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Fuchs speaking at NASA Langley in 2009
|Born||20 January 1948 (age 71)|
|Residence||Chapel Hill, North Carolina|
|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
|Doctoral advisor||Robert P. Plummer|
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) and the Federico Gil Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). 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.
Fuchs started his career as a programmer and consultant at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and as an engineer and consultant at the Image Processing Laboratory of NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in 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.
Awards and honours
In 1997 Fuchs became a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). In 1992, he received both the ACM SIGGRAPH Achievement Award and the Academic Award of the National Computer Graphics Association (NCGA), and in 1997 he received the Satava Award of the Medicine Meets Virtual Reality Conference. In 2013 he was honored with the IEEE-VGTC Virtual Reality Career Award, and was awarded the Steven Anson Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics in 2015. In 2018 Henry Fuchs received an Honorary Doctorate from TU Wien.
- "Faculty Honors: Henry Fuchs". UNC Department of Computer Science. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
- "Faculty Biography: Henry Fuchs". UNC Department of Computer Science. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
- "Henry Fuchs Home Page". UNC Department of Computer Science. Retrieved February 10, 2010.
- "NAE Website - Dr. Henry Fuchs". National Academy of Engineering. Retrieved June 6, 2013.
- "IEEE-VR Website 2013". IEEE. Retrieved June 9, 2017.
- Honorary Doctorates of TU Wien
- Henry Fuchs home page at the Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Henry Fuchs at DBLP Bibliography Server
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