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


Pierre Bézier Award 2011

Research Interests

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

Sponsored Research 

National Science Foundation
CMMI-1361783:  Collaborative Research: Developing the Foundations and Systems for Facilitating Geometric Interoperability

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


Spring 2015:  CS 251 -- Data Structures and Algorithms