Wolfgang Heidrich

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Most Recent Affiliation(s):

  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), _Professor

Other Affiliation(s):

  • University of British Columbia, Research Chair
  • Max-Planck-Institute for Computer Science, Research Associate


  • SIGGRAPH 2020

    Wolfgang Heidrich is the Director of the Visual Computing Center and a Professor of Computer Science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. He was previously  a Professor at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Heidrich?s research interest is in  computational imaging and display, focusing on hardware-software co-design of the next- generation imaging systems. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Erlangen and  then worked as a Research Associate in the Max-Planck-Institute in Saarbrucken. Dr. Heidrich has chaired the papers program for Siggraph Asia 2016 and ICCP 2016. He is the  recipient of a Humboldt Research Award (2014).  

    SIGGRAPH 2012

    Professor Wolfgang Heidrich holds the Dolby Research Chair in Computer Science at the University of British Columbia. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Erlangen in 1999, and then worked as a Research Associate in the Computer Graphics Group of the Max-Planck-Institute for Computer Science in Saarbrucken, Germany,  before joining UBC in 2000. Heidrich’s research interests lie at the inter- section of computer graphics, computer vision, imaging, and optics. In  particular, he has worked on High Dynamic Range imaging and display, image-based modeling, measuring, and rendering, geometry acquisition, GPU-based rendering, and global illumination. Heidrich has written over 100 refereed publications on these subjects and has served on numerous program committees. He was the program co-chair for Graphics Hardware 2002, Graphics Interface 2004, the Eurographics Symposium on Rendering 2006, and ProCams 2011.  

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