Otfried Cheong

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Otfried Cheong (formerly Otfried Schwarzkopf) is a German computational geometer working in South Korea at KAIST. He is known as one of the authors of the widely used computational geometry textbook Computational Geometry: Algorithms and Applications and as the developer of Ipe, a vector graphics editor.

Cheong completed his doctorate from the Free University of Berlin in 1992 under the supervision of Helmut Alt.[1] He joined KAIST in 2005, after previously holding positions at Utrecht University, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Eindhoven University of Technology.[2]

Cheong was co-chair of the Symposium on Computational Geometry in 2006, with Nina Amenta.[3] In 2017 he was recognized by the Association for Computing Machinery as a Distinguished Scientist.[4]


  1. ^ Otfried Cheong at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  2. ^ Faculty profile at KAIST, retrieved 2017-02-20.
  3. ^ Proceedings of the twenty-second annual symposium on Computational geometry, Association for Computing Machinery, retrieved 2015-06-29.
  4. ^ "ACM Recognizes 45 Distinguished Members", Milestones, Communications of the ACM, 60 (2): 20, February 2017.

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