Herbert Edelsbrunner


Herbert Edelsbrunner received his Ph.D. in 1982 from Graz University of Technology, under the supervision of Hermann Maurer. His thesis was entitled “Intersection Problems in Computational Geometry”. He worked at the Graz University of Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Duke University. Dr. Edelsbrunner co-founded Geomagic, a company that develops 3D shape modeling software. Since August 2009, he is Professor at the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria).

In 1991, Herbert Edelsbrunner received the Alan T. Waterman Award. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005, and received an honorary doctorate from Graz University of Technology in 2006. In 2008, he was elected to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.