Congratulations are in order for several SCI faculty who took to the awards stage at the IEEE Visualization conference this year in Oklahoma City. Valerio Pascucci was not only awarded the IEEE VGTC Visualization Technical Achievement Award, but was also inducted into the IEEE Visualization Academy. The Visualization Academy is a prestigious academy that highlights the accomplishments of the leaders in the field. These awards are limited in number, and recognize those in the field who exceed or augment the criteria of existing VGTC awards. Furthermore, Valerio, along with co-authors Atilla Gyulassy, Peer-Timo Bremer, and Bernd Hamann received the Scientific Visualization 14 year Test of Time Award for the paper: A practical approach to Morse-Smale complex computation: Scalability and generality.
To add to the prestige, former SCI faculty member, Miriah Meyer, received the Infovis 10 year Test of Time Award for the paper: Design Study, Methodology: Relfections from the Trenches and the Stacks by Michael Sedlmair, Miriah Meyer, and Tamara Munzner. Additionally, one of SCI's newest faculty members, Paul Rosen, was the advisor to the recipient of the IEEE VGTC Visualization Dissertation Award - Ghulam Jilani Quadri, University of South Florida.