Yilun Dianna Xu is a mathematician and computer scientist whose research concerns the computational geometry of curves and surfaces, computer vision, and computer graphics. She is a professor of computer science at Bryn Mawr College where she chairs the computer science department.[1]

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Education and careerEdit

Xu graduated from Smith College in 1996, with a bachelor's degree in computer science.[1] She credits going to a women's college with the nurturing environment that allowed her to become interested in computer science.[2]

She completed her Ph.D. in 2002 in computer and information science at the University of Pennsylvania.[1] Her dissertation, Incremental Algorithms for the Design of Triangular-Based Spline Surfaces, was supervised by Jean Gallier.[3] After staying at Pennsylvania as a postdoctoral researcher, she joined the Bryn Mawr faculty in 2004.[1]

BooksEdit

With Ira Greenberg and Deepak Kumar, Xu is the author of Processing: Creative Coding and Generative Art in Processing 2 (Springer, 2013), a tutorial introduction to Processing, an open-source graphical library and integrated development environment built for the electronic arts, new media art, and visual design communities. With Jean Gallier, she is the author of A Guide to the Classification Theorem for Compact Surfaces (Springer, 2013).[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Curriculum vitae (PDF), Computer Science Department, Bryn Mawr College
  2. ^ Chinn, Hannah (October 5, 2017), At Bryn Mawr, a Record Number of Students Choose to Major in Computer Science, Bryn Mawr College
  3. ^ Xu, Dianna (2002), Incremental Algorithms for the Design of Triangular-Based Spline Surfaces (PDF), University of Pennsylvania, retrieved 2018-09-16
  4. ^ Reviews of A Guide to the Classification Theorem for Compact Surfaces:
    • Löh, Clara, Mathematical Reviews, MR 3026641CS1 maint: Untitled periodical (link)
    • Wood, Bill (March 2014), "Review", MAA Reviews
    • Castrillon Lopez, Marco (January 2018), Review, European Mathematical Society

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