Emily Whiting on Virtual Conference Planning
Conferences are an integral part of academia, as they offer an opportunity to learn about the newest advances in our field, expose us to new areas or approaches, and -- perhaps most importantly -- allow us to connect with other researchers.
Putting one of these conferences together is always a challenging task, but the COVID-19 pandemic escalated those challenges to new heights.
To learn more about the process of planning a conference, particularly in light of a global pandemic, we sat down with Professor Emily Whiting,
who has served as one of the General Chairs for both virtual editions of the Symposium on Computational Fabrication
(SCF 2020 and SCF 2021).
Silvia Sellán on Virtual Colloquium Planning
Colloquia are an integral part of academia, as they offer an opportunity to learn about the newest advances in our field, expose us to new areas or approaches, and -- perhaps most importantly -- allow us to connect with other researchers.
It is always challenging to organize an engaging, informative colloquium series, but the COVID-19 pandemic escalated those challenges to new heights.
To learn more about the process of planning a colloquium, particularly in light of a global pandemic, we sat down with PhD student Silvia Sellán (UofT),
who serves as an organizer for the
Toronto Geometry Colloquium.
Hayley Iben receives Technical Achievement Award
Join us for an interview with Hayley Iben, who recently received a Technical Achievement Award
from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for her work on Pixar's Taz hair simulation system. Congratulations, Hayley!
Mina Konaković Luković and Stephanie Wang on life as a postdoctoral researcher
This piece inaugurates a series of Spotlights tracing the many paths a career in computer graphics research can follow (thus the moniker “Path Tracing”). WiGRAPH is kicking off this series with a topic of interest to many PhD students facing a recent or impending graduation: whether to seek a post-doctoral research position. While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, we highlight here the experiences of two young women who have tread this path, MIT Postdoc Mina Konaković Luković and UCSD Postdoc Stephanie Wang, who share a glimpse into their lives as postdocs and their motivations for pursuing this role.
Kavita Bala receives Computer Graphics Achievement Award
WiGRAPH is celebrating our very own Kavita Bala, who received the 2020 Computer Graphics Achievement Award!
We got a chance to chat with Kavita about her journey in graphics, and the lessons she's learned that might benefit us all.
We invite you to check it out, and join us in extending our heartfelt thanks and congratulations!
Duygu Ceylan receives Eurographics Young Researcher Award
Join us for an interview with Adobe Research's Duygu Ceylan, who recently received the 2020 Eurographics Young Researcher Award for her work in Computer Graphics. Congratulations Duygu!
Berthouzoz Women In Research Lunch
The Berthouzoz Women in Research Lunch is a networking event for
researchers, faculty, and students. This event is named after Floraine
Berthouzoz, who started this lunch as an informal gathering. After her
passing in 2015, Floraine's mentees and colleagues built upon her
efforts to create an event that has been steadily growing in its
reach for the past few years, with over 100 participants last year!
We will be hosting a panel of women in graphics who will share with
us some of their research experience. We would like to note that the
event is open to all researchers, regardless of gender.
Call for Resources!
As a resource for all Women in Graphics
Research, part of our community's mission is to disseminate
information about opportunities. If you have an opportunity that you
would like to share, please let us know! After each submission has
been reviewed and verified, we will share the resources with our community.
We are so excited to launch this new
initiative, to build a community of women researchers in Computer
Graphics. Our main goal is to broaden the network of women researchers
in Graphics. We believe that we can help increase the number of women
pursuing cutting edge research in the field by creating environments
where women researchers can interact with each other and seek role
models, mentorship, and encouragement.