Leila De Floriani is a full professor at the University of Maryland with a joint appointment with the Department of Geographical Sciences and University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). She is affiliated with the Department of Computer Science, with the Center for Geospatial Information Science and with the Center for Automation Research. She is the Director of Graduate Studies in Geographical Sciences.
She 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, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and at the Italian National Research Council.
De Floriani was the 2020 President of the IEEE Computer Society. She is a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Computer Society since 2017. She is the founding Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She is a member of the Computing Research Association (CRA) Board, and of the IEEE Conferences Committee. She is the IEEE Division VIII Director for 2023-24, and thus member of the IEEE Board of Directors and Assembly.
She is a Fellow of IEEE, a Fellow of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), a Fellow of the Eurographics Association, a Pioneer of the Solid Modeling Association and an inducted member of the IEEE Visualization Academy. She is a recipient of the IEEE Computer Society Golden Core award and she is an inducted member of the IEEE Honor Society IEEE Eta Kappa Nu.
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 to 2008. De Floriani is currently an editor of ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems, Computers & Graphics, Computer Science Review, GeoInformatica, Graphical Models, ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information and International Journal of Spatial Information Science. She has served on the program committees of over 150 leading international conferences, contributing in several conferences in a leadership capacity.
De Floriani has authored over 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications in data visualization, spatial 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.
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GEOG 470/770 - CMSC 401
Prerequisites: Some programming background in Python or C++ is required for this course (see the course syllabus)
Upon a successful completion of the course the students will be able to: