Dinesh Manocha

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Dinesh Manocha
Alma mater IIT Delhi
Awards Fellow of the ACM
Sloan Fellow
UNC Hettleman Prize
Scientific career
Fields Computer scientist
Institutions North Carolina
Doctoral advisor John F. Canny

Professor Dinesh Manocha is an American computer scientist, the Phi Delta Theta/Matthew Mason Distinguished Professor of Computer Science[1] at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests are in scientific computation, robotics, and 3D computer graphics.[1][2]


Dinesh Manocha is currently a Phi Delta Theta/Mason Distinguished Professor of computer science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his B.Tech. degree in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1987; M.S. and Ph.D. in computer science at the University of California at Berkeley in 1990 and 1992, respectively.

Manocha has supervised 45 MS and Ph.D. students. He is married to his frequent collaborator and UNC faculty colleague, Ming C. Lin.


Manocha's research interests include geometric computing, interactive computer graphics, physics-based simulation and robotics. He has published more than 280 papers in these areas.

Awards and honors[edit]

Manocha has received more than 11 best paper and panel awards at the ACM SuperComputing, ACM Multimedia, ACM Solid Modeling, Pacific Graphics, IEEE VR, IEEE Visualization, ACM SIGMOD, ACM VRST, CAD, I/ITSEC and Eurographics Conferences. He was selected as an ACM Fellow in 2009 "for contributions to geometric computing and applications to computer graphics, robotics and GPU computing",[2][3] and is also an AAAS Fellow.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Computer science scholar Manocha named Phi Delta Theta/Matthew Mason professor". News Services, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. June 12, 2006. Retrieved December 29, 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Scientist recognized for work in geometric computing, computer graphics and robotics". Department of Computer Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. December 3, 2009. Retrieved December 29, 2009.
  3. ^ ACM Fellows:Dinesh Manocha, Association for Computing Machinery. Accessed July 15, 2011.
  4. ^ AAAS Members Elected as Fellows, American Association for the Advancement of Science, December 2010. Accessed July 15, 2011

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