Nina Amenta
UC Davis ADVANCE CAMPOS Initiative Committee Member, Professor and Department Chair of Computer Science

Nina Amenta is Professor and Department Chair of Computer Science at UC Davis and is Director of the Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization at UC Davis. She works in computational geometry, using discrete geometry to develop algorithms for problems in areas like computer graphics and simulation. Her recent research has focused on interpreting LiDAR data from forests and analysis techniques for collections of biological shapes like bones or cortical surfaces.

In addition to numerous research grants, she is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship (2000) and an NSF CAREER award (2001), and a UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellowship (2005-2006). Prof. Amenta holds a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley.