Henry Fuchs


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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Computer Science, Federico Gill Distinguished Professor

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  • Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • SIGGRAPH 2014

    Henry Fuchs is the Federico Gil Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UNC Chapel Hill. He has been active in computer graphics since the early 1970s, with rendering algorithms (BSP Trees), hardware (Pixel-Planes and PixelFlow), virtual environments, tele-immersion systems and medical applications. He received a Ph.D. in 1975 from the University of Utah. From 1975 to 1978 he was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Dallas. Since 1978, he’s been on the faculty at UNC Chapel Hill. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the recipient of the 1992 ACM-SIGGRAPH Achievement Award, the 1992 Academic Award of the National Computer Graphics Association, the 1997 Satava Award of the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference, and the 2013 IEEE-VGTC Virtual Reality Career Award.

    SIGGRAPH 1997

    Henry Fuchs is Federico Gil Professor of Computer Science and Adjunct Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Utah in 1975. He has been involved in three-dimensional biomedical imaging and graphics since 1969 and in work related to head mounted displays since 1970. At present, he is predominantly involved in the field of virtual reality in medicine through his work on the Medical Imaging Program Project and his research in head-mounted displays. Prof Fuchs is one of the inventors of the Pixel-Planes high-performance graphics engine, currently the world’s fastest graphics computer, and is a principal investigator for the work on its successor, Pixel Flow. He has over ninety publications resulting from his research in computer graphics, particularly interactive, three-dimensional computer graphics. He received the 1992 Computer Graphics Achievement Award from ACM/SIGGRAPH, the 1992 National Computer Graphics Association Academic Award, and, most recently, the 1997 Satava Award for “unique vision and commitment to the transformation of medicine through communication”. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1997. He has been a member of the National Research Council Computer Science and Telecommunications Board since 1993. He was an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Graphics (1983 1988) and the guest editor of its first issue (Jan 1982). He was the technical program chair for ACM Siggraph 81 Conference, chairman of the 1985 Chapel Hill Conference on Advanced Research in VLSI, chairman of the 1986 Chapel Hill Workshop on Interactive 3D Graphics, co-director of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on 3D Imaging in Medicine (1990), and co-chair of the National Science Foundation Workshop on Research Directions in Virtual Environments (1992). He has served on industrial advisory boards for many years.  

    SIGGRAPH 1995

    Henry Fuchs has been involved in three-dimensional biomedical imaging and graphics since 1969 and in work related to head-mounted displays since 1970. He has become increasingly involved in the intervening years in the field of virtual reality in medicine through his work on the Mechanical Imaging Program Project and his research in head- mounted displays. Prof. Fuchs is one of the inventors of the Pixel-Planes high- performance graphics engine, currently the world’s fastest graphics computer, and is a principal investigator for the work on its successor, PixelFlow. He has over eighty publications resulting from his research in computer graphics, particularly interactive, three-dimensional computer graphics. He is Federico Gil Professor of Computer Science and Adjunct Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Utah in 1975. He received the 1992 Computer Graphics Achievement Award from ACM/SIGGRAPH and the 1992 National Computer Graphics Association Academic Award. He has been a member of the National Research Council Computer Science and Telecommunications Board since 1993. He is on the editorial board of the newly formed IEEE journal, Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, and the Virtual Reality Society Journal. He was an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Graphics (1983-1988) and the guest editor of Its first ISsue (Jan 1982). He was the technical program chair for ACM Siggraph’81 Conference, chairman of the 1985 Chapel Hill Conference on Advanced Research in VLSI, chairman of the 1986 Chapel Hill Workshop on Interactive 3D Graphics, co-director of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on 3D Imaging in Medicine (1990), and co-chair of the National Science Foundation Workshop on Research Directions in Virtual Environments (1992). He has served on industrial advisory boards for many years, including most recently the Fraunhofer Computer Graphics Research Group, the U.S. branch of the Fraunhofer Institute, based in Germany, perhaps the world’s largest computer graphics research institution.

    SIGGRAPH 1994

    Henry Fuchs is Federico Gil professor of computer science and adjunct professor of radiation oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received a BA in Information and Computer Science from the University of Santa Cruz in 1970 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Utah in 1975. He has been an associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Graphics (1983-1988) and the guest editor of its first issue (Jan. 1982). He was the chairman of the first of the Symposia on Interactive 3D Graphics (1986), co-director of the NATO Advanced Resean:h Workshop on 3D Imaging in Medicine (1990), and co-chair of the National Science Foundation Workshop on the Future of Virtual Environments Research (1992). He received the 1992 Computer Graphics Achievement Award from ACM/SIGGRAPH and the National Computer Graphics Association Academic Award (1992). His current research interests include the application of bead-mounted display technologies to problems in medicine.  

    SIGGRAPH 1993

    Henry Fuchs is Federico Gil professor of computer science and adjunct professor of radiation oncology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received a BA in  information and Computer Science from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1970 and a pd in computer science from the University of Utah in 1975. He has been an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Graphics (1983 1988) and the guest editor of its first issue (Jan 1982). He was the chairman of the first of the Symposia on Interactive 3D Graphics (1986) co-director of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on 3D imaging in Medicine (1990) and co-chair of the National Science Foundation Workshop on the Future of Virtual Environments Research (1992). He received the 1992 Computer Graphics Achievement Award from ACM/SIGGRAPH and the National Computer Graphics Association Academic Award (1992). His current research interests include the application of head-mounted display technologies to problems in medicine.

    SIGGRAPH 1984

    Henry Fuchs is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Utah. He is working on improved processors and sensors for interactive 3-D graphics. Fuchs is serving as associate editor of the ACM Transactions on Graphics.


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