Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Straßer

Sand 14
Raum C404
D-72076 Tübingen

Tel.: +49 7071 29 7 6356
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Wolfgang Strasser studied Electrical Engineering and Communications, and Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin, where he received his Dipl.-Ing. (Masters in Engineering) degree in 1969. In 1974 he finished his Ph.D. work with his thesis work in the area of computer graphics hardware which describes for the first time the z-buffer algorithm.

In 1978 he was appointed Professor of Computer Science at the Technical University Darmstadt. In 1986 he moved to University of Tuebingen and founded the graphics research group.

At present, Strasser is Professor of Computer Science and adjunct Professor of Mathematics at Tuebingen. The graphics group in Tuebingen consists of about 20 researchers working in the area of Graphics Systems Design, Graphics Hardware, Visualization, Physical Based Modeling, Rendering and Geometric Modeling. The Lab is supported by grants from the German Science foundation, CEC and industry. In 1986, Strasser started the successful series of EG/Siggraph graphics hardware workshops.

He has published numerous papers in scientific journals and conferences. He has given tutorials at EG conferences, Siggraph, has chaired many conferences and workshops, and is a fellow of the EG Association. Strasser is a consultant to the government and industry.

In 2000, the Technical University of Darmstadt awarded Professor Strasser with a honorary doctor degree for his outstanding contributions to the field of Computer Graphics.

In 2009 the Eurographics Association bestowed upon Wolfgang Strasser an Honorary Fellowship for his contributions to computer graphics, his impact on the field, and his leadership role. (this page)