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Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Seidel

Hans-Peter Seidel is the scientific director and chair of the computer graphics group at the Max-Planck-Institut Informatik and a professor of computer science at the University of Saarbruecken, Germany. He is an adjunct professor of computer science at the University of Erlangen, Germany, and at the University of Waterloo, Canada. The Saarbruecken computer graphics group has been newly established in 1999 and currently consists of three faculty, 16 researchers, and 5 PostDocs.

Before joining the Max-Planck-Institut in 1999, Seidel has been on the faculty of the University of Erlangen, Germany, from 1992-1999, where he has been co-director of the graduate center on 3D Image analysis and -synthesis and co-chair of the federal research center (Sonderforschungsbereich) Model-based analysis and visualization of complex scenes and sensor data. Previously, he had been on the faculty of the University of Waterloo, Canada, from 1989-1992. Seidel received his PhD in mathematics and his habilitation in computer science, both from Tuebingen University, in 1987 and 1989, respectively.

Seidel's current research interests include computer graphics, geometric modeling, freeform curves and surfaces, surface reconstruction, efficient polygonal meshes, mesh reduction, multiresolution modeling, image synthesis, global illumination computations, image-based and hardware-accelerated rendering, visualization of complex medical and engineering data, 3D image analysis and -synthesis and foundations of virtual reality.

He has published some 150 technical papers in the field and has lectured widely on these topics. He has regularly served on various editorial boards and on the technical program committees of some of the leading computer graphics conferences such as ACM SIGGRAPH, Eurographics, Graphics Interface, and Pacific Graphics. He has received various grants from the German National Science Foundation (DFG), the European Community (EU), NATO, and the German-Israel Foundation (GIF), among others.

Address: Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik
Im Stadtwald
66123 Saarbrücken
Room: 201
Phone: +49 681 9325-401
Fax: +49 681 9325-499
Email: hpseidel@mpi-sb.mpg.de
Secretary: Sabine Budde

Selected Publications 1998-2000

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