Hanspeter Pfister

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), Research Scientist

Other Affiliation(s):

  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Graphics Hardware Workshop Chairs


  • SIGGRAPH 2002

    Hanspeter Pfister is Associate Director and Senior Research Scientist at MERL – Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories – in Cambridge, MA. He is the chief architect of VolumePro, Mitsubishi Electric’s  real-time volume rendering hardware for PCs. His research interests include computer graphics. scientific  visualization, and computer architecture. His work spans a range of topics, including point-based rendering and modeling, 3D scanning and 3D photography, and computer graphics hardware. Hanspeter Plister  received his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1996 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland, in 1991, Dr. Pfister has taught courses at major graphics conferences including SIGGRAPH, IEEE Visualization, and Eurographics. He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Technical Committee on Graphics and Visualization (TCVG), and has served as a member of international program committees of major graphics conferences. Dr. Pfister is the general chair of the IEEE Visualization 2002 conference in Boston. He is a member of the ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH, IEEE, the IEEE Computer Society, and the Eurographics Association.

    SIGGRAPH 1999

    Hanspeter Pfister is a Research Scientist at MERL – A Mitsubishi Electric Research Lab in Cambridge, MA. His research interests include computer graphics, scientific visualization, computer architecture, and VLSI design. He received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich in January 1991. He then joined the Integrated Systems Laboratory where he worked on the VLSI implementation of a high-speed token ring controller for a distributed memory parallel processor. Hanspeter received his PhD. in Computer Science in 1996 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His dissertation is concerned with Cube-4: A Real-Time Architecture for Volume Visualization.  


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