Research Career Development

Supporting computer graphics researchers at all levels

The SIGGRAPH Research Career Development Committee aims to foster the growth and diversity of the graphics research community through mentorship, advocacy, professional development, and support.

Our Teams


DEI and Accessibility


Professional Development

Our Programs

Undergraduate Mentoring

The RCDC@SIGGRAPH Undergraduate Mentorship Program is for undergraduate students to get introduced to Graphics research, seek guidance about various sub-areas in Graphics, get feedback about their projects as well as get help for their graduate school applications.

Junior Scientist Mentoring

The RCDC@SIGGRAPH Junior Scientist Mentorship Program aims to improve mentorship support for junior faculty/research scientists and graduate students in computer graphics. Our goal is to connect researchers with mentors who can provide guidance at key junctures in career development and help them advance their careers as budding researchers.

Thesis Fast Forward

The SIGGRAPH Thesis Fast Forward is a unique forum for Ph.D. students in computer graphics to present their great research. This year, submitters should prepare a 3-minutes video that summarizes their Ph.D. topic and results. The submitted videos will be assembled and published online.

Conference Coffee

The conference coffee aims to emulate the random encounters and interactions between researchers which make up the true spice of in-person conferences. Sign up to get connected to other SIGGRAPH attendees during the event.

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