Geometry Processing Award Programs
In order to feature some of the scientific highlights and breakthroughs in the field and to promote the reproducibility of research results, the Geometry Processing community has decided to give awards to authors of seminal papers and outstanding software projects.
SGP Software Award
On the occasion of the 10th edition of the Symposium on Geometry Processing in 2011, the SGP steering committee, in cooperation with the GeometryFactory as a sponsor, has established the SGP Software Award program. The intention of this award is to recognize researchers in the field who have contributed to the scientific progress in Geometry Processing by making their software available to the public such that others can reproduce the results and further build on them in their own research work. Eligible for the award are primarily open source projects and software libraries but also tools and applications. Nominations can be sent to awardnominations@geometryprocessing.org all year. The award is presented each year at the symposium.
The previous awardees are:
2015  Alec Jacobson, Daniele Panozzo, Christian Schüller, Olga Diamanti, Qingnan Zhou, Nico Pietroni, Stefan Bruggerr
, Kenshi Takayama, Wenzel Jakob, Nikolas De Giorgis, Luigi Rocca, Leonardo Sacht, Olga SorkineHornung
Libigl 

Libigl is a C++ geometry processing library. It has a wide functionality including construction of sparse discrete differential geometry operators and finiteelements matrices such as the cotangent Laplacian and
diagonalized mass matrix, simple facet and edgebased topology data structures, meshviewing utilities for OpenGL and GLSL, and many core functions for matrix manipulation.

2014  Marco Attene MeshFix 

Marco Attene is a researcher at the Institute of Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies of the CNR. He received his PhD from the University of Genoa where he was advised by Bianca Falcidieno and Michela Spagnuolo. His research focuses on problems in the domains of 3D geometric modelling, processing, and analysis.
Marco was awarded the SGP Software Award for release of the MeshFix code (http://sourceforge.net/projects/meshfix/) which robustly fixes small problems in meshes representing solid shapes – removing selfintersections, fixing nonmanifold issues, filling holes, and returning a watertight mesh.

2013  Gael Guennebaud Eigen 

Gael Guennebaud is a research associate at INRIA Bordeaux SudOuest. He received his PhD from the Research Institute for Computer Science of Toulouse where he was advised by Mathias Paulin. His research focuses on problems in the domains of pointbased graphics, complex scenes, and softshadow rendering.
Gael was awarded the SGP Software Award for release of the Eigen code (http://eigen.tuxfamily.org/) which provides a C++ template library for linear algebra: matrices, vectors, numerical solvers, and related algorithms.

2012  Hang Si TetGen 

Hang Si is employed by Weierstrass Institute (WIAS) in Berlin. He received his PhD from the Institute of Mathematics of Technische Universitaet Berlin where he was advised by Gunter Ziegler. His research focuses on problems in the domain of automatic mesh generation.
Hang was awarded the SGP Software Award for release of the TetGen code (http://wiasberlin.de/software/tetgen/) which implements stateoftheart methods for constructing Delaunay tetrahedralizations and quality tetrahedral meshes.

2011  Misha Kazhdan Poisson Reconstruction 

Misha Kazhdan is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department at Johns Hopkins University. He received his PhD from Princeton University where he was advised by Thomas Funkhouser. His research focuses on problems in the domains of surface reconstruction, imageprogress, and surface evolution.
Misha was awarded the SGP Software Award for release of the Poisson Surface Reconstruction code (http://www.cs.jhu.edu/~misha/Code/PoissonRecon/) which reconstructs manifold and watertight surfaces from oriented point clouds.

Best Paper Awards
At each Symposium, up to three papers are recognized with a Best Paper Award. On this webpage we compile and maintain the list of previous award winners:
2016 
Splines in the Space of Shells
Behrend Heeren, Martin Rumpf, Peter Schröder, Max Wardetzky, Benedikt Wirth
NonRigid Puzzles
Or Litany, Emanuele Rodola, Alex M. Bronstein, Michael M. Bronstein, Daniel Cremers
Symmetry and Orbit Detection via LieAlgebra Voting
Zeyun Shi, Pierre Alliez, Mathieu Desbrun, Hujun Bao, Jin Huang

2015 
Tight Relaxation of Quadratic Matching
Itay Kezurer, Shahar Z. Kovalsky, Ronen Basri, Yaron Lipman
Robust ArticulatedICP for RealTime Hand Tracking
Andrea Tagliasacchi, Matthias Schröder, Anastasia Tkach, Sofien Bouaziz, Mario Botsch, Mark Pauly

2014 
Designing NPolyVector Fields with Complex Polynomials
Olga Diamanti, Amir Vaxman, Daniele Panozzo, Olga SorkineHornung
Super 4PCS: Fast Global Pointcloud Registration via Smart Indexing
Nicolas Mellado, Dror Aiger, Niloy Mitra

2013 
Consistent Shape Maps via Semidefinite Programming
Qixing Huang, Leonidas Guibas
NoiseAdaptive Shape Reconstruction from Raw Point Sets
Simon Giraudot, David CohenSteiner, Pierre Alliez
Practical Anisotropic Geodesy
Marcel Campen, Martin Heistermann, Leif Kobbelt

2012 
Computing Extremal QuasiConformal Maps
Ofir Weber, Denis Zorin, Ashish Myles
Modeling Polyhedral Meshes with Affine Maps
Amir Vaxman
Stream Surface Parametrization by FlowOrthogonal Front Lines
Maik Schulze, Tobias Germer, Christian Roessl, Holger Theisel

2011 
On approximation of the LaplaceBeltrami Operator and the Wilmore Energy of Surfaces
Klaus Hildebrandt, Konrad Polthier
A Complex View of Barycentric Mappings
Ofir Weber, Mirela BenChen, Craig Gotsman, Kai Hormann
Multiscale Biharmonic Kernels
Raif M. Rustamov

2010 
Trivial Connections on Discrete Surfaces
Keenan Crane, Mathieu Desbrun, Peter Schröder
On Discrete Killing Vector Fields and Patterns on Surfaces
Mirela BenChen, Adrian Butscher, Justin Solomon, Leonidas Guibas
Polygonal Boundary Evaluation of Minkowski Sums and Swept Volumes
Marcel Campen, Leif Kobbelt

2009 
A Concise and Provably Informative MultiScale Signature Based on Heat Diffusion
Jian Sun, Maks Ovsjanikov, Leonides Guibas
Rotating Scans for Systematic Error Removal
Fatemeh Abbasinejad, Yong J. Kil, Andrei Sharf, Nina Amenta
Estimating the LaplaceBeltrami Operator by Restricting 3D Functions
Ming Chuang, Linjie Luo, Benedict J. Brown, Szymon Rusinkiewicz, Michael Kazhdan

2008 
Surface sampling and the intrinsic Voronoi diagram
Ramsay Dyer, Hao Zhang, Torsten Möller
Polyhedral Finite Elements Using Harmonic Basis Functions (student paper)
Sebastian Martin, Peter Kaufmann, Mario Botsch, Martin Wicke, Markus Gross
Global Intrinsic Symmetries of Shapes (student paper)
Maks Ovsjanikov, Jian Sun, Leonidas Guibas

2007 
Voronoibased Variational Reconstruction for Unoriented Point Sets
Pierre Alliez, David CohenSteiner, Yiying Tong, Mathieu Desbrun

2006 
PriMo: Coupled Prisms for Intuitive Surface Modeling
Mario Botsch, Mark Pauly, Markus Gross, Leif Kobbelt

