Alec Jacobson receives CS-Can/Info-Can Outstanding Early Career Computer Science Researcher Award
Alec Jacobson, an associate professor in the department of computer science in the Faculty of Arts & Science, is a 2022 recipient of the Outstanding Early Career Computer Science Research Award from Computer Science Canada/Informatique Canada (CS-Can/Info-Can), Canada’s national academic organization for computer science.
The award, announced earlier this year, recognizes rising academic researchers at Canadian universities who are within 10 years of completing their PhD.
Jacobson’s research spans computational geometry, graphics, vision, machine learning and human-computer interaction. His contributions to geometry processing research have had a significant impact on fields ranging from architecture to structural engineering and theatre.
Jacobson, who holds the Canada Research Chair in geometry processing, has served as a valuable mentor. In 2020, when most research programs were impeded and conferences cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he initiated the Toronto Geometry Colloquium, an online research web series to serve as a platform for underrepresented researchers.
He was celebrated alongside his fellow 2022 CS-CAN/Info-Can award winners at a gala in Montreal in June.