David Galer Kirkpatrick is a professor of computer science at the University of British Columbia. He is known for the Kirkpatrick–Seidel algorithm and his work on polygon triangulation, and for co-inventing α-shapes and the β-skeleton. He received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1974.
- Dissertation: Topics in the Complexity of Combinatorial Algorithms, University of Toronto 1974
- ^ Edelsbrunner, Herbert; Kirkpatrick, David G.; Seidel, Raimund (1983), "On the shape of a set of points in the plane", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 29 (4): 551–559, doi:10.1109/TIT.1983.1056714.
- ^ Kirkpatrick, David G.; Radke, J. D. (1985), "A framework for computational morphology", Computational Geometry, Machine Intelligence and Pattern Recognition 2, Amsterdam: North-Holland, pp. 217–248.
- ^ http://genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=71944