Lin Named Distinguished University Professor

Wed Aug 14, 2019

Ming Lin, the Elizabeth Stevinson Iribe Chair of Computer Science with a joint appointment in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), was just named a Distinguished University Professor.

This is the highest academic honor bestowed by the university.

Lin and others will be officially recognized for their achievements at the University of Maryland’s annual Faculty and Staff Convocation on September 18.

Lin came to Maryland from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was the John R. and Louise S. Parker Distinguished Professor of Computer Science and a faculty member for 20 years.

A noted educator and expert in virtual reality, computer graphics and robotics, Lin’s research focuses on multimodal interaction, physically based animations and simulations, as well as algorithmic robotics and their use in physical and virtual environments.

Her research has extensive applications in medical simulations, cancer screening, urban computing, as well as supporting city-scale planning, human-centric computing, intelligent transportation and traffic management.

Lin has authored or co-authored more than 300 refereed publications and has authored or co-edited four books. She is a former editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (2011–2014) and has served on numerous steering committees and advisory boards of international conferences, as well as government and industrial technical advisory committees.

Lin also co-founded the 3D audio startup Impulsonic, which was acquired by Valve Software.

She earned her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley.