Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Seidel

Hans-Peter Seidel is the Scientific Coordinator of the Cluster of Excellence. In 1992 he was instrumental in establishing one of the first Computer Graphics chairs in Germany in Erlangen, and in 1999 he became the Director of the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science.

One important characteristic of his work is the development of new algorithms, closely meshing these with the options and perspectives of modern graphics hardware as well as universal consideration of the entire processing chain from data acquisition and modeling through to image synthesis. This integrated view is now referred to as 3D image analysis and synthesis.

The Computer Graphics Department at MPI

Hans-Peter Seidel is a director and holds the chair of the Computer Graphics group at the MPI for Computer Science. Seidel’s group has done pioneering work in the newly-emerging area of 3D image analysis and synthesis, which can be regarded as at the intersection of computer graphics and computer vision. For his work, Seidel was awarded the DFG Leibniz Prize in 2003. Seidel has co-authored some 200 publications in the field, and more than 20 former members of his group have received offers for faculty positions, both at home and abroad.

Research interests


2012     Eurographics Distinguished Career Award
2004     Founding Chair, Eurographics Awards Programme
2003     Leibniz-Prize, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
2003     Fellow, Eurographics Association
2002     ACM Recognition of Service Award


Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Seidel

Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Seidel

Max-Planck-Institut Informatik Computer Graphics Department

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66123 Saarbrücken

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Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbrücken Computer Science Department, Saarland University Saarland University International Max Planck Center for Visual Computing and Communication Cluster of Excellence

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