The Rising Stars in Computer Graphics program is designed to encourage people of underrepresented genders to become research leaders in computer graphics. This is a two-year program that will be co-located with SIGGRAPH 2024 and SIGGRAPH 2025. Ideal applicants will be within two years of going on the job market, a time when most students have sufficient research maturity but are still making decisions about future career directions. The Rising Stars Program is open to computer graphics PhD students and postdocs of underrepresented genders, including cisgender women, trans people of any gender, non-binary people, and all people with historically marginalized or underrepresented genders. Applicants should be expecting to obtain their PhD or complete their postdoc in 2026.
Meet the 7 up-and-coming researchers selected to participate in WiGRAPH’s Rising Stars program, a two-year program of mentorship and workshops co-located with SIGGRAPH 2023 and 2024 to explore potential career trajectories as they enter the job market.
If you were accepted into a PhD program in this year’s cycle, congratulations! Now comes the fun period of being wooed by the graduate programs you were accepted to – we spell out how to get the most out of “visit days” and ultimately choose the right program for you.
Whether you are curious about writing an undergraduate thesis or want to get a passion project off the ground, we lay out what to expect when doing research as an undergraduate and how to find opportunities that are right for you!
All of our 2024 events have been made possible by the generous support of the following sponsors: