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- Lifetime Achievement Award
- IMR Fellow
- Best Technical Paper
- Best Student Paper
- Best Presentation of Research Note/Abstract
- Best Technical Poster
- Meshing Contest (a.k.a. Meshing Maestro)
- Additional Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award
A rare award given for distinguished lifetime contribution to the IMR.
|2018||Ted Blacker||Sandia National Laboratories||He started the IMR and ran it for the first 30 years|
The IMR Fellow Award recognizes an individual that has demonstrated significant support for the IMR over many years through activities such as presenting papers, presenting short courses, presenting invited talks, reviewing papers, participating in panel discussions, and serving on the Organizing and/or Steering Committees. The recipient shall have attended the IMR at least five times and must attend the conference in which the award is granted. Anyone can nominate a candidate. The combined IMR Steering and Organizing Committee members vote on the submitted candidates.
|2011||Kenji Shimada||Carnegie Mellon University|
|2012||Mark Shephard||Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|2013||Steve Owen||Sandia National Laboratories|
|2014||Paul Louis George||INRIA|
|2016||Matt Staten||Sandia National Laboratories|
|2017||David Marcum||Mississippi State University|
|2018||Cecil Armstrong||Queen's University Belfast|
|2019||Pat Knupp||Sandia National Laboratories|
|2021||Suzanne Shontz||University of Kansas|
|2022||Scott Mitchell||Sandia National Laboratories|
Best Technical Paper
Best technical paper as voted on by the Organizing Committee. The Papers Chair leads the discussion and vote, starting from review ratings of the papers.
|2011||Jonathan Makem, Cecil Armstrong and Trevor Robinson||Automatic Decomposition and Efficient Semi-Structured Meshing of Complex Solids|
|2013||F. Alauzet and D. Marcum||A Closed Advancing-layer Method With Changing Topology Mesh Movement for Viscous Mesh Generation|
|2014||Daniel Sieger, Stefan Menzel and Mario Botsch||Constrained Space Deformation for Design Optimization|
|2015||A. Loseille, F. Alauzet and V. Menier||Parallel Generation of Large-size Adapted Meshes|
|2018||Kilian Verhetsel, Jeanne Pellerin and Jean-François Remacle||A 66-Element Mesh of Schneiders' Pyramid: Bounding the Difficulty of Hex-Meshing Problems|
|2019||Trevor Robinson||Application of Tensor Factorisation to Analyse Similarities in CAD Assembly Models|
|2022||Paul Zhang, Judy Chiang, Xinyi Fan and Klara Mundilova||Local Decomposition of Hexahedral Singular Nodes into Singular Curves|
Best Student Paper
Best technical paper whose primary author is a student, as voted on by the Organizing Committee. The Papers Chair leads the discussion and vote, starting from review ratings of the papers.
|2012||Nicolas Kowalski, Franck Ledoux and Pascal Frey||CEA & UPMC Univ Paris||PDE Based Approach to Multi-Domain Partition and Quadrilateral Meshing|
|2015||On Indecomposable Polyhedra and The Number of Steiner Points|
|2016||Liang Sun, Christopher Tierney, Cecil Armstrong and Trevor Robinson||Automatic decomposition of complex thin walled CAD models for hexahedral dominant meshing|
|2019||Rémi Feuillet, Olivier Coulaud and Adrien Loseille||Anisotropic error estimate for high-order parametric surface mesh generation|
Best Presentation of Research Note/Abstract
New award given to the best presenter of a research note/abstract, i.e. a short paper describing new ideas, exploratory research, preliminary results, corrections or updates to previously published research in the field of meshing.
|2022||Steven Owen, Armida Carbajal, Corey Ernst, Matthew Peterson and Timothy Shead||Machine Learning Classification for Rapid CAD-to-Simulation|
Best Technical Poster
Best technical poster presented in the Poster Session, covering a new development in the area of mesh generation. All IMR attendees vote for the winner. Winners should be chosen based on contribution to the field of mesh generation, as well as on the presentation of that technology.
