Leila De Floriani

Professor
3213 A.V. Williams Building
(301) 405-4391
Education: 
Laurea degree in Mathematics from the University of Genova
Special Awards/Honors: 
IAPR Fellow
IEEE Fellow
Biography: 

Leila De Floriani is a professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences with an appointment in UMIACS.

She also served as a professor of computer science at the University of Genova and was the founder of its Geometry and Graphics group. De Floriani was also the director of the doctorate program in computer science at the University of Genova.

Her research focuses on geometric modeling for scientific visualization, terrain modeling and computer graphics, and in topological data analysis.

De Floriani has written more than 280 publications in the fields of computer graphics, visualization, geometric modeling, shape and image analysis, and geographic data processing, which have appeared in major international journals and conferences.

She has been a principal investigator on several research grants from the National Science Foundation. De Floriani has also received several research grants from the National Research Council of Italy (CNR), the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), and the European community. She has been the national coordinator of several projects funded by MIUR. De Floriani has also been involved in the Research Training Network MINGLE (Multiresolution in Geometric Modeling) and in the EU Network of Excellence AIM@SHAPE.

She is the editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. She is an associate editor of Graphical Models and of ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems, and a member of the editorial board of GeoInformatica. De Floriani has been an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, and a member of the editorial board of Computer Aided Design and of the International Journal of Geographic Information Science.

She has served on more than 150 program committees of all major international conferences in the areas of geometric and shape modeling, computer graphics, visualization, and geographic data processing, and has coordinated both national and international research projects in these areas. De Floriani is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of the International Association for Patten Recognition (IAPR), a Member of the ACM and of the Eurographics Association.

More information is available at http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~deflo/

Publications

2012

2011


Weiss K, De Floriani L, Hagen H.  2011.  Modeling Multiresolution 3D Scalar Fields through Regular Simplex Bisection. Scientific Visualization: Interactions, Features, Metaphors. 2:360-377.

Weiss K, De Floriani L, Fellegara R, Velloso M.  2011.  The PR-star octree: a spatio-topological data structure for tetrahedral meshes. Proceedings of the 19th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems.
:92-101.

Canino D, De Floriani L.  2011.  A Decomposition-based Approach to Modeling and Understanding Arbitrary Shapes. Eurographics Italian Chapter Conference 2011.
:53-60.

Boltcheva D, Canino D, Merino Aceituno S, Léon J-C, De Floriani L, Hétroy F.  2011.  An iterative algorithm for homology computation on simplicial shapes. Computer-Aided Design. 43(11):1457-1467.

Yalçın MA, Weiss K, De Floriani L.  2011.  GPU algorithms for diamond-based multiresolution terrain processing. Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization.
:10-11.

Weiss K, De Floriani L.  2011.  Simplex and Diamond Hierarchies: Models and Applications. Computer Graphics Forum. 30(8):2127-2155.

Čomić L, De Floriani L, Iuricich F.  2011.  Simplifying morphological representations of 2D and 3D scalar fields. Proceedings of the 19th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems.
:437-440.

Čomić L, Mesmoudi M, De Floriani L.  2011.  Smale-like decomposition and forman theory for discrete scalar fields. Discrete Geometry for Computer Imagery.
:477-488.

2010


De Floriani L, Fellegara R, Magillo P.  2010.  Spatial indexing on tetrahedral meshes. Proceedings of the 18th SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems.
:506-509.

Weiss K, De Floriani L.  2010.  Isodiamond Hierarchies: An Efficient Multiresolution Representation for Isosurfaces and Interval Volumes. Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on. 16(4):583-598.

De Floriani L, Magillo P, Vitali M.  2010.  Modeling and generalization of discrete Morse terrain decompositions. Proc. 20th Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition, ICPR. 10:999-1002.

Mesmoudi MM, De Floriani L, Magillo P.  2010.  A geometric approach to curvature estimation on triangulated 3D shapes. Int. Conf. on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP).
:90-95.

Weiss K, De Floriani L, Mesmoudi MM.  2010.  Multiresolution analysis of 3D images based on discrete distortion. International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR).
:4093-4096.

