SIGGRAPH - Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques
SIGGRAPH Steven A. Coons Award
Given to an individual who has made a significant lasting contribution to the field of computer graphics, both directly and through others over an extended period of time, and includes a prize of $6,000. The award is given in odd numbered years.
SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award
Given to recognize an individual for an outstanding achievement in computer graphics and interactive techniques. The award includes a prize of $2,000.
SIGGRAPH Outstanding Service Award
Given in even-numbered years to recognize outstanding service to SIGGRAPH by a volunteer and recognizes persons who have given extraordinary service both in the trenches and in positions of more responsibility or visibility, over a significant period of time.
SIGGRAPH Significant New Researcher Award
This annual award is given to a researcher who has made a recent significant contribution to the field of computer graphics and is new to the field. The intent is to recognize people very early in their careers who have already made a notable contribution and are likely to make more.
SIGGRAPH Distinguished Artist Award for Lifetime Achievement in Digital Art
Awarded annually to an artist who has created a substantial and important body of work that significantly advances aesthetic content in the field of digital art.
SIGGRAPH Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award
Awarded annually to recognize a recent doctoral candidate who has successfully defended and completed his or her Ph.D. dissertation in computer graphics and interactive techniques.
SIGGRAPH Practitioner Award
Given to recognize outstanding contributions to the practice and advancement of Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.The award includes a prize of $2,000, a plaque and travel and registration expenses for the North American SIGGRAPH conference.
The ACM SIGGRAPH Academy is an honorary group of individuals who have made substantial contributions to the field of computer graphics and interactive techniques. Selected annually, these are the principal leaders of the field, whose efforts have shaped the disciplines and/or industry, and led the research and/or innovation in computer graphics and interactive techniques.
SIGGRAPH Distinguished Educator Award
Given annually by ACM SIGGRAPH to recognize pedagogical contributions to computer graphics and interactive techniques at any educational level or within the context of any discipline.
ACM SIGKDD announced seven recipients for its inaugural KDD Impact Program, which aims to fund projects that have the potential for maximum impact on society. The proposals covered training data scientists; a hackathon; use of algorithms by government; women data science leaders; a summer school for high school students; data science for social good; and promoting community understanding of Big Data.
The ACM Multimedia Systems Conference provides a forum for researchers to present and share their latest research findings in multimedia systems, including networking, operating systems, real-time systems, databases, mobile computing, distributed systems, and middleware domains. Keynotes will be delivered by Jordi Cenzano, Director of Engineering for Advanced Technologies at Brightcove; Weidong Mao Senior Fellow at Comcast Cable; and Nimesha Ranasinghe, Assistant Professor and Director of the Multisensory Interactive Media Lab at University of Maine.