Nina Amenta

Former Post Doc, The Geometry Center

I am now a post-doc at Xerox PARC in Palo Alto.

I'm a Computational Geometer - I figure out algorithms for solving geometric problems on the computer and try to prove that they're the best possible. My thesis was about how you can use linear programming algorithms to solve a bunch of non-linear problems derived from Helly theorems. I've also looked at problems you can solve by projecting polytopes to lower dimensions, and I'm thinking lately about defining the shape of a set of points. You can find out more by looking at my papers.

Here I am at a workshop with a lot of Computational Geometers who are taller than I am. You can just see my eye peeking out behind Micha Sharir.

I've collected a lot of pointers to computational geometry software, which you might find useful.

I am the original author of Kali, a symmetry drawing program, beloved of kids, artists and group theorists.

I'm chairing this year's Video Review of Computational Geometry. Here is the list of accepted videos, and some advice on making good videos.

The famous picture of me relaxing on a Cray-1 is still available!

Nina Amenta
Xerox PARC
3333 Coyote Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(415) 812-4847