The ACM SIGGRAPH Pioneers Group is proud to present David Em, one of the most influential artists in computer graphics, as the evening speaker for this year's Pioneers Reception. The reception will take place on the evening of Tuesday, August 1, at the SIGGRAPH 2017 conference.
The SIGGRAPH Pioneers Group is proud to present one of the most influential scientists in computer graphics history, Alvy Ray Smith, as the guest speaker for the 2016 Pioneers' Reception. Dr. Smith pioneered numerous advances in computer graphics, including one of the first digital paint systems, the alpha channel and digital sprites.
According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer science is one of the country's fastest growing occupational fields. By 2020, the BLS estimates there will be 4.2 million computing and IT jobs in the United States alone.