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Tamal Dey named ACM Fellow


Tamal Dey is among 56 of the leading computer scientists worldwide named as Fellows by the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). ACM cited the award was given “for contributions to computational geometry and computational topology”. ACM, the world's largest scientific and educational computing society, bestows their Fellow awards to a small and elite group of ACM members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology and in the large computing community.

 “In society, when we identify our tech leaders, we often think of men and women in industry who have made technologies pervasive while building major corporations,” said ACM President Cherri M. Pancake. “At the same time, the dedication, collaborative spirit and creativity of the computing professionals who initially conceived and developed these technologies goes unsung. The ACM Fellows program publicly recognizes the people who made key contributions to the technologies we enjoy. Even when their work did not directly result in a specific technology, they have made major theoretical contributions that have advanced the science of computing. We are honored to add a new class of Fellows to ACM’s ranks and we look forward to the guidance and counsel they will provide to our organization.”

Tamal Dey is a Professor of Computer Science at The Ohio State University where he joined in 1999. He received his PhD from Purdue University in Computer Science. Before joining The Ohio State University he held faculty positions at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and research scientist positions at the University of Illinois and Max Planck Institute. His primary research area is Computational Geometry and Topology with applications to shape and data analysis. He has authored several highly cited papers in this area including two books : (i) Curve and surface reconstruction: Algorithms with mathematical analysis, Cambridge U. Press, (ii) Delaunay mesh generation, CRC press. He serves the editorial boards of several journals in his area of research and heads Phase-I TRIPODS institutes TGDA@OSU funded by NSF

ACM will formally recognize its 2018 Fellows at the annual Awards Banquet, to be held in San Francisco on June 15, 2019. Additional information about the 2018 ACM Fellows, as well as previous ACM Fellows, is available through the ACM Fellows site.