CG Steering Cmt Election

Pankaj Kumar Agarwal pankaj at
Wed Jul 18 10:01:02 PDT 2001

To all members of the Computational Geometry community:
	Twenty three people have been nominated and agreed to stand for
election to the Computational Geometry Steering Committee.  Their names
are listed below in alphabetical order. We now solicit votes from the 
community to elect five among this list for a two-year appointment to 
the Steering Committee.  We'll use the simplest voting scheme:  
The five with the most votes become the new committee. 
(I'll not vote except to break ties at the 5th place if that
	Here is how to vote.  Send one email message to:

		pankaj at

with the string "vote" or "voting" (case insensitive) in the Subject line. 
In the body of the email, include at most five names from the list below. 
Please vote for no more than five; you may vote for fewer.  Note that you
do not specify offices, which will be determined by the committee.  Nor do
you specify a priority or preference or ordering; all votes are counted
	All votes received prior to

		12:00AM EDT (U.S.) August 7, 2001

will count toward the election.  The results will be reported to this list
soon afterwards. 
	We look forward to receiving your votes!
					Pankaj K. Agarwal
Nina Amenta, University of Texas, Austin
Nancy Amato, University of Texas A&M
Boris Aronov, Polytechnic University
Gill Barequet, Technion
Marshall Bern, Xerox
Herve Bronnimann, Polytechnic University
Timothy Chan, University of Waterloo
Danny Chen, University of Notre Dame
Erik Demaine, University of Waterloo
Tamal Dey, Ohio State University
Alon Efrat, University of Arizona
David Eppstein, University of California, Irvine
Jeff Erickson, University of Illionois at Urbana
Steve Fortune, Bell Labs
Leonidas Guibas, Stanford University
Dan Halperin, Tel Aviv University
Marc van Kreveld, Utrecht University
Der-Tsai Lee, Northwestern University and Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Kurt Mehlhorn, MPI Saarbruecken
Joseph Mitchell, SUNY StonyBrook
David Mount, University of Maryland
Diane Souvaine, Tufts University
Subhash Suri, University of California, Santa Barbara

		Optional Statements
Gill Barequet:
	I will put my efforts in tightening the relations between our
	community and industry, in terms of joint projects, technology 
	transfer, funding, and mutual awareness.
Danny Chen:
	One of my main goals is to help foster more connections between
	computational geometry and other applied and theoretical areas.  
	Some of my recent research has been involved with applied areas, 
	such as medicine, image processing, data mining, and networking.
	On one hand, I found it fascinating because computational geometry 
	techniques often help solve applied problems in a significantly 
	better manner.  Yet on the other hand, I have been repeatedly
	frustrated because it was not clear to me how to use geometric
	methods to ``move'' the more relevant cases in practical applications.
	In answering challenges from real applications, geometric techniques 
	have both power and shortcomings.  I view these as good opportunities 
	to gain a better status for the computational geometry community.  
	Our research work can become more relevant to other areas, and
	our theoretical study can be enriched and prodded by new sources
	and new types of problems.

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