Danovaro E, De Floriani L, Magillo P, Vitali M.  2010.  Multiresolution morse triangulations. Proceedings of the 14th ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling.
:183-188.

2009


Weiss K, De Floriani L.  2009.  Supercubes: A High-Level Primitive for Diamond Hierarchies. Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on. 15(6):1603-1610.

Weiss K, De Floriani L.  2009.  Diamond Hierarchies of Arbitrary Dimension. Computer Graphics Forum. 28(5):1289-1300.

Mesmoudi M M, De Floriani L, Magillo P.  2009.  Morphology analysis of 3D scalar fields based on morse theory and discrete distortion. Proceedings of the 17th ACM SIGSPATIAL International Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems.
:187-196.

Mesmoudi M, De Floriani L, Magillo P.  2009.  Discrete distortion for surface meshes. Image Analysis and Processing–ICIAP 2009.
:652-661.

Leon J-C, De Floriani L, Hetroy F.  2009.  Classification of non-manifold singularities from transformations of 2-manifolds. Shape Modeling and Applications, 2009. SMI 2009. IEEE International Conference on.
:179-184.

Čomić L, De Floriani L.  2009.  Tree-Based Encoding for Cancellations on Morse Complexes. Combinatorial Image Analysis.
:330-343.

Papaleo L, De Floriani L.  2009.  Semantic-based segmentation and annotation of 3d models. Image Analysis and Processing–ICIAP 2009.
:103-112.

De Floriani L, Panozzo D, Hui A.  2009.  Computing and visualizing a graph-based decomposition for non-manifold shapes. Graph-Based Representations in Pattern Recognition.
:62-71.

2008


Mesmoudi M M, De Floriani L, Magillo P.  2008.  Morphological analysis of terrains based on discrete curvature and distortion. Proceedings of the 16th ACM SIGSPATIAL international conference on Advances in geographic information systems.
:53:1–53:4-53:1–53:4.

Mesmoudi M M, De Floriani L, Port U.  2008.  Discrete Distortion in Triangulated 3‐Manifolds. Computer Graphics Forum. 27(5):1333-1340.

Comic L, De Floriani L.  2008.  Multi-Scale 3D Morse Complexes. Computational Sciences and Its Applications, 2008. ICCSA '08. International Conference on.
:441-451.

De Floriani L, Facinoli M, Magillo P, Dimitri D.  2008.  A hierarchical spatial index for triangulated surfaces. Int. Conf. on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (GRAPP).
:86-91.

De Floriani L, Papaleo L, Carissimi N.  2008.  A Java3D framework for inspecting and segmenting 3D models. Proceedings of the 13th international symposium on 3D web technology.
:67-74.

Weiss K, De Floriani L.  2008.  Sparse terrain pyramids. Proceedings of the 16th ACM SIGSPATIAL international conference on Advances in geographic information systems.
:15:1–15:10-15:1–15:10.

2007


De Floriani L, Magillo P.  2007.  Multiresolution Terrain Processing and Visualization with VARIANT. Department of Computer and Information Sciences, University of Genova, Via Dodecaneso. 35:16146-16146.

Mesmoudi MM, Danovaro E, De Floriani L, Port U.  2007.  Surface Segmentation through Concentrated Curvature. Image Analysis and Processing, 2007. ICIAP 2007. 14th International Conference on.
:671-676.

De Floriani L, Hui A, Papaleo L, Huang M, Hendler J.  2007.  A semantic web environment for digital shapes understanding. Proceedings of the semantic and digital media technologies 2nd international conference on Semantic Multimedia.
:226-239.

Hui A, De Floriani L.  2007.  A two-level topological decomposition for non-manifold simplicial shapes. Proceedings of the 2007 ACM symposium on Solid and physical modeling.
:355-360.

Papaleo L, De Floriani L, Hendler J, Hui A.  2007.  Towards a semantic web system for understanding real world representations. Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Computer Graphics and Artificial Intelligence.

Danovaro E, De Floriani L, Vitali M.  2007.  Multi-resolution Morse-Smale Complexes for Terrain Modeling. Image Analysis and Processing, 2007. ICIAP 2007. 14th International Conference on.
:337-342.

