Sara McMains

Research Expertise and Interest

geometric and solid modeling, general purpose computation on the GPU (GPGPU), CAD/CAM, computational geometry, computer graphics and visualization, tool path planning, additive manufacturing, computer vision, Deep Learning

Research Description

Dr. McMains' research interests include Geometric DFM (Design for Manufacturing) feedback, geometric solid modeling, CAD/CAM, GPU algorithms, computer aided process planning, additive manufacturing, computer vision, visualization, computational geometry, and deep learning. She received her A.B. from Harvard University in Computer Science, and her M.S. and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in Computer Science with a minor in Mechanical Engineering.   She is the recipient of Best Paper Awards from Usenix (1995) and ASME DETC (2000), a Best Poster and a Best Paper Award from the ACM Solid and Physical Modeling Symposium (2007, 2008 -- 2nd place), an Outstanding Paper Award from NAMRC (2015), the Audi Production Award (2011), and the NSF CAREER Award (2005).

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