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)


Janardan personal website

Research Interests

Janardan's research interests are focused in geometric computing and applications. Broadly speaking, geometric computing is concerned with the design of efficient computational techniques for representing, reasoning with, and manipulating geometric entities. His research here encompasses algorithm and data structure design and analysis, software development, and deployment of solutions into applications. Application areas of current interest include computer-aided design and manufacture, biomedical simulation and modeling, geometric computing under uncertainty, and spatial query processing. To get a flavor for some of this, check out some of his work on layered manufacturing (a.k.a. 3D-printing) here.

Research Areas
Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Theoretical Foundations

Current Research
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