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Food for Thought: Professor Henry Fuchs, Department of Computer Science
January 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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.