|Alma mater||Stanford University|
|Institutions||University of Maryland|
Hanan Samet is a Computer Science researcher and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland's Computer Science Department, which is part of the University of Maryland College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. He completed his PhD at Stanford University in 1975.
Samet is a pioneer in research on quadtrees and other multidimensional spatial data structures for sorting spatial information, as well as having written several well-received books. He has profoundly influenced the theory and application of these areas of research and his impact can be seen in many real-world applications including Google Earth, the world’s most widely used graphics application.
- 2013 University of Maryland Distinguished University Professor
- 2012 Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award
- 1996 Fellow Association for Computing Machinery
- 1996 Fellow International Association for Pattern Recognition
- 1991 Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
- "Hanan Samet". People. University of Maryland Computer Science Department. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
- "ACM honors computing innovators for advances in research, education, and industry" (Press release). ACM. 26 Apr 2012. Retrieved 2014-08-07.