Donna J. Cox

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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  • National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Advanced Visualization Lab, School of Art & Design, _Director


  • Urbana, Illinois, United States of America


  • SIGGRAPH 2019

    Donna J. Cox, MFA, PhD, Aiken Chair, is professor Art and Design, Director of Advanced Visualization Laboratory, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, University of Illinois. She’s an internationally acclaimed pioneer in the art of scientific data visualization. She and her collaborators thrill millions with stunning cinematic presentations of data for giant-screen productions including fulldome Solar Superstorms (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Hubble3D IMAX (Leonardo DiCaprio). Chicago Museum of Science and Industry named her among 40 modern-day DaVinci’s. IMERSA awarded her the 2017 lifetime achievement for lasting contributions to the big-screen community. She’s served as SIGGRAPH Director, Panels and Experimental Technologies Chairs. ACM SIGGRAPH honored her with the 2019 lifetime achievement award.

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