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Leila De Floriani

Professor

University of Maryland

IEEE Computer Society 2020 President

Biography

Leila De Floriani is a professor at the University of Maryland with a joint appointment with the Department of Geographical Sciences and UMIACS. She is also affiliated with the Center for Geospatial Information Science and with the Center for Automation Research. De Floriani has previously been a professor at the University of Genova (Italy), where she developed the first undergraduate and graduate curricula in computer graphics in Italy, and served as Director of the Ph.D. program in computer science for eight years. During her career, she has also held positions at the University of Nebraska, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the Italian National Research Council.

De Floriani is the 2020 President of the IEEE Computer Society. She has been a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer Society (CS) in 2017 and 2018. She has been the chair of the 2018 IEEE CS Audit Committee and has served as a vice-chair of the IEEE CS Fellow Nomination Committee in 2017 and 2018. In 2019 she has been the Chair of the IEEE CS Planning Committee and of the IEEE CS Constitution and Bylaws Committee.

She is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) as well as a Pioneer of the Solid Modeling Association. She is an IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Member and a member of the IEEE Honor Society IEEE-HKN.

She has been the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) from 2015-2018, and served as an associate editor for IEEE TVCG from 2004-2008. De Floriani is currently an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems, GeoInformatica, and Graphical Models. She has served on the program committees of over 150 leading international conferences, including several IEEE conferences, and has contributed to many conferences in a leadership capacity.

De Floriani has authored over 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications in data visualization, geospatial data representation and processing, computer graphics, geometric modeling, shape analysis and understanding, garnering several best paper awards and invitations as a keynote speaker. Her research has been funded by numerous national and international agencies, including the European Commission and the National Science Foundation.

Recent News

  • Leila De Floriani

    • 2019 President-Elect of the IEEE Computer Society.
    • Invited Speaker at United States-Japan Natural Resources Panel on Aquaculture, December 2019.
    • Inducted as professional member of the IEEE Honor Society Eta-Kappa-Nu, November 2019.
    • Recipient of a 2019 Certificate Appreciation from IEEE Computer Society, October 2019.
    • Keynote Speaker, Topology-based approaches for large field data analysis, 2019 International Workshop on Geocomputation for Social Sciences and Intelligent Geospatial Information Service, Wuhan University, July 2019.
  • Riccardo Fellegara got a senior scientist position at the German Aerospace Agency, Braunsweig, Germany.

  • Ulderico Fugacci got a postdoc position at the Department of Mathematics, Polytechnic University of Torino, Italy.

  • Sara Scaramuccia got a postdoc position at Nice University.

2018 News

2018 News Summary

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Leila De Floriani

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Grad Students

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Noel Dyer

PhD student

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Xin Xu

PhD student

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Yunting Song

PhD student

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Zheng Liu

PhD student

Collaborators

Visiting Scholars

Awards & Professional Services

Awards & Recognitions

  • Fellow of the IEEE for contributions to geometric modeling and scientific visualization
  • Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR) for contributions to geometric modeling and image analysis (1998)
  • Recipient of the Solid Modeling Pioneer Award for her seminal work in solid and feature-based modeling
  • Recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Golden Medal Award in 2018 for her service as IEEE CS TVCG Editor-in-Chief
  • Member of the IEEE Honor Society IEEE-HKN

IEEE Computer Society Activities

  • President, IEEE Computer Society, 2020
  • President-Elect, IEEE Computer Society, 2019
  • Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Planning Committee, 2019
  • Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Constitution & Bylaws Committee, 2019
  • Member of the IEEE Computer Society Board of Governors (BoG), 2017-2018
  • Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Audit Committee, 2018
  • Vice-Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Fellow Evaluation Committee, 2017 and 2018

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  • Member of the IEEE Computer Society Constitution and Bylaws Committee, 2018
  • Member of the IEEE Computer Society Audit Committee, 2017
  • Member of the IEEE Computer Society Transactions Operations Committee, 2015-2018
  • Member of the IEEE Computer Science Publication Board, 2015-2018
  • Member of the IEEE Computer Society Fellow Evaluation Committee, 2016
  • Member of the IEEE Computer Society Ad-hoc Growth Committee, 2018
  • Member of the IEEE Computer Society Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics Editor-in-Chief Search Committee, 2018
  • Member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Computer Society Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC), 2015-present
  • Member of the IEEE Computer Society Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee

Editorial Boards

  • Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG), 2015-2018
  • Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems, since the beginning
  • Associate Editor, GeoInformatica, Springer, 2004
  • Associate Editor, Graphical Models, Elsevier, 2010
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2004-2008

Conference Activities

  • Member, Steering Committee, GeoRich
  • Member, Steering Committee, EnvirVis
  • Chair, Best Paper Award Committee, SciVis, 2019
  • Program Committee Member, IEEE Visualization (2019)
  • Program Committee Senior Member, ACM/SIGSPATIAL Conference on Geographic Information Systems (2019)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Shape Modeling (SMI 2019)
  • Program Committee Senior Member, ACM/SIGSPATIAL Conference on Geographic Information Systems (2018)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Shape Modeling (SMI 2018)
  • Program Committee Member, 10th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2018)
  • Program Committee Member, 18th International Workshop on Combinatorial Image Analysis (IWCIA 2018)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Shape Modeling (SMI 2017)

