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Henry Fuchs

Henry Fuchs

Federico Gil Distinguished Professor

(11) Ph.D. 1975, Utah. Virtual environments; telepresence; future office environments; 3D medical imaging; computer vision and robotics.


216 Brooks Building

919-590-6211 Phone
919-590-6105 Fax


Henry Fuchs is the Federico Gil Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Fuchs is a co-director, with Nadia Thalmann of NTU Singapore and Markus Gross of ETH Zurich, of the NTU-ETH-UNC “BeingThere” International Research Centre for Tele-Presence and Tele-Collaboration. In 1975 he received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Utah. He has been active in computer graphics since the 1970s, with rendering algorithms (BSP Trees), hardware (Pixel-Planes and PixelFlow), virtual environments, tele-immersion systems and medical applications. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a fellow of the ACM, recipient of the 1992 ACM-SIGGRAPH Achievement Award and  recipient of the IEEE VGTC 2013 Virtual Reality Career Award.