Donald E. Walker Distinguished Service Award
At IJCAI-13, the Donald E. Walker Distinguished Service Award will be given to Wolfgang Wahlster, Governance Board Member of Intel VCI, CEO and Scientific Director of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and Professor at the Saarland University. Professor Wahlster is recognized for his substantial contributions, as well as his extensive service to the field of Artificial Intelligence throughout his career.
About the Donald E. Walker Distinguished Service Award
The IJCAI Distinguished Service Award was established in 1979 by the IJCAI Trustees to honor senior scientists in AI for contributions and service to the field during their careers. Previous recipients have been: Bernard Meltzer (1979), Arthur Samuel (1983), Donald Walker (1989), Woodrow Bledsoe (1991), Daniel G. Bobrow (1993), Wolfgang Bibel (1999), Barbara Grosz (2001), Alan Bundy (2003), Raj Reddy (2005), Ronald J. Brachman (2007), Luigia Carlucci Aiello (2009) and Raymond C. Perrault (2011).
Alexander Löffler received the "CeBIT Innovation Award 2013"
At the opening ceremony of CeBIT, Johanna Wanka (Federal Education Minister of Germany) awarded the CeBIT Innovation Award 2013 to Alexander Löffler, Principal Investigator of the project "Display as a Service".
About the CeBIT Innovation Award
The aim of the CeBIT Innovation Award is to promote the development and design expertise for IT systems and to expand the existing potential. Outstanding and innovative concepts for maximum of usability and easy and intuitive interaction with IT systems will be honored by the CeBIT Innovation Award. It is less about the technical performance and more about the adequate usability in practice. The award will be given jointly by Federal Ministry for Education and Research and Deutsche Messe AG. The winner will be honored with 50,000 Euros.
J. Weickert*: On March 15, 2010, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize to Prof. Joachim Weickert. The Leibniz Prize is the most prestigeous science Award in Germany.
About Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Prize
The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Programme awards prizes to exceptional scientists and academics for their outstanding achievements in the field of research.
The Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize is the highest honour awarded in German research. The Leibniz Programme, established in 1985, aims to improve the working conditions of outstanding scientists and academics, expand their research opportunities, relieve them of administrative tasks, and help them employ particularly qualified young researchers. A maximum of 2.5 million Euro is provided per award. Prizewinners are first chosen from a slate of nominations put forward by third parties; the final selection is made by the Joint Committee on the basis of a recommendation from the Leibniz Nominations Committee.
DAGM Main Prize
S. Grewenig, J. Weickert*, A. Bruhn: "From box filtering to fast explicit diffusion", at the 2010 Annual Symposium of the German Pattern Recognition Society (DAGM).
About DAGM Prize
Every year during its symposium the DAGM (Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mustererkennung e.V.) awards the best scientific contributions based on their originality and scientific quality as well as their presentation (aural presentation or poster). Winners are given a certificate and a financial reward. Moreover their works are credited in the brochure of the following symposium. Usually a total of four contributions is awarded, the best work getting the main DAGM prize.
DAGM - Deutscher Mustererkennungspreis
Christian Theobalt received the award for his outstanding and pioneering scientific work in the field of three-dimensional reconstruction of static and dynamic scenes from camera images. He has done pioneering work on markerless motion measurement and co-founded the research area of markerless performance capture.
About Deutscher Mustererkennungspreis
The Deutsche Mustererkennungspreis 2012 for outstanding contributions in the field of computer vision and pattern recognition by a young scientist will be awarded at DAGM-OAGM 2012. The Deutsche Mustererkennungspreis is sponsored by Daimler AG and carries a cash award of 5.000 Euros.
EUROGRAPHICS Young Researcher Award
- Christian Theobalt** received the EUROGRAPHICS Young Researcher Award 2009.
- Elmar Eisemann received the EUROGRAPHICS Young Researcher Award 2011.
About EUROGRAPHICS Young Researcher Award
The Young Researcher Award is given each year to two young researchers in the field who have already made a significant contribution. The intent of this award is to recognize people early on in their career who have already made a notable contribution and are likely to make more.
EUROGRAPHICS PhD Award
Tobias Ritschel received the EUROGRAPHICS PhD Award 2011.
About EUROGRAPHICS PhD Award
Eurographics has now extended the Research Awards Programme, by creating an additional Best PhD Thesis Award. The aim is to recognize good thesis work in Europe, to incentivize young researchers, and to offer them the opportunity to publish the state of the art section of their thesis as a STAR in the Computer Graphics Forum Journal. Eurographics will annually grant three PhD thesis awards. The awards will be presented during the next Annual Conference. They will be jointly sponsored by Eurographics and the Computer Graphics Forum Journal.
Eurographics Distinguished Career Award
Hans-Peter Seidel*** received the Eurographics Distinguished Career Award 2012 for his outstanding technical contributions to many areas of computer graphics, his continued and successful role in training young researchers, who have since established themselves as leading faculty and researchers, and for his central and unique role in advancing computer graphics in Germany and in Europe at large.
About Eurographics Distinguished Career Award
The Distinguished Career award is given every other year to a professional in computer graphics who has made outstanding technical contributions to the field and has shaped computer graphics in Europe, e.g., by building an internationally leading group, by creating a school of young researchers, by establishing the field in a certain country, or by advancing the field within a certain research organization.
CCNC 2012 Best student paper award
Manuel Gorius, Yongtao Shuai and Thorsten Herfet received the CCNC 2012 Best Student Paper Award for the paper "Predictably Reliable Media Transport over Wireless Home Networks" at IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference.
Intel Doctoral Student Honor Award
Intel Doctoral Student Honor Awards go to Sven Gehring and Manuel Gorius.
Manuel Gorius is working on the ITC3D-project and Sven Gehring is a student at Saarland University.
About Intel Doctoral Student Honor Award
The Intel Doctoral Student Honor Programme is administered through the University Programs Office. The goal of the program is to advance innovation in key areas of technology, as well as develop a pipeline of world-class technical talent for Intel's future workforce and the global knowledge-based economy. To achieve this goal, Intel collaborates with strategic research universities worldwide to expand university curricula, engage in focused research, sponsor innovation competitions, and encourage student participation in research through their education.
The Intel Doctoral Student Honor Programme awards fellowships to exceptional PhD candidates pursuing leading-edge innovation in fields related to Intel's business and research interests in the European Union, Switzerland and Russia. This is a prestigious and highly competitive program with a limited number of fellowships awarded annually. Selected students receiving this award are recognized as being amongst the best in their specific areas of research.
Julian Metzger received the VDI Award for his Master-Thesis
Julian Metzer received the VDI Award 2013 (Der Verein Deutscher Ingenieure - Bezirksverein Saar e.V.) for his Master-Thesis "Active-Stereo Synchronization of multiple Displays via Ethernet".
About the VDI Award
The VDI Bezirksverein Saarland e.V. honors annually outstanding thesis since 1999 at Saarland University and at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW).
* Member of Steering Committee of the Intel VCI
** Member of Steering Committee and Principal Investigator
*** Member of Governance Board of the Intel VCI