Charles (Chuck) Hansen is an IEEE Fellow and a Distinguished Professor, Emeritus in the School of Computing, and has been an Associate Director of the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah. Since 1997, he has been on the faculty in Computer Science at the University of Utah.
Chuck Hansen served on the Technical Committee for Visualization and Graphics (VGTC) Board from 1995-2002 and 2020-present. He was on the IEEE Visualization Conference Steering Committee from 2001-2004. He has co-chaired IEEE Visualization 2000, was Program co-Chair for Visualization ’99 and served as a papers co-chair for IEEE SciVis (then called IEEE Visualization) in 2007-2008. He co-chaired IEEE LDAV in 2014.
He was twice an Associate Editor in Chief (AEIC) of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG). He was the Chair of the Transactions Operations Committee in 2020.
He was awarded the IEEE Technical Committee on Visualization and Graphics “Technical Achievement Award” in 2005. In 2017, he was awarded the IEEE Technical Committee on Visualization and Graphics “Career Award” In recognition for his contributions to large scale data visualization, including advances in parallel and volume rendering, novel interaction techniques, and techniques for exploiting hardware; for his leadership in the community as an educator, program chair, and editor; and for providing vision for the development and support of the field. He has authored over 170 peer-reviewed manuscripts and released open-source software, FluoRender, to support the analysis of confocal microscopy data.
As an IEEE Fellow, my professional career has been positively impacted by the IEEE Computer Society. I have given back to the community through conference organization, publication leadership, and IEEE Computer Society volunteer positions. I will continue to contribute to the strength of our society.