UNC scientist recognized by international computing society

Ming C. Lin of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been recognized by an international computer organization for her contributions to geometric modeling and computer graphics.

Lin, the John R. and Louise S. Parker Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in UNC’s 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.

Lin is an expert in computer graphics and geometric computing. Her research on mathematical foundations and applications has been used in CAD/CAM, 3D graphics, physically based modeling, virtual environments, robotics and haptics by the scientific community, the computer industry and the entertainment world.

The association named 46 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.

Lin, who joined the UNC faculty in 1997, earned her Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993.

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