Professor of Computer Science
Codirector, PLM Center of Excellence
Joined department: 1976
PhD, University of Wisconsin (1974)
Before joining the Purdue faculty, Professor Hoffmann taught at the University of Waterloo, Canada.
He has also been a visiting professor at the Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, West Germany
(1980), and at Cornell University (1984-1986). His research focuses on geometric and solid modeling,
its applications to manufacturing and science, and the simulation of physical systems. The research
includes, in particular, research on geometric constraint solving and the semantics of generative,
feature-based design. Professor Hoffmann is the author of Group-Theoretic Algorithms and Graph
Isomorphism, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 136, Springer-Verlag and of
Geometric and Solid Modeling: An Introduction, published by Morgan Kaufmann, Inc. Professor
Hoffmann has received national media attention for his work simulating the 9/11 attacks on the Pentagon and the World
S.-C. Chiang, C. Hoffmann, and P. Rosen, "Hardware Assist for Constrained Circle Constructions I:
Sequential Problems", CAD&A 7(1), 17-33, 2010.
S.-C. Chiang, C. Hoffmann, and P. Rosen, "Hardware Assist for Constrained Circle Constructions II:
Cluster Merging Problems", CAD&A 7(1), 33-44, 2010.
S. D. Kim, C. Hoffmann, J. M. Lee, "An Experiment in Rule-based Crowd Behavior for Intelligent
Games", Proc. ICCIT09, Seoul, Korea, November 2009.
Christoph M. Hoffmann and Xavier Tricoche, Intel gift, Intel Corporation, 9/1/2008.
John T. Korb, Christoph M. Hoffmann, James Lehman, Aman Yadav, and A. G. Rud, Computer Science
Pathways for Educators, National Science Foundation, 9/1/2009-8/31/2013.
Xavier Tricoche and Christoph M. Hoffmann, Vol. Support - Intel, Intel Corporation,
Xiaohui Carol Song, Jacob R Carlson, Rao Govindaraju, Christoph M. Hoffmann, Devdutta Niyogi,
Indrajeet Chaubey, and Daniel Aliaga, INTEROP: A Community-based Drought Information Network for
Multidisciplinary Applications, National Science Foundation, 9/1/2008-8/31/2013.
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