Ming Lin

Distinguished University Professor
2134 Iribe Center
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences)

Ming Lin is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Maryland.

Her research involves applications in virtual reality, computer graphics and robotics that are focused on multimodal interaction, physically based animations and simulations, as well as algorithmic robotics, and their use in physical and virtual environments.

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.

She has authored or co-authored more than 250 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 3-D audio startup Impulsonic, which was acquired by Valve Software.

Other awards and honors include the Honda Research Initiation Award (1997), UNC/IBM Junior Faculty Development Award (1999), UNC Hettleman Award for Scholarly Achievements (2003), Beverly W. Long Distinguished Professorship (2007–2010), Carolina Women’s Center Faculty Scholar (2008), UNC WOWS Scholar (2009–2011), IEEE VGTC Virtual Reality Technical Achievement Award (2010), and numerous best paper awards at international conferences.

Lin most recently served as the John R. & Louise S. Parker Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is an honorary Chair Professor (Yangtze Scholar) at Tsinghua University in China.

She received her doctorate in electrical engineering and computer sciences from the University of California, Berkeley in 1993.

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