Professor Gerald Farin
Gerald Farin is Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU) where he has been based since 1987.
Professor Farin holds Graduate and Masters degrees and a summa cum laude Doctoral qualification in Mathematics from the University of Braunschweig. Following a four year stint in CAD/CAM development with Mercedes-Benz in Germany, he joined the University of Utah in 1984 as Assistant Professor of Mathematics.
His three main areas of research interest are Curve and surface modelling, Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline curves and surfaces (NURBS), and industrial curve and surface applications. He has extensive supercomputing experience including Cray and SGI 2000 machines.
Professor Farin has had a long association with the publication "Computer Aided Geometric Design" (CAGD) and has been Editor in Chief since 1994. He was also Managing Editor of the SIAM book series on Geometric Design for 10 years and is currently an editorial board member of the Springer Verlag series on Mathematics and Visualization. In addition, he has authored or co-authored over 80 referenced publications including 4 books covering his research interests.
Professor Farin's acknowledged expertise in CAGD has led to worldwide invitations to make presentations at seminars and conferences. In additon to his United States commitments, he has presented at over 20 such events in Europe, China, South America and the Far East since 1994.
Professor Farin is also a member of a number of interdisciplinary project committees including the ASU PRISM project, the Schloss Dagsthul Workshop Series on Geometric Modelling, Arizona Alzheimer's Disease Research Center and Co-Principal Investigator on the 3D Knowledge Project.