Title: Advanced Geometric Computing and Critical Applications (GeomComp).

January 2012 - September 2015. Funded by the Greek Ministry of Education and the European Union. 

Budget: 520,000 euros.

Coordinator: Prof. Ioannis Emiris (University of Athens). 

GeomComp includes 3 Greek teams, namely:

  • ErGA, Dept Informatics & Telecoms, University of Athens. Faculty members: Ioannis Emiris (team leader), Dimitrios Gunopulos. The group includes also Leonidas Palios, Theocharis Malamatos and Euripides Markou, collaborating faculty members from University of Ioannina, University of Peloponnese, and University of Central Greece, respectively.
  • School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, National Technical University of Athens. Faculty members: Panagiotis Kaklis (team leader), Alexandros Ginnis.
  • Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH), Heraklion, Crete. Faculty members: Menelaos Karavelas (team leader), Vassilis Samoladas.

GeomComp involves external partners, who include Leonidas Guibas (Stanford University, USA) and Evanthia Papadopoulou (U. Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Switzerland).

The main topics include:

  • Computational geometry and generalizations: convex geometry with extensions to higher dimensions and nonlinear objects, Voronoi diagrams in 2D with extensions to 3D and curved objects, visibility with linear obstacles with extensions to nonlinear obstacles, nearest-neighbor queries with extensions to data-mining, approximate geometric optimization with extensions to massive data.
  • Nonlinear computational geometry, Computer-aided geometric design, and Geometric modeling, including the development of the required mathematical tools.
  • Software development and applications to critical questions in structural bioinformatics, molecular modeling, and industrial design, such as VLSI and ship design.
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