Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Expert Dinesh Manocha Joins UMIACS

Wed May 09, 2018

Dinesh Manocha has joined the University of Maryland as the inaugural Paul Chrisman Iribe Endowed E-Nnovate Professor. His tenure home appointment is in the Department of Computer Science with joint appointments in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies.

Manocha’s research focuses on geometric and scientific algorithms with applications to computer graphics, robotics and virtual reality. His research group also developed software packages for physically based modeling, computer-aided design and scientific computing, which have been downloaded by more than 200,000 users worldwide and licensed to more than 55 corporations, including Fortune 500 companies. He is also named as an inventor on nine patents, several of which have been licensed to industry.

“I am truly honored to join the University of Maryland with appointments in two top-ranked departments. With very strong research groups in virtual reality, computer vision and graphics, and robotics, the University of Maryland is regarded as the world leader in these areas,” Manocha says. “I am also looking forward to the new Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Innovation opening later this year. It is going to offer unprecedented opportunities and new world-class laboratories to develop the next generation of technologies.”

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