UNC scientist recognized for work in computer graphics, robotics

Posted on Dec 9, 2009 in Science and Technology

Dinesh Manocha of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been recognized by an international computer organization for his contributions to computer graphics, geometric computing and robotics.

Dinesh Manocha of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been recognized by an international computer organization for his contributions to computer graphics, geometric computing and robotics.

Manocha, Ph.D., the Phi Delta Theta/Matthew Mason Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the College of Art and Sciences, has been named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society.

Manocha is an expert in computer graphics and geometric modeling. His research on mathematical foundations and applications has been used in scientific computations, robotics, 3-D computer graphics and virtual reality by the scientific community, the computer industry and the entertainment world.

The association named 47 new fellows for their contributions that have created a broad range of innovations for industry, commerce, entertainment and education. The fellows were chosen from international industries, universities and research labs. They will be honored at the association’s annual awards banquet in June.

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Web site: www.acm.org

Computer science department contact: Kelli Gaskill, (919) 962-1790, gaskill@cs.unc.edu