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Rick Szeliski wins Computer Graphics Achievement Award

Rick Szeliski, a Microsoft Research staff member and long-time Affiliate Professor in UW CSE, has been named the recipient of the 2011 SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award “given each year to recognize an individual for an outstanding achievement in computer graphics and interactive techniques.”

Rick’s extensive involvement with UW CSE includes, most recently, co-advising Ph.D. student Noah Snavely, whose thesis research included the technology underpinning Photosynth.

Previous UW CSE “friends and family” recipients of the SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award include Ph.D. alumnus Hugues Hoppe (2004), faculty member David Salesin (2000), faculty member Tony DeRose (1999), Affiliate faculty member Michael Cohen (1998), and Ph.D. alumnus Loren Carpenter (1985).

Congratulations Rick!