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  • Program Committee Senior Member, ACM/SIGSPATIAL Conference on Geographic Information Systems (2017)
  • Program Committee Member, 17th International Workshop on Combinatorial Image Analysis (IWCIA 2016)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Shape Modeling (SMI 2016) Program Committee Senior Member, ACM/SIGSPATIAL Conference on Geographic Information Systems (2016)
  • Program Committee Member, Eurographics Conference (2016)
  • Program Committee Member, 9th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2016)
  • Track Chair, International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (2015)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Shape Modeling (SMI 2015) Program Committee Senior Member, ACM/SIGSPATIAL Conference on Geographic Information Systems (2015)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Shape Modeling (SMI 2015)
  • Program Committee Member, AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science (2014)
  • Program Committee Member, 8th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2014)
  • Program Committee Member, 17th International Workshop on Combinatorial Image Analysis (IWCIA 2014)
  • Program Committee Senior Member, ACM/SIGSPATIAL Conference on Geographic Information Systems (2014)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (2013)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Shape Modeling (SMI 2013) Program Committee Senior Member, ACM/SIGSPATIAL Conference on Geographic Information Systems (2013)
  • Program Committee Member, Joint IEEE/ Eurographics Conference on Visualization (Eurovis), 2013
  • Program Committee Member, AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science (2012)
  • Program Committee Member, IEEE Visweek 2012
  • Program Committee Member, Eurographics Conference (2012)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Shape Modeling (SMI 2012) Program Committee Senior Member, ACM/SIGSPATIAL Conference on Geographic Information Systems (2013)
  • Program Committee Member, 8th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2012)
  • Program Committee Member, ACM/EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Geometry Processing (2012)
  • Program Committee Member, 9th ACM/EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Geometry Processing (2011)
  • Program Committee Member, 18th ACM Conference on Geographic Information Systems (2011)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (2011)
  • Program Committee Member, IEEE Visweek 2011
  • Program Committee Member, ACM-SIAM Conference on Solid and Physical Modeling (2011)
  • Program Committee Member, AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science (2011)
  • Program Committee Member, ACM/SIGSPATIAL Conference on Geographic Information Systems (2011)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Shape Modeling (SMI 2011)
  • Program Committee Member, 8th ACM/EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Geometry Processing (2010)
  • Program Committee Member, 18th ACM Conference on Geographic Information Systems (2010)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Shape Modeling (SMI 2010)
  • Program Committee Member, IEEE Visweek 2010
  • Program Committee Member, 6th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2010)
  • Program Committee Member, Computer Graphics International, 2010
  • Program Committee Member, 7th ACM/EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Geometry Processing (2009)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (2009)
  • Program Committee Member, 13th International Workshop on Combinatorial Image Analysis (IWCIA 2009)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Shape Modeling (SMI 2009)
  • Program Committee Member, ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling (2009)
  • Program Committee Member, Workshop on Computational Topology in Image Context (2009)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (COSIT 2009)
  • Program Committee Member, 17th ACM Conference on Geographic Information Systems (2009)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Shape Modeling (SMI 2008)
  • Program Committee Member, ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling (2008)
  • Program Committee Member, Pacific Graphics (2008)
  • Program Committee Member, Eurographics Conference (2008)
  • Program Committee Member, 16th ACM Workshop on Geographic Information Systems (2008)
  • Program Committee Member, 6th ACM/EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Geometry Processing (2008)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2008)
  • Program Committee Member, IEEE Conference on 3D Data Processing and Transmission (2008)
  • Program Committee Member, Computer Graphics International (2008)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (2008)
  • Program Committee Member, Workshop on Volume Graphics (2008)
  • Co-Chairperson, International Symposium on Shape Modeling and Reasoning for Industrial and Biomedical Applications (2007)
  • Program Committee Member, Computer Graphics International (CGI 2007)
  • Program Committee Member, 15th ACM Conference on Geographic Information Systems (2007)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Shape Modeling (SMI 2007)
  • Program Committee Member, ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling (2007)
  • Program Committee Member, IEEE Visualization Conference (2007)
  • Program Committee Member, Eurographics Conference (2007)
  • Program Committee Member, 5th ACM/EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Geometry Processing (2007)
  • Program Committee Member, Workshop on Volume Graphics (2007)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (2007)
  • Program Committee Member, 10th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science (2007)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Computer Science and Information Technology (COSIT 2007)
  • Program Committee Member, 14th ACM Conference on Geographic Information Systems (2006)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Shape Modeling (SMI 2006)
  • Program Committee Member, ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling (2006)
  • Program Committee Member, Digital Geometry and Computer Imagery (DGCI 2005)
  • Program Committee Member, 4th ACM/EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Geometry Processing (2006)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Spatial Data Handling (SDH 2006)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Computer Graphics Theory and Applications, 2006.
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2006)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Digital Geometry for Computer Imagery (DGCI 2006)
