Henry Fuchs

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Henry Fuchs
Henry Fuchs
Fuchs speaking at NASA Langley in 2009
Born 20 January 1948 (1948-01-20) (age 70)
Tokaj, Hungary
Residence Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Citizenship American
Alma mater University of Utah
Awards Fellow of the AAAS
Fellow of the ACM
Member of the NAE
ACM SIGGRAPH Achievement Award
Steven Anson Coons Award
Scientific career
Fields Computer scientist
Biomedical engineer
Institutions UNC
UT Dallas
Doctoral advisor Robert P. Plummer
Henry Fuchs at "Visual Computing Trends" in Vienna, Austria, 2015

Henry Fuchs (born 20 January 1948 in Tokaj, Hungary) is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)[1] and the Federico Gil[2] Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC).[3] He is also an adjunct professor in biomedical engineering. His research interests are in computer graphics, particularly rendering algorithms, hardware, virtual environments, telepresence systems, and applications in medicine.[4]

Fuchs started his career as a programmer and consultant at the University of Califormia at Santa Cruz, and as an engineer and consultant at the Image Processing Laboratory of NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory of the California Institute of Technology. After the completion of his PhD in computer science in 1975 at the University of Utah, he became an adjunct associate professor of mathematical sciences and of medical computer science at the University of Texas at Dallas. In 1983 he became a professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and in 1988 he was promoted to the Federico Gil Distinguished Professor there, a position he still holds.

In 1997 Fuchs became a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).[4][5] In 1992, he received both the ACM SIGGRAPH Achievement Award and the Academic Award of the National Computer Graphics Association (NCGA),[1], and in 1997 he received the Satava Award of the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference.[4] In 2013 he was honored with the IEEE-VGTC Virtual Reality Career Award,[6] and was awarded the Steven Anson Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics in 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Faculty Honors: Henry Fuchs". UNC Department of Computer Science. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Latin American Studies Scholar, Statesman Federico Gil Dies at 85". UNC News Services. May 2, 2000. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Faculty Biography: Henry Fuchs". UNC Department of Computer Science. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c "Henry Fuchs Home Page". UNC Department of Computer Science. Retrieved February 10, 2010. 
  5. ^ "NAE Website - Dr. Henry Fuchs". National Academy of Engineering. Retrieved June 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "IEEE-VR Website 2013". IEEE. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 

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