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Laura Bernard - 24/07/2013

The Eigen library is recognised at the 2013 Symposium on Geometry Processing

The Eigen library, the main contributors to which include Gaël Guennebaud and Desiré Nuentsa from the Manao team, has received an award from the 2013 Symposium on Geometry Processing (SGP).

What is the « Symposium on Geometry Processing » (SGP) ?

Gaël Guennebaud  : "The SGP is a conference organised by the Eurographics association, which this year took place between 3 and 5 July. It is the leading event where the latest geometry processing research findings are presented. This field of research draws on numerous disciplines spanning pure and applied mathematics, signal processing, physics and computing."

What does the "Symposium on Geometry Processing 2013" award recognize ?

Gaël Guennebaud  : "Investment in software development is relatively unrecognised within academia. Nevertheless, software represents an important part of research; be this for the sake of reproducibility or to facilitate the implementation of complex algorithms. Consequently, every year, this prize is awarded to a piece of open-source software described as "high-quality software in Geometry Processing."

What does this award mean for you ?

Gaël Guennebaud :  "Despite the plethora of linear algebra libraries, we were convinced that there was a real need for a simple and effective library like Eigen. Eigen is not, strictly speaking, a geometry processing library. This award was won thanks to a massive number of nominations, demonstrating the fact that Eigen has become a standard within this community.  Therefore, this award provides additional proof of the success of Eigen and the relevance of its design and our technical choices."

Keywords: Software library Award Manao