Six outstanding junior scientists and scholars are to receive the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Award of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) in 2003. This was decided by the DFG Executive Committee at its meeting on the 20th March. The award, endowed with 16,000 Euros for each of the scientists, is to be jointly presented to them by DFG President Professor Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker und State Secretary Dr. Uwe Thomas of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) in Bonn on the 15th May. Named after former DFG President and nuclear physicist Heinz Maier-Leibnitz, the award is funded by the BMBF in recognition of the excellent research achievements of young scientists under the age of 33. The award winners were selected in a multistage selection process out of a total of 74 proposed candidates.
Dr. Marc Alexa (29), Computer Science Department, Darmstadt Technical University
Computer scientist Marc Alexa's research deals with graphic data processing, particularly with geometric modelling and animation. He already dealt intensively with the morphing procedure while he was working on his PhD. Morphing refers to the step-by-step, virtually unnoticeable transformation of an object, body or face into one that the computer has worked out. The target object does not need to have the same topology as the initial object. Keeping track of such changes requires the development of special modelling methods that scan the objects geometrically with the aid of triangulation or point clouds and can hence reveal information on the form of the target object. Thus morphing is among the most important research fields in computer animation and bears a considerable potential for applications.
Further focal areas of his research are the point-based representation of graphic objects and processing of geometries on nets.
Marc Alexa studied computer science and physics at Darmstadt Technical University, where he also received his doctorate. As a dPage: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Related biology news :1
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