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Dinesh Manocha

Paul Chrisman Iribe Professor of Computer Science and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Computer Science
A.V. Williams Building 3249
8223 Paint Branch Drive
College Park, MD 20742
ph: (301) 405-2741
email: dm [a t ]


Dinesh Manocha is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and Paul Chrisman Iribe Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also the Phi Delta Theta/Matthew Mason Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Chapel Hill University of North Carolina. Mancha’s research focuses on AI, robotics, computer graphics, augmented/virtual reality, and scientific computing, and has published more than 730 papers (H-index 135). He has supervised 46 PhD dissertations, and his group has won 21 best paper awards at leading conferences. His group has developed many widely used software systems (with 500K+ downloads) and licensed them to more than 60 commercial vendors. He is an inventor of 16 patents, several of which have been licensed to industry. A Fellow of AAAI, AAAS, ACM, IEEE and Sloan Foundation, Manocha is a ACM SIGGRAPH Academy Class member and Bézier Award recipient from Solid Modeling Association. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Delhi and the Distinguished Career in Computer Science Award from Washington Academy of Sciences. He was also the co-founder of Impulsonic, a developer of physics-based audio simulation technologies, which Valve Inc. acquired in November 2016. He is also a co-founder of Inception Robotics, Inc.