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Kathie Barnes

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ABS: Computer Research Award
Posted: Sep 10, 1992 10:27 AM
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Source: Abstracts of NSF Awards (STIS)
Title : Computer Research: Alan T. Waterman Award

Abstract :
Dr.Herbert Edelsbrunner is a young computer scientist who has already
made fundamental contributions to the emerging field of computational
geometry. The Alan T. Waterman award committee has recommended
Dr. Edelsbrunner for this award, selecting him from among 97
nominees.
This award carries a grant of $500,000 for three years. Dr.
Edelsbrunner will be the sixteenth recipient of the Alan T. Waterman
award.

Dr. Edelsbrunner is a pioneer in the field of computational geometry
which deals with the representation and manipulation of geometric
shapes and patterns. Coping with the real-world objects requires
taking into consideration their real geometries rather than treating
them as idealized, oversimplified shapes. Computational geometry is
thus going to be of utmost importance in computational science and
computer-aided design.

Dr. Edelsbrunner has had a tremendous impact on computational
geometry
by his own research as well as by his l987 book Algorithms in
Combinatorial Geometry which systematized the field in its early
days. This book is considered by many people to be still the best
textbook and reference source on computational geometry. He has also
influenced the field by being active professionally in it. He has
organized a number of conferences and workshops on the subject. He
has also served as editor for several journals on computational
geometry and related subjects.

There is no question that Dr. Edelsbrunner's work is of the highest
research quality and is having far-reaching impact. This award is
highly recommended.

Start Date : August 15, 1991
Expires : July 31, 1992
Investigator: Herbert Edelsbrunner
Sponsor : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Computer Science
809 South Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801 217/333-1000
Source: NSF Awards Abstracts (STIS)





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