François Sillion receives the Eurographics 2009 award

François Sillion receives the Eurographics 2009 award

From April 20, 2009
Eurographics 2009, march 30th - april 3rd, 2009

 

François Sillion receives the Eurographics "Outstanding Technical Contributions" Award 2009 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to rendering in computer graphics, and in particular in the fields of global illumination, visibility, image-based approaches and expressive rendering.

The Eurographics Awards Programme recognizes individuals who have significantly advanced the field of computer graphics.

François Sillion received the Eurographics "Outstanding Technical Contributions" Award at the opening ceremony of the Eurographics 2009 conference.
His work on radiosity computations and global illumination in general are central references in the domain. His seminal 1989 SIGGRAPH paper generalized the radiosity method. His contribution was also central in work related to image based methods, such as some of the first work on impostors which later achieved widespread acceptance, or on expressive rendering, for example concerning line drawings and their simplification.

Recent work with his colleagues on the Fourier analysis of illumination has opened a novel and exciting perspective in this mature field.

Author or co-author of close to one hundred papers in the best international journals and conferences in computer graphics, he recently co-authored a comprehensive book on Digital Modeling of Material Appearance.