A prestigious honor: The Eurographics Gold Medal 2018 goes to Prof. Dieter W. Fellner, Institute Director of Fraunhofer IGD and Professor at TU Darmstadt.
In honor of his distinguished career and achievements in the advancement of computer graphics, Prof. Dr. techn. Dieter W. Fellner has been awarded the 2018 Eurographics Gold Medal. This award from Eurographics (the European Association for Computer Graphics) recognizes Fellner not only for his research: It is also an acknowledgment of his many years of leadership within the Eurographics Association.
Fellner has held the positions of Professor of Computer Science at the TU Darmstadt and Institute Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD since October 2006. The native Austrian is still connected to his place of study, Graz, where he not only completed a degree in technical mathematics in 1981, but also earned his doctorate and post-doctorate in 1984 and 1988, respectively. In 2005, he founded the Institute for Computer Graphics and Knowledge Visualization at the Graz University of Technology, which he still leads today. He has also served as Managing Director of Fraunhofer Austria Research GmbH since 2008 and is a board member of Fraunhofer Singapore, which was recently founded in 2017.
The Eurographics Gold Medal honors association members who excel at supporting the goals of Eurographics, whether through groundbreaking research, outstanding teaching, or the successful completion of a role within Eurographics.