Dr. Henry Fuchs, Federico Gil Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for contributions to computer graphics, virtual and augmented reality.
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Fuchs is co-director of the NTU-ETH-UNC “BeingThere” International Research Centre for Tele-Presence and Tele-Collaboration. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery and a recipient of both the 1992 ACM-SIGGRAPH Achievement Award and the IEEE VGTC 2013 Virtual Reality Career Award.
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