Christoph M. Hoffmann

Professor of Computer Science

Phone: +1 765-494-6185, Fax: +1 765-494-0739
Department of Computer Science, Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Editorial Duties

Computer Aided Design     CAD Fact Sheet
Computer-Aided Geometric Design     CAGD Fact Sheet


Pierre Bézier Award 2011

Research Interests

Computer-Aided Design, Design System Architectures
Geometric and Solid Modeling, Geometric Constraint Solving
Robust Geometric Computations, Symbolic Computation
Grid computing, Simulation

Sponsored Research 

National Science Foundation
CS4Edu: Computer Science For Education
National Science Foundation
INTEROP: Developing Community-based Drought Information Network Protocols and Tools
for Multidisciplinary Regional Scale Applications (DRInet)
Intel Corporation
Exploring the Capabilities of advanced platforms

Publications and Reports


Group Theoretic Algorithms and Graph Isomorphism
Springer Lect. Notes in CS Nr. 136, 1982, 311 pages.
Geometric and Solid Modeling: An Introduction
Morgan Kaufmann, San Mateo, CA, 1989, 340 pages.

Issues in Robotics and Nonlinear Geometry
JAI Press, 1992, 270 pages.
Peter Hertling, Christoph M. Hoffmann, Wolfram Luther, Nathalie Revol (Eds.)
Reliable Implementation of Real Number Algorithms: Theory and Practice
Springer Lect. Notes in CS Nr. 5045, 2008, 237 pages.

Some PhD Theses of Former Students

Some Links


Fall 2013: CS 177, Computing with multi-media objects