Professor Leif Kobbelt Elected into Academia Europaea
Professor Leif Kobbelt from the Computer Graphics Group at RWTH Aachen University has been elected into Academia Europaea.© Peter Winandy
Academia Europaea is one of the most prestigious European academies for researchers from all disciplines who are leaders in their respective fields. The goal of the Academia Europaea is to inform the public about current scientific topics and trends and to provide European research institutions and governments with independent advice on scientific issues.
Leif Kobbelt is Chair of Computer Graphics and Multimedia at RWTH Aachen University. The 48-year-old computer scientist is a highly recognized researcher in the field of computer graphics, both nationally and worldwide. In 2013, he was awarded with the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant; in 2014, he received the Leibniz Prize, the most important research award in Germany.
The key research areas of the Computer Graphics Group include 3D reconstruction, i.e. the faithful digital reproduction of three dimensional real world objects; geometry processing, including 3D model optimization for free form design; real-time image generation, e.g. for computer games; and mobile multimedia applications.