Editor’s Note
May 2009 (VOL. 15, No. 5) pp. 7-8
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Editor’s Note
Thomas Ertl
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It has been a good tradition of TVCG to limit the terms of the members of its Editorial Board in order to allow new people and expertise to come in for the benefit of the journal. Such a major rotation within the Editorial Board took place during the first few months of 2009 with several Associate Editors stepping back and new ones taking over.
On behalf of the IEEE Computer Society and TVCG’s Editorial Board, I would like to express our appreciation and thanks to the retiring Associate Editors Craig Gotsman, Aaron Hertzmann, Larry Hodges, Hong Qin, and Ben Watson.
At the same time, it is my pleasure to introduce Leif P. Kobbelt, Klaus Mueller, Helmut Pottmann, and Anthony Steed who have recently joined TVCG as Associate Editors. Below are biographical sketches listing their accomplishments and areas of expertise. The Editorial Board is pleased to welcome these outstanding individuals to their new role.
Thomas Ertl
Editor-in-Chief
Klaus Mueller received the MS degree in biomedical engineering and the PhD degree in computer science, both from The Ohio State University. He is currently an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Stony Brook University, where he also holds coappointments in the Biomedical Engineering and Radiology Departments. His current research interests are computer and volume graphics, visualization, visual analytics, medical imaging, and computer vision. He won the US National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2001 and has served as a cochair at various conferences, such as IEEE Visualization, the Volume Graphics Symposium, and the Fully 3D Workshop on High-Performance Image Reconstruction. He has authored and coauthored more than 100 journal and conference papers, and he has participated in 15 tutorials at international conferences on various topics in visualization and medical imaging. He is a senior member of the IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society. For more information, see http://www.cs.sunysb.edu/~mueller.





Leif P. Kobbelt completed his PhD degree at the University of Karlsruhe (advisor H. Prautzsch) in 1994. After a postdoctorate stay with Carl de Boor (University of Wisconsin, Madison), he joined H.-P. Seidel’s group at the University of Erlangen in 1996 and completed his Habilitation in 1999. Shortly after joining MPI Informatik as an associate professor in 1999, he received an offer for a full professorship from RWTH Aachen University and moved to Aachen in 2001, where he is now the head of the Computer Graphics Group. His research interests include most areas of computer graphics and computer vision with a focus on geometry processing, multiresolution and freeform modeling, 3D model optimization, and the efficient handling of polygonal meshes. As an applied basic researcher, he is actively involved in diverse research collaborations in application fields ranging from CAD/CAM and medical image processing to mobile multimedia applications, simulation sciences, and psychology. He cooperates with research groups and companies in Europe, North America, and Asia. His research work during the last years resulted in numerous widely cited publications in top scientific journals and international conferences. In total, he published some 200 papers. He is invited regularly to give keynote presentations and tutorial lectures. For his scientific contributions, he received several renowned awards, including the Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Award 2000 from the German Federal Government and the Outstanding Technical Contribution Award 2004 from the Eurographics Association. He frequently serves on program committees of major international conferences (including ACM SIGGRAPH and Eurographics) and organized and chaired several workshops and conferences. He is a reviewer and advisor for various national and international research agencies and consults several industry companies. In 2003, he initiated the Symposium on Geometry Processing series which developed into a premier conference on this topic.





Helmut Pottmann studied mathematics at Vienna University of Technology where he received the PhD degree in 1983 and the habilitation in geometry in 1986. Between 1988 and 1992, he held faculty positions at the University of Kaiserslautern, Purdue University, and the University of Hamburg. In 1992, he was appointed as a professor of geometry at Vienna University of Technology, where he formed a research group on “Geometric Modeling and Industrial Geometry.” Since Spring 2009, he has been a professor of applied mathematics and computational science, and director of the Geometric Modeling and Scientific Visualization Research Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia. His research interests are in applied geometry and visual computing, most recently in geometric computing for architecture and manufacturing. He has coauthored two books and more than 170 refereed articles.





Anthony Steed is a reader in virtual environments and computer graphics at University College London. He is head of the Virtual Environments and Computer Graphics group which currently has more than 35 academic staff, researchers, and doctoral students. His personal research interests are in very large 3D model rendering, immersion and presence in virtual environment displays, interaction and collaboration between users of virtual environments systems, and graphics system software. He is also head of the Engineering Doctorate Center in Virtual Environments, Imaging, and Visualization which focuses on supporting research in collaboration with industry.

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