May 29, 2020
Federico Gil Distinguished Professor Henry Fuchs has been named a fellow of the European Association for Computer Graphics (Eurographics). One of only three inductees for the 2020 class, Fuchs was selected for his “seminal contributions to hardware and software systems for computer graphics, augmented and virtual reality.”
Each year, Eurographics selects two to five researchers who have made significant contributions to the field of computer graphics or the Eurographics Association. Fuchs has been active in computer graphics since the early 1970s and earned numerous awards for his contributions to the field. He has also served on advisory boards and planning committees for computer graphics organizations and conferences throughout Europe. He has been a visiting professor at ETH Zurich in Switzerland and at TU Wien in Austria, where he was awarded an honorary doctorate. He gave keynote lectures at Eurographics conferences in 1985, 1997, 2004, and 2016.
At UNC-Chapel Hill, Fuchs leads the UNC Graphics and Virtual Reality Group, whose research covers topics including computer graphics, software and hardware for virtual and augmented reality, telepresence, 3D reconstruction, and simulation.
In addition to Eurographics, Fuchs is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
The full announcement from Eurographics can be found here.