Hans-Peter Seidel (2224)
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Hans-Peter Seidel is a scientific director and chair of the computer graphics group at the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken, Germany. In addition, he is the scientific coordinator of the “Cluster of Excellence on Multimodal Computing and Interaction (M2CI)”, established by the German Research Foundation (DFG) within the framework of the German “Excellence Initiative” in 2007 (successfully renewed in 2012). Seidel’s group has done pioneering work in the newly emerging area of 3D image analysis and synthesis, on the intersection between computer graphics and computer vision, considering the whole pipeline from data acquisition to data processing to rendering, and taking into account existing digital footage when analysing and synthesizing novel scene content. His long term goal is the development of methods and tools to efficiently handle the huge amount of data during the acquisition process, to extract structure and meaning from the abundance of digital data, and to turn this into graphical representations that facilitate further processing, rendering, and interaction. Seidel has been on the program committee of all major international events and chaired several of these. His publication list includes more than 100 papers in Eurographics/CGF and more than 70 papers in ACM SIGGRAPH/ACM TOG. More than 30 former members of his group have received offers for tenured faculty positions. For his work Seidel has received several honours and awards, including the DFG Leibniz Prize (2003) and the Eurographics Distinguished Career Award (2012). Seidel is a member of Academia Europaea.