Remembering Those We’ve Lost

ACM SIGGRAPH would be nothing without it’s members, many of whom have made invaluable contributions to the organization over the course of decades. The tributes below are made to honour the memory of those such members who are no longer with us.

Remembering Francis X. McAfee

Remembering Francis X. McAfee

February 26, 1963 - February 3, 2022 “Fran inspired me to challenge myself as an artist. He had such an immense impact on my life.”  “I was a student, friend, and colleague for many years. Fran helped change my life as a young student and helped me grow as a man...

Remembering Frederick P. Brooks Jr.

Remembering Frederick P. Brooks Jr.

Fred Brooks, April 19, 1931 - November 17, 2022 It is with great sorrow that ACM SIGGRAPH marks the loss of Dr. Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., a pioneer in the field of computer science, a recipient of the ACM A.M. Turing Award, an inaugural recipient of the US National...

Remembering Jackie White

Remembering Jackie White

April 22, 1949 - October 7, 2021 Mentor.  Mother.  Sister.  Grandmother.  Volunteer.  Cake decorator extraordinaire.  Award winner.  Family genealogy researcher.  We remember Jackie White for being all of these things, but most...

Memories of Chuck Csuri

Memories of Chuck Csuri

Wayne Carlson,  SIGGRAPH Pioneer The computer graphics world, and indeed the entire world, lost a great friend and colleague this week. Charles ‘Chuck’ Csuri passed away just months from his 100th birthday. Chuck retired from a distinguished and exemplary career...

A Tribute to Stephen R. Levine

A Tribute to Stephen R. Levine

Maxine D. Brownmaxine.d.brown@gmail.comJanuary 7, 2022 Steve Levine at SIGGRAPH 79 Steve Levine was a ‘force of nature’ who, in the 70s, greatly impacted the growth and sustainability of the ACM SIGGRAPH organization and conference and took a chance on me, a volunteer...