|2000||Michael Hancock, Ashish Das, Debashis Basu, Jean Cabello and Nilanjan Mukherjee||EDS Unigraphics||Full Cycle Geometry-MESH Synthesis/Abstraction||Received by Ashish Das|
|2003||Ashish Das||EDS Unigraphics|
|2012||Jean Hsiang-Chun Lu||Geometric Reasoning in Sketch-Based Volumetric Decomposition Framework for Hex Meshing|
|2013||P.L. George, F. Alauzet, H. Borouchaki, P. Laug, A. Loseille, L. Maréchal, N. Barral, E. Mbinky and V. Menier||Gamma 3 Meshing Technologies|
|2018||A. Kolasinski||About MMPDE on a surface|
|2019||A. Kolasinski||About MMPDE on a surface|
|2021||Scott Mitchell||Not so HOT Triangulations|
|2022||Tatyana Zaitseva and V. Yu. Protasov||Bear-Subdivision Algorithms for Generating Smooth Surfaces|
Meshing Contest (a.k.a. Meshing Maestro)
The Meshing Maestro Award is given to the winner of the Meshing Contest. It is given to the poster of a mesh that the IMR attendees would like to see on their T-shirt the next year (for when/if there are T-shirts). Otherwise, it ends up on proceedings covers, etc. As such, this award is more aesthetic than technical. The Organizing Committee is responsible each year to find and share a model for the contest and to post it on the IMR website. A good deal of freedom is given on how to mesh the given model with respect to the meshing algorithm(s) used. The Meshing Contest Posters are displayed in the Poster Session, covering a new development in the area of mesh generation. All IMR attendees vote for the winner.
|2007||Rafael Montenegro Armas||University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria||Map of globe showing Africa and Europe|
|2008||Yasushi Ito||University of Alabama, Birmingham|
|2010||Mohamed Ebeida||Sandia National Laboratories|
|2012||Abel Gargallo-Peiro, Xevi Roca, Jaime Peraire and Josep Serrate||Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)||Picture of plane with equations|
|2013||Pointwise (now Cadence)||Viscous mesh entry||Was this the Poster Contest?|
|2014||Scott Canann, Tim Tautges and James Clement||CD-adapco (now Siemens PLM Star-ccm+)||Tower Bridge|
|2016||Shaunak Pai, Scott Canann, David McLaurin, James Clement and Michael Hancock||CD-adapco (now Siemens PLM Star-ccm+)||White House||Technically called “Best Industry Mesh”; trophy was given in DC and says 2017, but was 2016|
|2017||Vivek Ahuja, Shaunak Pai, Scott Canann, James Clement, Ken Blake, Sumit Paranjape and Stefano Paoletti||Siemens PLM Star-ccm+||Sagrada Familia||Also won Best Technical Mesh, i.e. from a technical point of view|
|2018||Vivek Ahuja, Shaunak Pai, Scott Canann, David McLaurin, Jason Kraftcheck, Ian Young, James Clement and Ankush Singhi||Siemens PLM Star-ccm+||Hot air balloon|
|2019||Abinesh Thota, Gargi Patil, Debashis Basu, Harry Fogg and Jonathan Makem||Siemens PLM Simcenter-3D||Niagara Falls and boat|
|2021||Scott Canann, Jeremy Dahan, David McLaurin, Stefano Pippa, Alexander Rand and Ian Young||Siemens PLM Star-ccm+||T-Rex|
|2022||Mike Park, Ray Gomez and Bil Kleb||NASA||Space Needle Returns (Seattle Space Needle)|
Occasionally, the IMR has awarded one-off prizes that do not fit into the categories above, which we list in this section.
|2011||Shankar Prasad Sastry||The Pennsylvania State University||Best Student Poster|
|2013||Victorien Menier and Adrien Loseille||Parallel Mesh Adaption||Best Student Poster|