SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Announces its First Featured Speaker

July 13, 2008 2:18 pm

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SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Announces its First Featured Speaker:
Prof. Don Greenberg, Computer Graphics Professor



Support SIGGRAPH Asia in engineering and maintaining the high-performance network the conference and exhibition requires. Professionals and students are encouraged to apply.

Invitation to Exhibit

SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 will be a very powerful magnet for everyone in the continent's vibrant computer graphics community. It promises to attract a talented cast of international artists, academics, engineers, innovators, researchers, developers, producers and providers of computer graphics and interactive techniques. Reserve your exhibit space now!

For Further Information

Contact SIGGRAPH Asia 2008.

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SIGGRAPH Asia is pleased to announce its first featured speaker, Prof. Don Greenberg. Prof. Greenberg has been researching and teaching in the field of computer graphics since 1966. During the past 30 years, he has primarily focused on advancing the state of the art in computer graphics and applying these
variety of disciplines. He has taught courses in computer graphics in computer science, computer-aided design in architecture, computer animation in art, and technology strategy for business.


His current computer science research projects involve realistic image generation, parallel-processing algorithms for rendering, new graphical user interfaces, and computer animation. His current application projects include ornithology and the search for the ivory-billed woodpecker, medical imaging and virtual surgery, architectural design for a green environment, and new types of computer displays, from electronic paper to touch-sensitive table displays.

Speaking on the topic of "The Expanding Boundaries of Computer Graphics", Prof. Greenberg will challenge the new generation of computer graphicists - those who will take great professional risks to solve big problems - to dream impossible dreams and extend the influence of computer graphics to many other disciplines.

Prof. Greenberg has also been accorded several awards in the course of his work; some of which include: the ACM SIGGRAPH Steven A. Coons Award for Outstanding Creative Contributions to Computer Graphics in 1987 and the NCGA Academic Award (the highest educational award given by the National Computer Graphics Association) in 1989.

Prof. Greenberg is currently the Director for the Programme of Computer Graphics at Cornell University. Many of his graduate students have gone on to become leaders in the fields of computer graphics, computer animation, and computer-aided design for architecture. Six former students have won Hollywood's Technical "Oscars", and five have won the prestigious SIGGRAPH Achievement Award.

Sketches & Posters - Submission closes on 12 July!
This is your last opportunity to submit your work to SIGGRAPH Asia 2008! Submit your proposal to the Sketches & Posters programme, get accepted, and be part of the elite SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 contributor community.

Sketches & Posters provide dynamic forums for new and thought-provoking ideas, techniques, and applications in computer graphics and interactive techniques. This programme covers a broad spectrum of topics including digital art, design, science, and engineering. It encompasses ideas ranging from speculation to academic research, from industrial development and practical tools to behind-the-scenes explanations of commercial and artistic work. We encourage submissions from artists, animators, developers, and researchers from academia and industry, as well as independent work. Students are particularly welcome.
Submit your work(s) now!

SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Exhibition - More than a trade show!
SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 is your best stepping stone into Asia’s vibrant computer graphics community. Launch a product! Showcase content! Recruit talent! Network with new buyers! Expand your business! Let us help you achieve your business’ objectives at the very first edition of SIGGRAPH Asia 2008! For more information, contact
SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Exhibition Management .

Country Pavilions to preview at inaugural SIGGRAPH Asia
Singapore and Thailand are the first two Country Pavilions to confirm their participation. These pavilions will feature small to medium-sized enterprises in the digital-media industry.

Supported by the Media Development Authority of Singapore, the Singapore Pavilion will feature up to 20 exhibitors. The Software Industry Promotion Agency (SIPA) together with the SIGGRAPH Bangkok Chapter brings you the hidden treasures of Thailand. Be the first to witness the latest technologies these companies have to offer.

The Job Fair is the place to be!

SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 has partnered with to provide a best-in-class job fair for employers who are interested in recruiting talent in Asia, India, and beyond, and jobseekers who are looking to find the right job in the videogame, animation, visual F/X, TV, film, software tools, web, wireless, mobile, and multimedia industries.

The SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Job Fair is the best place for employers to meet with active and passive jobseekers from around the globe! If you are recruiting at SIGGRAPH Asia 2008, make sure you purchase a
Job Fair Booth or Recruitment Package . Both packages include job posting credits on the job board network, as well as other marketing vehicles that will provide employers with a tremendous amount of marketing and advertising exposure for their companies, projects, and jobs to a community of 17 million creative professionals!

The Job Fair IS THE PLACE to be if you are:

  • Actively looking for a new job.
  • Passively networking to see what opportunities are available.
  • Interested in getting acquainted with some great companies.
  • Hoping to broaden your horizons and possibly switch industries.

To increase your visibility to companies recruiting at SIGGRAPH Asia 2008, and increase your chances of landing the right job, please complete a simple, confidential profile prior to the Job Fair. It's quick, easy, and FREE! Plus companies will be able to review your professional experience, software knowledge, and samples of your work, including hosted art files and demo reels!

Visit us at SIGGRAPH 2008, Los Angeles
We will have a prominent presence at SIGGRAPH 2008! Please stop by our booth in the SIGGRAPH Village located in South Hall to stay informed about SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 and meet the conference committee. And don't forget to ask about the first SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 limited-edition lapel pin. We have one waiting for you!

Get Involved!
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a SIGGRAPH Asia volunteer for 2009 and beyond in the various programs, we want to hear from you! It is a fun and rewarding experience that can enhance your personal network and professional career. To take that first step, please stop by the SIGGRAPH Asia booth located in South Hall during the conference to discover how you can contribute your expertise and energy. All attendees are invited.

We are also looking for volunteers in our various program committees for SIGGRAPH Asia 2009. If you have questions, ideas or just want to volunteer for the program, come meet the Programme Chairs at the Get Involved sessions on the 14th August, 12.30 - 1.30 pm or the 14th August, 3 - 4 pm, in the International Centre.


SIGGRAPH Asia 2008
Conference and Exhibition Management
Tel: +65 6500.6700
Fax: +65 6296.2771

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