Ravi Janardan



Professor

Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Minnesota
4-192 EE/CSci Bldg.
200 Union Street S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0159

Tel: (612) 625-7338
Fax: (612) 625-0572
Email: lastname@umn.edu



The real voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. -Marcel Proust

Education

Ph.D. (1987), M.S. (1985). Computer Science. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.
M.Tech (1982). Computer Science. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.
B.Tech (1980). Mechanical Engg. Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.

Professional Experience

Professor (1998-present).
Associate Head (2000-2005).
Chair, Faculty Recruiting (1998-2005).
Associate Professor (1993-98).
Assistant Professor (1987-93).

All at the Dept. of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Research

Geometric Computing and Applications

Broadly speaking, geometric computing is concerned with the design of efficient computational techniques for representing, reasoning with, and manipulating geometric entities. My research here encompasses algorithm and data structure design and analysis, software development, and deployment of solutions into applications. Application areas of current interest include computer-aided design and manufacture, spatial query processing, biomedical engineering, and protein structure analysis. To get a flavor for this, you can check out some of my recent work on layered manufacturing here.

Feel free to email me (lastname@cs.umn.edu) if you would like more information or copies of my other papers, or are interested in collaborating on research.


Teaching

In Fall 2014, I am teaching a graduate course on advanced algorithms and data structures (CSci 5421). In Spring 2015, I will be teaching a graduate course on computational geometry (CSci 8442) and an undergraduate honors course on discrete structures (CSci 2011H).

Students

Akash Agrawal (Ph.D. student, 2011--). Research area: Geometric computing.
Rahul Saladi (Ph.D. student, 2011--). Research area: Geometric computing.
Yuan Li (Ph.D. student, 2012--). Research area: Geometric computing.
Jie Xue (Ph.D. student, 2014--). Research area: Geometric computing.
Yokesh Kumar (Ph.D., graduated 2012). First employment: Microsoft, Seattle, WA.
Jieping Ye (Ph.D., graduated 2005). First employment: Asst. Professor, Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ.
Ivaylo Ilinkin (Ph.D., graduated 2003). First employment: Asst. Professor, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN.
Jayanth Majhi (Ph.D., graduated 1998). First employment: Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, OR.
Prosenjit Gupta (Ph.D., graduated 1995). First employment: AT&T Bell Labs., Murray Hill, NJ
Siu Wing Cheng (Ph.D., graduated 1992). First employment: Asst. Professor, Hong Kong U of Sci. and Tech., Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Several current/graduated M.S. students.

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