De Floriani Inducted Into IEEE Honor Society

Dec 17, 2019

A University of Maryland expert in geospatial data visualization has been inducted into IEEE’s prestigious honor society.

Leila De Floriani, a professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences with an appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, is now a member of IEEE Eta Kappa Nu. The society "encourages and recognizes individual excellence in education and meritorious work, in professional practice, and in any of the areas within the IEEE-designated fields of interest.”

IEEE Eta Kappa Nu was founded in 1904 for electrical engineering students. Today, it promotes professional accomplishment, service and development for IEEE-related students and professionals who are focused on the ideals of scholarship, character and attitude.

De Floriani is a noted expert in geometric modeling and scientific visualization who has authored more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications in data visualization, geospatial data representation and processing, computer graphics, geometric modeling, and shape analysis and understanding.

Her research has been funded by numerous national and international agencies, including the European Commission and the National Science Foundation. She has also held several different positions at academic and research institutions in the U.S. and Europe.

Last year, De Floriani was elected president of the IEEE Computer Society and will continue in this leadership role in 2020.