Funkhouser recognized for computer graphics research

By John Sullivan
December 06, 2018

Thomas Funkhouser, the David M. Siegel '83 Professor in Computer Science, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, the leading association in computer science. He was recognized by the ACM for his contribution to computer graphics.

Funkhouser joined the Princeton faculty in 1998 after working on the technical staff at Bell Laboratories. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of California-Berkeley. Among other honors, he is a member of the SIGGRAPH Academy, and a recipient of the ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award, a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a Sloan Foundation Fellowship, and two Excellence in Teaching Awards.

Funkhouser is among 56 fellows named in 2018 for achievements in areas including storage, augmented reality, data mining and algorithmic game theory. They represent universities, companies and research organizations from Finland, Greece, Israel, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. The 2018 fellows are scheduled to be recognized at the ACM’s annual awards banquet in San Francisco on June 15, 2019.