Fuchs named 2015 IEEE Fellow

Henry Fuchs, Computer Science, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.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.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.

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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