distinguished (2017) and Senior (2007) Member of the ACM as well as IEEE Senior Member (2001). He is editor-in-chief of the Computers and Graphics Journal since 2007, and co-founded the Eurographics/ACM Symposium on Sketch-Based Interfaces and Modelling in 2004. He served as Eurographics 2016 Papers Co-Chair and has served as Chair or Co-Chair for over two dozen Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conferences. He was a member of the technical program committees of 200+ international conferences. He was an elected director on the Eurographics Executive Committee from 1999 until 2006. He co-founded the Eurographics Education Board with Steve Cunningham in 2001 and served on the SIGGRAPH Education Committee from 2003-2011. He is Chair of the SIGGRAPH Specialized Conferences Committee since 2014. He received the IFIP Silver Core Medal in 2014 for his services from 2001-2013. He was elevated to Eurographics Fellow in 2010.

Corinne Price:

Corinne Price is a Senior Manager supporting Federal clients at ICF located in Fairfax, Virginia. She previously worked with Northrop Grumman IT, KPMG LLP, and Accenture LLC supporting clients with IT project management, acquisition strategy, technical cost estimating, and portfolio management. Her current efforts focus on technology modernization strategy and implementation, in particular migrating from legacy systems to a cloud-based offering. Corinne is a Certified Technology Business Management (TBM) Executive, a Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCEA), a Project Management Professional (PMP), and has obtained her ITIL Foundations certificate. She received her Masters of Engineering in Biological Engineering and her B.S. in Biological Engineering with a Biomedical Engineering minor from Cornell University.

Corinne supported the SIGGRAPH Student Volunteer Program as a Student Volunteer and Team Leader from 2002 to 2008. She then joined the ACM SIGGRAPH SCOOP team and the ACM SIGGRAPH Communications team, helping to produce content for the official SIGGRAPH YouTube channel and manage SIGGRAPH’s online social media channels. Since 2014, Corinne has served as Chair of the ACM SIGGRAPH Student Services (S3) Committee. In 2019, Corinne will also be serving as the Student Volunteer Chair for the SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles.

ACM SIGGRAPH Award Committee Chairs

Terrence Masson:

Terrence Masson is the Chair of the MFA Computer Arts department at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, Terrence is an animation and visual effects artist and producer with 30 years of production and education leadership experience. Terrence came up through the ranks on more than 20 feature films including Hook, True Lies, Interview with the Vampire and three Star Wars movies; his work also includes short animated film, broadcast, video games and interactive media. He developed the original CG animation method for SouthPark in 1996 and his short film Bunkie & Booboo won first place in the World Animation Celebration. His book CG101: A Computer Graphics Industry Reference is a standard text worldwide for both studio execs and students.

An active volunteer with SIGGRAPH since 1988, Terrence served as the 2006 Computer Animation Festival Chair, SIGGRAPH 2010 Conference Chair and is currently the ACM SIGGRAPH Outstanding Service Awards Chair. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America and the Visual Effects Society. A past ACM Distinguished Lecturer, he has delivered over 100 presentations, panels and keynotes world-wide.

Sue Gollifer:

Sue Gollifer is a Principal Lecturer and the Course Leader for an MA in Digital Media Arts, at the University of Brighton, UK and the Executive Director of ISEA International. A pioneer of early computer art, she has continuously explored the relationship between technology and the arts and has written extensively on this subject. Her personal art works are held in both national and international public and private collections. She has been a curator of a number of International Digital Art Exhibitions including the “Intuition and Ingenuity” art exhibition to celebrate the Alan Turing Centenary (2012), CAS50 Celebrating 50 years of the Computer Arts Society (2018). She is on a number of National and International Committees, including (CAS) the Computer Arts Society, (DAM), Digital Art Museum, (DACs) the ACM SIGRAPH Digital Arts Community.

Sue is also been a member of a number of SIGGRAPH Art Gallery subcommittees (from 1998 – 2015). In 2004 she was appointed Art Gallery Chair, for that year. More recently she has been a member of the onsite Art Gallery committees for SIGGRAPH Asia. This includes Shenzhen, China 2015, Kobe, Japan 2015, Tokyo 2018 & Darwin Australia 2019. She is on the Editorial Board of Digital Creativity, a referred journal published by Routledge, and for the Leonardo Journal peer-reviewed academic journal published by the MIT. In 2006 she was awarded an iDMAa Award, The International Digital Media Arts Award for her ‘Exceptional Services to the International New Media Community’.

Holly Rushmeier:

Holly Rushmeier is a professor of Computer Science at Yale University. She conducts research in the areas of illumination, material appearance modeling, applications of human perception to image synthesis and cultural heritage computing. She received the BS, MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 1977, 1986 and 1988 respectively. Between receiving the BS and returning to graduate school in 1983 she worked as an engineer at Boeing and at Washington Natural Gas Company in Seattle. After receiving the PhD she served on the Mechanical Engineering faculty at Georgia Tech (1988-91), the computing and mathematics staff of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (1991-1996), and the research staff the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center (1996-2004). Rushmeier received the ACM SIGGRAPH 2013 Computer Graphics Achievement Award and is a fellow of the ACM and of the Eurographics Association.

Rushmeier was Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Graphics from 1996-99 and co-EiC of Computer Graphics Forum (2010-2014). She has also served on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, ACM Journal of Computing and Cultural Heritage and IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. She currently serves the editorial boards of ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, ACM Transactions on Graphics, The Visual Computer and Computers and Graphics. In 1996, she served as the papers chair for the ACM SIGGRAPH conference, in 1998, 2004 and 2005 as the papers co-chair for the IEEE Visualization conference. She has also served in numerous program committees including multiple years on the committees for SIGGRAPH, IEEE Visualization, Eurographics, Eurographics Rendering Workshop/Symposium, and Graphics Interface.

Mark Elendt:

Mark Elendt is a Senior Mathematician at SideFX where he has spent over 25 years developing high-end computer graphics software.  He has received four Scientific and Technical Academy awards, including an Academy award of Merit for his work developing procedural modeling and animation techniques in Houdini.

In addition to serving on several ACM SIGGRAPH committees, Mark has also volunteered for several conference programs: he was General Submissions chair for 2010 and 2011, he ran the SIGGRAPH Dailies program for 2013 and 2014 and was Courses Chair for SIGGRAPH 2017.