Tel Aviv University
SIGGRAPH 2018 officially opens with a welcome from Conference Chair, Roy C. Anthony, remarks from the ACM SIGGRAPH leadership, and the presentation of the ACM SIGGRAPH Awards, which recognize individuals who have made a significant contribution to the computer graphics community through their research, teaching, service, or writing.
ACM SIGGRAPH 2018 Award Recipients:
This award is given each year to recognize an individual for an outstanding achievement in computer graphics and interactive techniques.
Tel Aviv University
This award is given annually to recognize outstanding service to ACM SIGGRAPH by a volunteer. It recognizes persons who have given extraordinary service to ACM SIGGRAPH, both in the trenches and in positions of more responsibility or visibility, over a significant period of time.
Georgia State University
The Significant New Researcher Award is given annually to a researcher who has made a recent significant contribution to the field of computer graphics and is new to the field. The intent is to recognize people who, through early in their careers, have already made a notable contribution.
The award is given annually to an artist who has created a substantial and important body of work that significantly advances aesthetic content in the field of digital art.
Fraunhofer IZB Sankt Augustin
Awarded annually to recognize a recent doctoral candidate who has successfully defended and completed a dissertation in computer graphics and interactive techniques.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This inaugural award will be given annually to recognize outstanding contributions to the practice and advancement of Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques. It recognizes the very best and most influential applications and practitioners.
Pixar Animation Studios
Past recipients of the Stephen A. Coons Award, the Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art and the Computer Graphics Achievement Award, will be inducted as inaugural members of the ACM SIGGRAPH Academy.