KAUST- NSF Conference
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dinesh Manocha is currently the Phi Delta Theta/Mason Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has co-authored more than 450 papers in the leading conferences and journals on computer graphics, robotics, and scientific computing. He has also served as the program chair for many conferences and as a member of editorial boards for many leading journals in robotics, computer graphics, virtual reality, and geometric modeling. Some of the software systems related to collision detection, GPU-based algorithms and geometric computing developed by his group have been downloaded by more than 150,000 users and are widely used in the industry. Manocha has received awards including Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, NSF Career Award, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, and 15 best paper and Test-of-Time awards at the leading conferences. He is a Fellow of ACM, AAAS, and IEEE, and received Distinguished Alumni Award from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He was a co-founder of Impulsonic, which was recently acquired by Valve, a leading VR and gaming company.