Ravi Janardan

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Ravi Janardan

Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering


Kenneth H. Keller Hall
Room 6-217
200 Union Street Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Ph.D. in Computer Science, Purdue University (1987)
M.S. in Computer Science, Purdue University (1985)
M.Tech in Computer Science, Indian Institute of Technology (1982)
B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (1980)

Professional Background

Ravi Janardan joined the Department of Computer Science & Engineering in 1987 as an assistant professor. He was later promoted to professor and served as the associate head of the department from 2005-05. Janardan has served on numerous committees and boards, such as being a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Information Science and Engineering from 2011-15 and currently as a program committee member of the International Conference on Health Informatics and Medical Systems. He was honored with the University Innovations Award in 2012 and the George W. Taylor/CSE Alumni Society Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2015.

Research Interests

Janardan's research interests center around the design and analysis of efficient algorithms for representing, reasoning about, and manipulating large numbers of discrete geometric entities (e.g., points, line-segments, polygons, and polytopes) that have spatiotemporal attributes. Questions of interest concern intersection, containment, proximity, similarity, spread, shape, etc. and are motivated by applications in domains as diverse as computer-aided design and manufacture, bio-medical modeling and simulation, location-based services, and machine learning.

Research Areas
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Theoretical Foundations

Current Research
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Teaching Subjects
Algorithm and data structure design
Computational Geometry
Discrete Structures