Congratulations to Nina Amenta who received an NSF CAREER Award.
Nina joined the department faculty in fall 1997 after serving as a post-doc at Xerox PARC. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.
"I study algorithms for geometric problems that arise in areas like computer graphics and computer vision. My goal is to exploit geometry to obtain algorithms that are simple, useful and provably correct and efficient. Sometimes I prove new theorems in geometry. Most of my current work concerns the reconstruction of a surface in 3D from a set of point samples."
The CAREER award, which the agency describes as its highest honor for new faculty, provides funding to stimulate the early development of academic careers in science and engineering and to support the critical roles played by faculty members in integrating research and education.
Please visit Nina's homepage for more information on her research.