Leonidas J. Guibas

Paul Pigott Professor of Computer Science and
Electrical Engineering (courtesy)
in the School of Engineering



Professor Guibas heads the Geometric Computation group in the Computer Science Department of Stanford University.  He is acting director of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and member of the Computer Graphics Laboratory, the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (iCME) and the Bio-X program.  His research centers on algorithms for sensing, modeling, reasoning, rendering, and acting on the physical world. Professor Guibas' interests span computational geometry, geometric modeling, computer graphics, computer vision, sensor networks, robotics, and discrete algorithms --- all areas in which he has published and lectured extensively. Examples of current and recent activities include:


data structures for mobile data (kinetic data structures)
ad-hoc sensor and communication networks
randomized geometric algorithms
rounding and approximating geometric structures
local and global analysis with point cloud data
Monte-Carlo algorithms for global illumination and motion planning
organizing and searching libraries of 3D shapes and images
physical simulations involving deformations and contacts
estimation of mappings between 3D shapes
functional maps and unctional maps networks for interlinking shape and image collections
deep architectures for geometric data, including pointclouds
the development of the ShapeNet annotated 3D model repository
analysis of GPS traces and other mobility data


Leonidas Guibas obtained his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1976, under the supervision of Donald Knuth. His main subsequent employers were Xerox PARC, MIT, and DEC/SRC. He has been at Stanford since 1984 as Professor of Computer Science. Professor Guibas has graduated 41 Ph.D. students and has supervised 29 postdoctoral fellows, many of whom are well-known in computational geometry, in computer graphics, in computer vision, in theoretical computer science, and in ad hoc and sensor networks. At Stanford he has developed new courses in algorithms and data structures, geometric modeling, geometric algorithms, computational biology, and sensor networks.

Professor Guibas is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an ACM Fellow, an IEEE Fellow and winner of the ACM Allen Newell award, the ICCV Helmholtz prize, and a DoD Vennevar Bush Faculty Fellowship.


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