  • Program Committee Member, Workshop on Volume Graphics (2006)
  • Program Committee Member, GISPLANET 2005
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Shape Modeling (SMI 2005)
  • Program Committee Member, ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling (2005)
  • Program Committee Member, Digital Geometry and Computer Imagery (DGCI 2005)
  • Program Committee Member, ISPRS Workshop on Dynamic and Multi-dimensional GIS (DMGIS 05).
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (ICIAP 05)
  • Program Committee Member, Computer Graphics International (CGI 2005)
  • Program Committee Member, 12th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (2005)
  • Program Committee Member, 13th International Conference in Central Europe on Computer Graphics, Visualization and Computer Vision (WSCG 2005)
  • Program Committee Member, 13th ACM Workshop on Geographic Information Systems (2005)
  • Program Committee Member, 7th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (COSIT 2005)
  • Program Committee Member, Workshop on Semantic Visual Environments (2005)
  • Program Committee Member, 3rd ACM/EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Geometry Processing (2005)
  • Program Committee Member, Pacific Graphics (2005)
  • Program Committee Member, 12th ACM Conference on Geographic Information Systems (2004)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Spatial Data Handling (SDH 2004)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2004)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2004)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Shape Modeling (SMI 2004)
  • Program Committee Member, 2nd ACM/EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Geometry Processing (2004)
  • Program Committee Member, 2nd Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission (2004)
  • Program Committee Member, ACM Symposium on Solid Modeling and Applications (2004)
  • Program Committee Member, 11th ACM Conference on Geographic Information Systems (2003)
  • Program Committee Member, 12th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (2003)
  • Program Committee Member, IEEE Visualization Conference (2003)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Spatial Data Handling (SDH 2003)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2003)
  • Program Committee Member, First ACM/EUROGRAPHICS Symposium on Geometry Processing (2003)
  • Program Committee Member, 10th ACM Workshop on Geographic Information Systems (2003)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Spatial Data Handling (SDH 2002)
  • Program Committee Member, IEEE Visualization Conference (2002)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2002)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Shape Modeling (SMI 2002)
  • Program Committee Member, Joint Eurographics - IEEE VGTC Symposium on Visualization (2002)
  • Program Committee Member, 1st Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission (2002)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2002)
  • Program Committee Member, 5th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (2001)
  • Program Committee Member, 4th International Workshop on Visual Form (2001)
  • Program Committee Member, 1st International Symposium on Digital Earth Moving (2001)
  • Program Committee Member, IEEE Visualization Conference (2001)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2001)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Shape Modeling (SMI 2001)
  • Program Committee Member, 11th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (2001)
  • Program Committee Member, IEEE Conference on Visualization (2000)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2000)
  • Program Committee Member, 4th International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (1999)
  • Program Committee Member, 6th International Symposium on Large Spatial Data Bases (1999)
  • Program Committee Member, Eurographics Conference (1999)
  • Program Committee Member, 10th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (1999)
  • Program Committee Member, IEEE Conference on Visualization (1999)
  • Program Committee Member, 6th ACM Workshop on Geographic Information Systems (1998)
  • Program Committee Member, 3rd International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (1997)
  • Program Committee Member, 5th International Symposium on Large Spatial Data Bases (1997)
  • Program Committee Member, 5th Workshop on Algorithms and Data Structures (1997)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning (1997)
  • Program Committee Member, 9th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (1997)
  • Program Committee Member, 3rd International Workshop on Visual Form (1997)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Urban, Regional and Environmental Planning (1996)
  • General Chairperson, 8th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (1995)
  • Program Committee Member, 3rd ACM Workshop on Geographic Information Systems (1995)
  • Program Committee Member, International Symposium on Scientific Visualization (1995)
  • Program Committee Member, 2nd International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (1995)
  • Program Committee Member, 4th International Symposium on Large Spatial Data Bases (1995)
  • Program Committee Member, SAC’94: Workshop on GIS (Geographical Information Systems) (1994)
  • Program Committee Member, Second International Workshop on Visual Form (1994)
  • Co-Chairperson, Italy/Israel Symposium on Computer Vision (1991)
  • Program Committee Member, 1st International Conference on Spatial Information Theory (1993)
  • Program Committee Member, Seventh International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (1993)
  • Program Committee Member, 1st International Workshop on Visual Form (1991)
  • Program Committee Member, 6th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (1991)
  • Co-Chairperson, Italy/Israel Symposium on Computer Vision (1991)
  • Program Committee Member, 5th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (1989)
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Computer Graphics, PIXIM 88 (1988)

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Forman Gradient 2D

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Supertetras

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Superfacets-2D

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Mangrove Topological Data Structure (Mangrove TDS) Library

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TetraMesh

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MT Package

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MT Delaunay

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