Ming Lin, Noted Expert in Virtual Reality, Computer Graphics and Robotics, Joins UMIACS

Thu Dec 14, 2017

Ming C. Lin, a noted educator and expert in virtual reality, computer graphics and robotics, will join the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, (UMIACS), effective January 1, 2018.

Lin was recently named the Elizabeth Stevinson Iribe Chair of Computer Science at the University of Maryland. She previously was the John R. and Louise S. Parker Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a faculty member for 20 years.

Lin plans to bring some of her UNC research group to Maryland, continuing her research in virtual reality, computer graphics and robotics that 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 received her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley. She received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award in 1995, and she is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, IEEE and the Eurographics Association. She also serves on the board of directors of the Computing Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research.

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