The IEEE VGTC Virtual Reality Academy

The Virtual Reality Academy is a prestigious academy that highlights the accomplishments of the leaders in the field. Since awards are limited in number, the field should recognize significant contributions and the academy is a mechanism for recognizing such contributions. The goal is to recognize those in the field who exceed or augment the criteria of existing VGTC awards.

The VGTC Technical Awards chair for Virtual and Augmented Reality is Henry Fuchs. VGTC members may nominate individuals by completing the appropriate nomination form.

  • Ivan Sutherland
  • Mel Slater
  • Mark Bolas
  • Larry F. Hodges
  • Kay Stanney
  • Susumu Tachi
  • Carolina Cruz-Neira
  • Thomas A. DeFanti
  • Daniel Sandin
  • Bowen Loftin
  • Bernd Fröhlich
  • Jaron Lanier
  • Hirokazu Kato
  • Frederick P. Brooks, Jr.
  • Ming C. Lin
  • Lawrence J. Rosenblum
  • Dieter Schmalstieg
  • Henry Fuchs
  • Mark Billinghurst
  • Steven K. Feiner
  • Doug A. Bowman
  • Michitaka Hirose
  • Brendan Iribe
  • Michael Antonov
  • Palmer Luckey
  • Thomas A. Furness III
  • Anthony Steed
  • Grigore Burdea
  • Michael Zyda
  • Gregory F. Welch
  • Anatole Lécuyer
  • Victoria Interrante
  • Jeremy Bailenson
  • Mary C. Whitton
  • David P. Luebke
  • Gudrun Klinker
  • Kiyoshi Kiyokawa
  • Michael Abrash
  • Kurt Akeley
  • Ron Azuma
  • Sabine Coquillart
  • Scott Fisher
  • Myron Krueger
  • Brenda Laurel
  • Benjamin Lok
  • Betty Mohler
  • Qunsheng Peng
  • Ramesh Raskar
  • Jannick Rolland