Prof. Tal is a faculty member in the Viterbi Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Technion and the head of the Computer Graphics and Multimedia Laboratory.
The award was given to Prof. Ayellet Tal for her work in computer graphics and computer vision, especially in three areas:
(1) Pioneering work in the field of three-dimensional shape analysis – “understanding” the surface from its geometric features.
(2) Developing technologies that change the way archaeologists analyze, document, and understand their findings.
(3) Building tools that reduce the gap between the way people and machines perceive the visual world.