Dinesh Manocha

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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Maryland, Associate Professor


  • SIGGRAPH 1999

    Dinesh Manocha is currently an associate professor of computer science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his B.Tech. degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1987; M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science at the University of California at Berkeley in 1990 and 1992, respectively. During the summers of 1988 and 1989, he was a visiting researcher at the Olivetti Research Lab and General Motors Research Lab, respectively. He was selected an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, received NSF Career Award in 1995, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 1996, and Hettleman Prize for scholarly achievement at UNC Chapel Hill in 1998. His research interests include geometric and solid modeling, interactive computer graphics, physically based modeling, virtual environments, robotics and scientific computation. He has published more than 95 papers in leading conferences and journals on computer graphics, geometric and solid modeling, robotics, symbolic and numeric computation, virtual reality, molecular modeling and computational geometry. He has served as a program committee member for many leading conferences on virtual reality, computer graphics, computational geometry, geometric and solid modeling and molecular modeling.

    He was the program co-chair for the first ACM SIGGRAPH workshop on simulation and interaction in virtual environments and program chair of first ACM Workshop on Applied Computational Geometry. He was the guest editor of special issues of International Journal of Computational Geometry and Applications. He is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. He has also edited two research monographs and consulted for a number of companies including Intel, Mechanical Dynamics, Boeing, Division, TC2 corporation etc. He has been working on topics related to interactive walkthroughs for more than eight years. These include model simplification, visibility culling, rendering spline patches, model representations, database management and integrating these techniques to interactively display models composed of millions of primitives. He has also been interacting with a number of industrial users of walkthrough technology at Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, JPL, Newport News Shipbuilding and Ford. He has taught courses on computer graphics, computational geometry and scientific computing at the University of North Carolina for the last six years. He has given invited talks at a number of conferences and workshops and has been a speaker in SIGGRAPH courses.  


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