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bestpapers08Daniel Kopta, who was part of the author team that received the Best Paper Award at SASP '08 for their paper: "TRaX: A Multi-Threaded Architecture for Real-Time Ray Tracing," Josef Spjut, Daniel Kopta, Spencer Kellis, Solomon Boulos, Erik Brunvand

David Brayford, received the Ken Brodlie best paper prize at the Theory and Practice of Computer Graphics 2008 Conference (TPCG08) for his paper "A Physical Model for the Polarized Scattering of Light."

Mike Kirby, Tobias Martin, and Elaine Cohen, best Paper Award at the ACM Solid and Physical Modeling International Conference (SPM) 2008 for "Volumetric Parameterization and Trivariate B-spline Fitting using Harmonic Functions" by Tobias Martin, Elaine Cohen, and Mike Kirby.

Hao Wang, Carlos Scheidegger, and Claudio Silva won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Shape Modeling and Applications (SMI), 2008 with "Optimal Bandwidth Selection for MLS Surfaces."