Scientist recognized for work in geometric computing, computer graphics and robotics

Professor Dinesh Manocha of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was recognized by an international computer organization for contributions to geometric computing and applications to computer graphics, robotics and Graphics Processing Unit computing.

Manocha, the Phi Delta Theta/Matthew Mason Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the College of Art and Sciences, was named a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

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.

ACM named 47 new fellows for their contributions to computing technology that have created a broad range of innovations for industry, commerce, entertainment and education. The fellows were chosen from the world’s leading industries, universities and research labs. They will be honored at the annual ACM Awards Banquet on June 26, 2010.

Manocha, who joined the UNC faculty in 1992, earned a bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in 1987, and master of science and doctorate degrees from the University of California at Berkeley in 1990 and 1992, respectively.

ACM is the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society.

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