Danovaro E, De Floriani L, Puppo E, Samet H.  2007.  Out-of-core Multi-resolution Terrain Modeling. Spatial data on the Web: modeling and management.
:43-43.

Danovaro E, De Floriani L, Vitali M, Magillo P.  2007.  Multi-scale dual morse complexes for representing terrain morphology. Proceedings of the 15th annual ACM international symposium on Advances in geographic information systems.
:29:1–29:8-29:1–29:8.

2006


Danovaro E, De Floriani L, Puppo E, Samet H.  2006.  Out–of–Core Multiresolution Terrain Modeling. Modeling and Management of Geographical Data over Distributed Architectures. Springer–Verlag.

Hui A, Vaczlavik L, De Floriani L.  2006.  A decomposition-based representation for 3D simplicial complexes. Proceedings of the fourth Eurographics symposium on Geometry processing.
:101-110.

De Floriani L, Hui A, Papaleo L.  2006.  Topology-based reasoning on non-manifold shapes. Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Shapes and Semantics, Matsushima, Japan.

De Floriani L, Hui A.  2006.  A Dimension-Independent Representation for Multiresolution Nonmanifold Meshes. Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. 6(4):397-404.

Danovaro E, De Floriani L, Papaleo L, Vitali M.  2006.  A multi-resolution representation for terrain morphology. Geographic Information Science.
:33-46.

2005


De Floriani L, Hui A.  2005.  Data structures for simplicial complexes: an analysis and a comparison. Proceedings of the third Eurographics symposium on Geometry processing.

Danovaro E, De Floriani L, Magillo P, Puppo E, Sobrero D, Sokolovsky N.  2005.  The half-edge tree: a compact data structure for level-of-detail tetrahedral meshes. Shape Modeling and Applications, 2005 International Conference.
:332-337.

Čomić L, De Floriani L, Papaleo L.  2005.  Morse-Smale decompositions for modeling terrain knowledge. Spatial Information Theory.
:426-444.

Danovaro E, De Floriani L, Puppo E, Samet H.  2005.  Clustering Techniques for Out-of-Core Multi-resolution Modeling. Visualization Conference, IEEE.
:113-113.

2004


De Floriani L, Magillo P, Puppo E, Sobrero D.  2004.  A multi-resolution topological representation for non-manifold meshes. Computer-Aided Design. 36(2):141-159.

De Floriani L, Greenfieldboyce D, Hui A.  2004.  A data structure for non-manifold simplicial d-complexes. Proceedings of the 2004 Eurographics/ACM SIGGRAPH symposium on Geometry processing.
:83-92.

De Floriani L, Lee M.  2004.  Selective refinement on nested tetrahedral meshes. Geometric Modeling for Scientific VisualizationGeometric Modeling for Scientific Visualization.
:329-344.

Cignoni P, De Floriani L, Lindstrom P, Pascucci V, Rossignac J, Silva C.  2004.  Multi-resolution modeling, visualization and streaming of volume meshes. Eurographics 2004, Tutorials 2: Multi-resolution Modeling, Visualization and Streaming of Volume Meshes.

Cignoni P, De Floriani L, Magillo P, Puppo E, Scopigno R.  2004.  Selective refinement queries for volume visualization of unstructured tetrahedral meshes. Visualization and Computer Graphics, IEEE Transactions on. 10(1):29-45.

De Floriani L, Hui A.  2004.  Update operations on 3D simplicial decompositions of non-manifold objects. Proceedings of the ninth ACM symposium on Solid modeling and applications.
:169-180.

Lee M, De Floriani L, Samet H.  2004.  Constant-time navigation in four-dimensional nested simplicial meshes. Shape Modeling Applications, 2004. Proceedings.
:221-230.

2003


Danovaro E, De Floriani L, Magillo P, Puppo E.  2003.  Data structures for 3D Multi-Tessellations: an overview. Data Visualization: The State of the ArtData Visualization: The State of the Art.
:239-256.

Cignoni P, De Floriani L, Magillo P, Puppo E, Scopigno R, di Genova U.  2003.  Interactive Visualization of Large Tetrahedral Meshes through Selective Refinement. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics.

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