Congratulations to Professor Daniel Aliaga and Professor Jan Vitek, both Computer Science faculty members were promoted to positions that will take effect fall 2010.
Aliaga was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Aliaga joined the department in 2003. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Brown University, and M.S. degree as well as Ph.D. degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research is primarily in the area of 3D computer graphics but overlaps with visualization and with computer vision. His research area is of central importance to many important industries, including computer-aided design and manufacturing, telepresence, scientific simulations, and education. Aliaga has also served on several NSF panels, chaired and served on numerous ACM and IEEE conference and workshop committees, is on the editorial board of Graphical Models, and is a member of ACM SIGGRAPH. More information can be found in his group’s page or his home page.
Vitek was promoted to full Professor with tenure. He joined the department in 1999 after obtaining his Ph.D. at the University of Geneva and M.S. degree at the University of Victoria. Vitek works on programming languages.