Fuchs was recognized for his service to the scientific development of computer graphics, in particular in the fields of virtual and augmented reality. The degree was conferred by Sabine Seidler, rector of TU Wien.
TU Wien’s announcement described Fuchs as “one of the leading scientists in the field of virtual and augmented reality” and said that he “has been pioneering many of the necessary sub-technologies since the 1970s, years before there was even a name for the field.”
Fuchs was invited by TU Wien to speak on the topic of current challenges in computer science research and to participate in a panel discussion on global and societal challenges for computer science after the degree ceremony.
An announcement from the Faculty of Informatics at TU Wien can be read (in German) on their website.