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Hans-Peter Seidel is a computer graphics researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science and Saarland University. In 2003, Seidel was the first computer graphics researcher to win the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize.
Hans-Peter Seidel earned his doctorate degree in Mathematics at Tübingen University in 1987, under the supervision of Rainer Löwen; his dissertation was entitled Symmetrische Strukturen und Zentralkollineationen auf topologischen Ebenen. In 1989, still at Tübingen University, he earned a habilitation degree in computer science. Since 1999, he has been a director at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science and a professor at Saarland University.