Colloquium Details

Computational Geometry: Paradigms for Bridging Disciplines

Speaker: Godfried Toussaint, McGill / Harvard University

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1302

Date: March 23, 2011, 11:30 a.m.

Host: Denis Zorin

Synopsis:

Computational geometry deals with the design, analysis, and applications

of algorithms and tools for solving geometric problems. In this talk the

ability of computational geometry to provide paradigms for bridging

disciplines will be illustrated by means of three examples: (1) the

application of proximity graphs to computer vision, machine learning,

wireless communication, and statistics, (2) reconfiguration of geometric

structures and its application to robotics, bioinformatics, and music

technology, and (3) maximally even sets and their application to neutron

source accelerators, astronomical calendar design, computer graphics,

number theory, music theory and pattern analysis and design. In addition,

directions for future research in these areas will also be outlined.

Notes:

Refreshments will be offered starting 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the talk.


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