Metagraphics: Impact papers from SIGGRAPH/TOG and their interconnections

    Tuesday, 19 November

    11:00 - 12:45

    Room S424

    We analyze the evolution of computer graphics via the interconnections between all SIGGRAPH and TOG publications. Using a graph of all citations, we developed a new scoring algorithm (somewhat related to Google's PageRank) to measure the papers' historical and current "relevance" or popularity. We discuss some of the most relevant and seminal works in the conference's history, show how the popularity of different papers, authors, and areas evolve over time, and present several anecdotes and inside stories provided by the authors of many of these papers.



    Intended Audience

    All attendees; those with more knowledge of technical research will find it more amusing.




    Diego Nehab, Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada
    Pedro Sander, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

    Prof. Diego Nehab (PhD, Princeton, 2007) is an Assistant Professor at IMPA. He is interested in most topics in computer graphics, but publishes mostly on real-time rendering, image processing, parallelism, and geometry processing. He has served in the SIGGRAPH Papers Committee.

    Prof. Pedro V. Sander (PhD, Harvard, 2003) is an Associate Professor at HKUST. His research is mainly focused in real-time rendering, graphics hardware, and geometry processing. He has served in the SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia Papers Committees and was the chair of the Courses program for ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2011.