SIGGRAPH 2004 Outstanding Service Award: Brown

  • ©2004, Judith R. Brown



    Outstanding Service Award


    ACM SIGGRAPH will award its 2004 Outstanding Service Award to Judith R. Brown and Steve Cunningham, for their individual and collaborative contributions to SIGGRAPH’s success. Veterans of a variety of posts within ACM SIGGRAPH, Brown and Cunningham worked tirelessly over the years to help SIGGRAPH reach some of its most important milestones.

    Brown was a charter member of SIGGRAPH’s Education Committee and a principal force in its growth. She helped develop SIGGRAPH’s Strategic Plan, which stressed research, education and globalization as key components for assuring the Special Interest Group’s robust future. Brown also participated in SIGGRAPH’s international outreach to Southern Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. She has served on the SIGGRAPH Executive Committee as vice chair, director for education, president, and past president.

    A graduate of the University of Iowa with a BA in Mathematics and Education and an MS in Mathematics, Brown studied at L’Alliance Francaise in Paris. She was a scientific computer programmer at Rockwell Collins Co. and for physicist James Van Allen before becoming a consultant and developer of educational software of the University of Iowa. She taught computer graphics at Iowa, and managed its Advanced Research Computing Services before retiring in 2000. Brown co-chaired a track on Visual Learning at the Computer Graphics Education Workshop in China in June 2004, and is co-chair of the SIGGRAPH VRCAI 2004 conference in Singapore.


    ACM SIGGRAPH Press Release, 2004