Chandrajit Bajaj

POB 2.324
(512) 471-8870
bajaj [at] cs [dot] utexas [dot] edu

My interdisciplinary research spans the algorithmic and computational mathematics underpinnings of Structural Biology, Biophysics, Image Processing, Geometric Modeling, Computer Graphics, and Visualization.

Selected Awards & Honors: 
  • Best paper award at Computer Aided Design (CAD) 2006
  • Best paper award at ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling (SPM) 2010
  • Elected senior member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2007 - Present
  • University of Texas Moncrief Grand Challenge Faculty Award, 2009
  • Fellow of The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2008 - Present
  • Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2009 - Present
  • Fellow of University of Texas Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2010 - Present
Selected Publications: 
  1. C. Bajaj (1986). "Proving Geometric Algorithm Non-Solvability: An Application of Factoring Polynomials", Journal of Symbolic Computation, 2(1):99-102
  2. C. Bajaj (1988). "The Algebraic Degree of Geometric Optimization Problems", Discrete and Computational Geometry, 3(1):177-191
  3. C. Bajaj, G. Xu (1999). "A-Splines: Local Interpolation and Approximation Using Gk- Continuous Piecewise Real Algebraic Curves",  Computer Aided Geometric Design, 16(6):557-578
  4. C. Bajaj, R. Chowdhury, V. Siddahanavalli (2011). ÒF2Dock: Fast Fourier Protein-Protein DockingÓ, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 8(1):45-58, NIHMSID153460,, PMC Journal in Process, doi:10.1109/TCBB.2009.57 
  5. C. Bajaj, W. Zhao (2010). ÒFast Molecular Solvation Energetics and Force ComputationÓ, SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 31(6): 4524-4552,, PMCID: PMC2830669
  • "Algebraic Geometry and its Applications", Springer Verlag, (1994), C. Bajaj, editor
  • J. Bloomenthal, C. Bajaj, J. Blinn, M. Gascuel, A. Rockwood, B. Wyvill, G. Wyvill (1997). "Introduction to Implicit Surfaces", Morgan Kaufman Publishers Inc.
  • "Data Visualization Techniques", John Wiley and Sons, (1998), C. Bajaj, editor
  • Algebra, Arithmetic and Geometry with ApplicationsÓ, Springer Verlag, (2004),  C. Christensen, G. Sunderam, A. Sathaye, and C. Bajaj, editors
Professional Activities: 
  • Editor, ACM Transactions on Computer Graphics, 1997 - 2009
  • Editor, International Journal of Computational Geometry and Applications, 1994 - present 
  • Editor, ACM Computer Surveys, 2004 Ð present
  • Editor, Computational Vision and Biomechanics, 2006 Ð present
  • Editor, SIAM Journal of Imaging Sciences, 2007 Ð present
  • Editor, Chapman -Hall/CRC Mathematical and Computational Imaging Sciences Series, 2009 ÐPresent
  • Papers Chair, Intl. Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC), UK, 2000, ACM Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry  2002 , ACM Solid and Physical Modeling,  2011
  • Keynote Addresses at Computer Graphics 2002, Volume Graphics 2003, EuroGraphics 2003, Cyberworlds 2005, Jacques Morgenstern Colloquium, INRIA-Sophia Antipolis 2006, Institute of Mathematics and Applications 2007, CompIMAGE 2010, ACM Solid and Physical Modeling (SPM) 2010
  • Panel Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Vietnam Education Foundation, 2006, 2007
  • Panel Member of the National Academy of Sciences, Vietnam Education Foundation, 2006, 2007
  • Member of the NSF-CISE Board of Visitors, 2004, ETH Zurich, CS Dept Evaluation Committee (2004), INRIA Evaluation Committee 2007
  • King Abdullah Univ. of Science and Technology (KAUST) Center Director search committee chair, 2008
  • Member of Consolider Scientific Committee of the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia, 2008, 2009 
  • Member of the NIH-NCRR National Bio. Comp. Resource Advisory Comm. (UCSD), 2006 Ð Present
  • Member of Mol. Structure Function (MSFD), Study Section, National Institute of Health, 2008 - 2010
  • Chairperson of Mol. Structure Function (MSFD)  Study Section, National Institute of Health, 2011 Р
  • Invited Speaker at the 2010 Visions of Computing Lecture Series, UT-CS Austin, November 2010
  • Invited participant in the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Conference on ÒSeeing the Future with Imaging ScienceÓ, Irvine, CA, November 2010
  • Invited speaker in ÒSampling and Reconstruction: Applications and AdvancesÓ workshop at the Banff Intl. Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS), December 2010