UBC Computer Science Professor Michiel van de Panne received the 2016 Achievement Award from the Canadian Human-Computer Communication Society at its annual Graphics Interface conference (June 1-3) in Victoria, BC. The award recognizes Canadian researchers who have made substantial contributions to the fields of computer graphics, visualization, or human-computer interaction. He was given the award for research that spans computer graphics, computer animation, and robotics, the modeling of human and animal motion and the motor skills that underly that movement.
The award was established in 1990 and awarded from time to time since then, most recently on an annual basis. Michiel is the third UBC Computer Science faculty member to receive this award. The first was Professor Alain Fournier in 1994.
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