David Avis

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David Avis
David Avis in 1987
David Michael Avis

(1951-03-20) March 20, 1951 (age 73)
Alma materStanford University
Scientific career
InstitutionsMcGill University, Kyoto University
Doctoral advisorVáclav Chvátal

David Michael Avis (born March 20, 1951) is a Canadian and British computer scientist known for his contributions to geometric computations. Avis is a professor in computational geometry and applied mathematics in the School of Computer Science, McGill University, in Montreal. Since 2010, he belongs to Department of Communications and Computer Engineering, School of Informatics, Kyoto University.

Avis received his Ph.D. in 1977 from Stanford University.[1] He has published more than 70 journal papers and articles. Writing with Komei Fukuda, Avis proposed a reverse-search algorithm for the vertex enumeration problem; their algorithm generates all of the vertices of a convex polytope.[AF92][AF96]

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Avis, David; Fukuda, Komei (December 1992). "A pivoting algorithm for convex hulls and vertex enumeration of arrangements and polyhedra". Discrete and Computational Geometry. 8 (1): 295–313. doi:10.1007/BF02293050. MR 1174359.


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