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Head of the Computer Graphics Department

Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Seidel


Contact

Address: Max-Planck-Institut Informatik
Saarland Informatics Campus
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
Ellen Fries


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

2017 Eurographics Medal
2016 Solid Modeling Pioneer
2012 Eurographics Distinguished Career Award
2012 European Academy of Sciences, Academia Europaea
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.


Publications (from 2001)