Jarek Rossignac is Full Professor of Computing at Georgia Tech. His research focuses on the design, representation, simplification, compression, analysis and visualization of complex 3D shapes, structures, and animations.
Before joining Georgia Tech in 1996 as the Director of the GVU Center, he was Senior Manager and Visualization Strategist at IBM Research. He holds a Ph.D. in E.E. from the University of Rochester, a Diplôme d'Ingénieur ENSEM, France.
He authored 26 patents and 176 peer-reviewed articles (including 4 in ACM SIGGRAPH, 6 in the ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), and 20 in the ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling (SPM)) for which he received 23 Awards and 12000 citations.
He created the ACM Symposia on Solid Modeling, chaired 20 conferences and 6 international program committees (including Eurographics), delivered over 30 Distinguished or Invited Lectures and Keynotes, organized and delivered numerous short courses (including 8 at SIGGRAPH) and served on the editorial boards of 7 professional journals and on 82 Technical Program committees (including SIGGRAPH and several other ACM conferences). He served as the Editor-in-Chief of the GMOD (Graphical Models) journal until 2013.
He is a Fellow of the Eurographics association, a Solid Modelling Pioneer, and the 2014 recipient of the Pierre Bézier award.