Chandrajit Bajaj

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Chandrajit Bajaj
Born 1958 (age 56–57)
Residence Austin, Texas
Citizenship United States USA
Fields Computer science
Institutions The University of Texas at Austin
Alma mater Cornell University
Doctoral advisor John Edward Hopcroft

Chandrajit Bajaj (b. 1958, Calcutta, India) is an American computer scientist. He is a Professor of Computer science at the University of Texas at Austin holding the Computational Applied Mathematics Chair in Visualization and is the director of the Computational Visualization Center, in the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES).


Dr. Bajaj studied Computer Science at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and obtained his B. Tech. degree in 1980.[1] From there he went on to Cornell University, where he obtained his Masters and PhD in Computer Science, in 1983 and 1984, respectively.[1] He held a faculty position in computer science at Purdue University from 1984–1997,[2] a visiting assistant professorship in Computer Sciences at Cornell University from 1990-1991,[1] and was the Director of the Image Analysis and Visualization Center at Purdue University from 1996-1997.[1] Since 1997, he has been a professor of Computer Sciences, the Computational and Applied Mathematics Chair of Visualization, and the director of the Computational Visualization Center at The University of Texas at Austin.[1][3]

Bajaj's research has been in the fields of computational biology, geometric modeling, image processing, computational geometry, computer graphics, compression, mesh generation, scientific computation, and visualization.

Bajaj is a current Editorial Board member for the ACM Computing Surveys,[4] the International Journal on Computational Geometry and Applications,[5] and the SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences.[6] He has been an associate editor of the ACM Transactions on Graphics.[7] Bajaj served as the conference program chair or co-chair for the ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry in 2002 [8] and the SIAM Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling in 2011.[9]


Bajaj has been selected as a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (2009) [10] and the American Association of the Advancement of Sciences (2008).[11] His research has been awarded the Moncrief Grand Challenge Faculty Award in 2011.[12] Several of his publications have been selected for best paper awards including Computer Aided Design[13] and the 2010 Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling.[14]

Selected Publications[edit]

Bajaj has authored or co-authored over 100 articles in scholarly journals[1] as well authoring or editing several books listed below.


  • C. Bajaj, ed. (1994). Algebraic Geometry and its Applications. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-0-387-94176-9. 
  • J. Bloomenthal, C. Bajaj, J. Blinn, M. Gascuel, A. Rockwood, B. Wyvill, and G. Wyvill (1997). Introduction to Implicit Surfaces. Morgan Kaufman Publishers Inc. 
  • C. Bajaj, ed. (1998). Data Visualization Techniques. John Wiley and Sons. 
  • C. Christensen, G. Sunderam, A. Sathaye, and C. Bajaj, ed. (2004). Algebra, Arithmetic and Geometry with Applications. Springer-Verlag. 


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Chandrajit Bajaj's Curriculum Vitae". Retrieved July 7, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Purdue University Department of Computer Science Annual Report 1997". 
  3. ^ "ICES Computational Visualization Center". 
  4. ^ Editorial Board, ACM Computing Surveys
  5. ^ Editorial Board, International Journal on Computational Geometry and Applications
  6. ^ Editorial Board, SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences
  7. ^ Front Matter, ACM Transactions on Graphics, Volume 26 Issue 1, January 2007
  8. ^ Homepage, 2002 Symposium on Computational Geometry
  9. ^ Homepage, 2011 SIAM Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling
  10. ^ ACM Fellows, Chandrajit Bajaj
  11. ^ Fellows, American Association of the Advancement of Sciences
  12. ^ Drug Design Receives Private Grand Challenge Research Funds
  13. ^ Best Paper Awards, Computer-Aided Design
  14. ^ Homepage, 2010 Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling

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