Jessica Hodgins, professor of computer science and robotics, has been elected president of SIGGRAPH, the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques.
SIGGRAPH convenes the premier annual conference on computer graphics, which is attended by tens of thousands of computer professionals. The SIGGRAPH president serves a three-year term.
This summer, SIGGRAPH named Hodgins the 2017 recipient of its Steven Anson Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics. The group’s highest honor for computer graphics, the award recognized Hodgins for her foundational work in character animation, her support and cultivation of emerging researchers, and her extensive volunteer service to the computer graphics community.