ACM SIGGRAPH presents six awards to recognize exceptional achievements in computer graphics and interactive techniques. The awards are presented at the annual SIGGRAPH conference. The awards committee compiles a list of nominated individuals and examines each carefully, along with others the committee feels are worthy of consideration.
Matthew O’Toole (PhD 2016), supervisor Kyros Kutulakos, receives Honorable Mention for the Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for "Optical Linear Algebra for Computational Light Transport". O'Toole is currently a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at Sanford University.
About the award:
The Doctoral Dissertation Award (launched in 2016) is awarded annually to recognize a recent doctoral candidate who has successfully defended and completed his or her PhD dissertation in computer graphics and interactive techniques. This award recognizes young researchers who have already made a notable contribution very early during their doctoral study. The key criteria used to evaluate the nominations include technical depth, significance of the research contribution, potential impact on theory and practice, and quality of presentation. The award is presented each year at the SIGGRAPH conference, and is accompanied by a plaque, complimentary full conference registration and travel to the award ceremony.