SIGGRAPH, a special interest group for the Association for Computing Machinery, is one of the world’s largest communities of researchers, artists, developers, and filmmakers dedicated to the advancement of computer graphics and interactive techniques. Their Awards Committee has recently announced that Professor Andy van Dam of Brown University’s Department of Computer Science (Brown CS) has been named to the ACM SIGGRAPH Academy, an honorary group of individuals known for contributions to the field of computer graphics as well as impact through research directives and innovations.
"It's a great honor to be in the first class of inductees into the SIGGRAPH Academy. When in 1967 I co-founded SICGRAPH, the precursor to SIGGRAPH, computer graphics wasn't even recognized as a specialty within the then new field of CS, and now SIGGRAPH is the dominant Special Interest Group in ACM, running the largest annual conference. And the Visual Computing Group in our department has six faculty and a senior lecturer, as many people as founded our department in 1979!", he says. Already recognized by the ACM as a pioneer in the field of graphics (previously winning the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, and the ACM SIGGRAPH Steven A. Coons Award), Andy continues to innovate in the computer graphics realm.
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