Posted on September 23, 2022
WiGRAPH's annual Berthouzoz Women in Research Lunch was back in person at this year's SIGGRAPH, with a fabulous slate of researchers on the panel: Yuting Ye (Meta), Olga Sorkine-Hornung (ETH Zurich) and Belen Masia (University of Zaragoza). In case you couldn't join us for the live session on August 10th (or if you just want a recap!), check out this summary of the event to get the panel's insights on inspiration, long-term visions, work-life balance, handling failure, and more!
Posted on July 7, 2022
WiGRAPH hosted a Q&A panel with researchers Julie Digne (LIRIS), Caitlin Mueller (MIT), and Alexa Siu (Adobe) at the virtual Symposium on Geometry Processing on Wednesday, July 6th, moderated by Silvia Sellán. In case you couldn't join us for the live session (or you want a recap!), check out this summary of the event to get the panel's insights on careers, collaboration, choosing (or abandoning) projects, placing our research in the broader world context, and more!
Posted on June 6, 2022
Meet the 10 up-and-coming researchers selected to participate in WiGRAPH’s inaugural Rising Stars program, a two-year program of mentorship and workshops co-located with SIGGRAPH 2022 and 2023 to explore potential career trajectories as they enter the job market.
Posted on May 5, 2022
Most researchers eventually face a decision about whether they wish to pursue a faculty role or a role in another sector, such as industry, entrepreneurship, or policy. Since many researchers facing this decision have been immersed in academia for most of their lives, a faculty position may feel like the most familiar step. However, this requires a considerable transition from student to teacher, mentor, manager, colleague, and more. To find out more about this transition to professorship and the thought processes that guided their decision, we sat down with three recently-minted faculty members: Angjoo Kanazawa (UC Berkeley), Alexandra Ion (CMU), and Rana Hanocka (University of Chicago). We thank them for sharing their thoughts, and invite you to explore their three unique perspectives!
Posted on June 24, 2021
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.
Posted on June 24, 2021
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).
Posted on February 8, 2021
In our brand-new “Path Tracing” series, we trace the many possible paths of a career in computer graphics research by gathering the perspectives of researchers who have tread a certain path. In this inaugural set of interviews, we examine a topic of interest to many PhD students facing a recent or impending graduation: whether to seek a post-doctoral research position. We asked two postdocs, Stephanie Wang (UCSD) and Mina Konaković Luković (MIT), to share a glimpse into their lives as postdocs and what motivated them to pursue this role. Stay tuned for more installments of this explorative series!
Posted on August 1, 2020
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.
Posted on August 1, 2020
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, by creating environments where women researchers can interact with each other and seek role models, mentorship, and encouragement.