Now in his ninth decade, it remains to be seen whether Brown CS Professor Andries van Dam is slowing down. He's just become the inaugural recipient of the ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Educator Award, one of the organization's highest honors.
Established less than a year ago, the award is given annually to a member for outstanding pedagogical contributions to computer graphics and interactive techniques at any educational level or within the context of any discipline. It recognizes contributions in both innovative content and delivery. Nominated by the SIGGRAPH community, Andy was chosen based on award criteria that include impact on research and practice of education as it relates to computer graphics and interactive techniques, cumulative contributions to the field both directly and through leadership of others, and innovation in education.
Last week, Brown CS celebrated a half-century of pioneering hypertext research by Andy and his collaborators, and the Distinguished Educator Award offers yet another reason to raise a glass to van Dam's innovation. He was also named to the SIGGRAPH Academy just last year. Andy will receive this latest award at either the North American SIGGRAPH conference or the SIGGRAPH Asia conference.
Additional details about the ACM SIGGRAPH Distinguished Educator Award are available here.
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