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Head of the Computer Graphics Department

Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Seidel


Contact

Address: Max-Planck-Institut Informatik
Campus E 1.4
66123 Saarbrücken
Germany
Room: 201
Phone: +49 681 9325-4000
Fax: +49 681 9325-4099
Email: hpseidel@mpi-inf.mpg.de
Secretary: Sabine Budde


Education

24.04.1958 born in Stuttgart
1977 Abitur, Staufer-Gymnasium Waiblingen
1978 - 1984 Study of Mathematics und Physics, Tübingen University
1984 - 1985 University of California, Berkeley, USA
1985 - 1987 PhD in Mathematics, Tübingen University
1986 Marriage with Stefanie Seidel, geb. Reiff, two children
1987 - 1989 Habilitation in Computer Science, Tübingen University

Fellowships and Professional Experience

1977 - 1984 German National Merit Foundation
1984 - 1985 USA-Fellowship, German National Merit Foundation
1985 - 1987 PhD-Fellowship, German National Merit Foundation
1987 - 1989 Research Associate, WSI/GRIS, Tübingen University
1989 - 1992 Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, University of Waterloo, Canada
1992 - 1999 Full professor (Chair for Computer Graphics) Erlangen University
1992 - Adjunct Professor, University of Waterloo, Canada
1999 - Director, Max-Planck-Institute for Computer Science, Saarbrücken
1999 - Affiliated Professor, Saarland University, Saarbrücken

Awards

2004 Founding Chair, Eurographics Awards Programme
2003 Leibniz-Prize, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
2003 Fellow, Eurographics Association
2002 ACM Recognition of Service Award

Journal Editorship

2004 - IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG)
2001 - International Journal of Shape Modeling (IJSM)
1999 - The Visual Computer (TVC)
1999 - Computer Aided Geometric Design (CAGD)
1995 - Graphical Models (GMOD)
1993 - Computer Graphics Forum (Chief Editor 1993 - 1999) (CGF)

Conference Organization (2001 - 2004)

2004 ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality (VRST) (Co-Chair)
2004 Vision, Modeling and Visualization'04 (Co-Chair)
2004 ACM Siggraph'04 (Papers Advisory Committee)
2003 Dagstuhl Workshop on Hierarchical Methods in Computer Graphics (Co-Chair)
2003 Dagstuhl Workshop in Honor of Carl de Boor (Co-Chair)
2002 ACM Symposium on Solid Modeling (Co-Chair)
2002 EUROGRAPHICS'02 (Program Co-Chair)
2002 Vision, Modeling and Visualization'02 (Program Co-Chair)
2001 ACM Symposium on Solid Modeling (Co-Chair)

Other Academic Activities

2005 - Chair, European Association for Computer Graphics Eurographics)
2004 - Election to DFG Fachkollegium Informatik
2004 International Review Panel, Computer Science Departments
  TU Delft, Univ. Leiden, The Netherlands
2004 - Executive Committee, Solid Modeling Association (Steering Committee
  ACM Solid Modeling Symposium)
2003 - Co-Director, Max Planck Center for Visual Computing and Communication
  Stanford/Saarbrücken
2003 - 2004 Vice Chair, European Association for Computer Graphics (Eurographics)
2001 - 2003 Managing Director, Max-Planck-Institute for Computer Science
2000 - 2003 Perspectivenkommission CPTS, Max-Planck-Society
1998 - Scientific Advisory Board, Leibniz Minerva Center, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
1998 - 1999 Stv. Sprecher, DFG Sonderforschungsbereich 603, Model Based Analysis and
  Visualization of Complex Scenes and Sensor Data, Univ. Erlangen
1997 - 1999 Coordinator, DAAD Bachelor-Master-Programm Comp. Engineering, Univ. Erlangen
1996 - 1999 Stv. Sprecher, DFG Graduiertenkolleg 3D Image Analysis and Synthesis, Univ. Erlangen
1996 - 1997 Managing Director, Computer Science Institute, Univ. Erlangen
1993 - Eurographics Executive Committee

Grants

Seidel has received grants from a wide range of organizations, including the German National Science Foundation (DFG), the German Government (BMBF), the European Community (EU), NATO, and the German-Israel Foundation (GIF). Some of his current project activities include: Coordinator EU project ViHAP3D, Coordinator EU Marie Curie Training Site for Complex Computer Systems at MPII, Co-Director Max Planck Center for Visual Computing and Communication Stanford/Saarbrücken.

In February 2003 Seidel was awarded the `Leibniz Prize', the most prestigious German research award from the German Research Foundation (DFG). Seidel is the first computer graphics researchers to receive this award.


Selected Publications (2003-2004)