David Mount
Professor in the Department of Computer Science and UMIACS.

Department of Computer Science
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Office: 3373 A.V. Williams Bldg.
Phone: (301) 405-2704; Fax: (301) 405-6707
Email: mount@cs.umd.edu


I am a member of the Algorithms and Theory Group at the University of Maryland. I do research on the design, analysis, and implementation of data structures and algorithms for geometric problems, particularly problems with applications in areas such as image processing, pattern recognition, information retrieval, and computer graphics.
My Publications Biographical sketch Vita  

Software Projects

- ANN: A library for approximate nearest neighbor searching.
- ALTS: An Adaptive Algorithm for the LTS Linear Estimator.
- KMeans: Efficient algorithms for k-means clustering.
- ISODATA: Efficient implementation of the ISODATA/ISOCLUS clustering algorithm.


- Ph.D. (1983), Computer Science, Purdue University
- B.S. (1977), Computer Science, Purdue University


This semester (Spring 2017) I am teaching CMSC 425, Game Programming.

Here are some links to some course resources and lecture notes.
- Data Structures and Algorithms in C++ (2nd Edition): A textbook I wrote with Mike Goodrich and Roberto Tamassia, published by Wiley.
- CMSC 425: Game Programming, Spring 2016. (Check out these cool videos from the class final projects.)
- CMSC 754: Computational Geometry, Fall 2016.
- CMSC 451: Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms, Fall 2015.
- CMSC 427: Computer Graphics, Fall 2013. (Here are some neat images from previous semesters.)
- CMSC 131: Object-Oriented Programming I, Fall 2004.
- CMSC 420: Data Structures, Spring 2001.
- CMSC 251: Algorithms, Spring 1998.
- Independent Study Projects that I have supervised.

Recent Professional Service

Committees: Computational Geometry Steering Committee Member (since 2016)
Journals: ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems Senior Associate Editor
ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software Associate Editor
Internat. J. of Computational Geometry and Applications Editorial Board Member
Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications Editorial Board Member
WALCOM 2017 11th International Conference and Workshops on Algorithms and Computation (Program committee).
Proximity 2015 Workshop on Multi-dimensional Proximity Problems (Co-organizer).
SISAP 2015 8th International Conference on Similarity Search and Applications (Program committee).
SODA 2014 ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms, 2014 (Program committee).
WALCOM 2013 7th International Workshop on Algorithms and Computation, 2013 (Program committee).
FWCG 2012 22nd Annual Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry (Workshop chair).
SIBGRAPI 2011 Conference on Graphics, Patterns and Images, 2011 (Program committee).
SoCG 2011 27th Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry, 2011 (Program committee).
ALENEX'11 Workshop on Algorithm Engineering and Experiments, 2011 (Program committee).
ISAAC 2010 The 21st International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation, 2010 (Program committee).
STOC 2009 41st ACM Symposium on Theory of Computing, 2009 (Conference Co-Chair).
SoCG 2008 24th Annual Symposium on Computational Geometry, 2008 (Conference Chair).
COCOON'06 12th Annual International Computing and Combinatorics Conference, 2006 (Program committee).
SPIE EI'06 Vision Geometry XIV at SPIE's Electronic Imaging, 2006 (Program co-chair).
SoCG 2003 ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry, 2003 (Program co-chair).
ALENEX'02 4th Workshop on Algorithm Engineering and Experiments, 2002 (Program co-chair).
ESA'02 10th European Symposium on Algorithms, 2002 (Program committee).

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