Computation of Curves and Surfaces

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Wolfgang Dahmen, Mariano Gasca, Charles A. Micchelli
Springer Netherlands, Apr 30, 1990 - Mathematics - 536 pages
Assembled here is a collection of articles presented at a NATO ADVANCED STU DY INSTITUTE held at Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain during the period of July 10th to 21st, 1989. In addition to the editors of these proceedings Professor Larry L. Schumaker from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, served as a member of the international organizing committee. The contents of the contribu tions fall within the heading of COMPUTATION OF CURVES AND SURFACES and therefore address mathematical and computational issues pertaining to the dis play, modeling, interrogation and representation of complex geometrical objects in various scientific and technical environments. As is the intent of the NATO ASI program the meeting was two weeks in length and the body of the scientific activities was organized around prominent experts. Each of them presented lectures on his current research activity. We were fortunate to have sixteen distinguished invited speakers representing nine NATO countries: W. Bohm (Federal Republic of Germany), C. de Boor (USA), C.K. Chui (USA), W. Dahmen (Federal Republic of Germany), F. Fontanella (Italy), M. Gasca (Spain), R. Goldman (Canada), T.N.T. Goodman (UK), J.A. Gregory (UK), C. Hoffman (USA), J. Hoschek (Federal Republic of Germany), A. Le Mehaute (France), T. Lyche (Norway), C.A. Micchelli (USA), 1.1. Schumaker (USA), C. Traas (The Netherlands). The audience consisted of both young researchers as well as established scientists from twelve NATO countries and several non-NATO countries.

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Alan J Hoffman was born on May 30, 1924 in New York City. After military service, he graduated from Columbia College in 1947, and received his PhD in 1950 from Columbia University with a dissertation ?On the Foundations of Inversion Geometry?. He spent a year at the Institute for Advanced Study, and has worked at the National Bureau of Standards, the Office of Naval Research (London), and Management Consultation Services, General Electric Company. Until his recent retirement, he worked 41 years at the IBM T J Watson Research Center. He has also held adjunct and visiting professorships at City University of New York, Yale, Stanford, Technion, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Rutgers. His exuberance and enthusiasm in research and teaching is legendary.