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I develop and implement fast parallel algorithms on very large geometric datasets in CAD and GIS. I've also modeled and processed large terrain databases, e.g., to compress, to compute hydrography and visibility, and to site observers, and compressed 5D environmental data sets. The algorithms are the fastest in their class; awards are listed below.

  1. Recent papers and talks:

    2018

    • W. Randolph Franklin, Salles V. G. Magalhães, and Marcus V. A. Andrade. Data structures for parallel spatial algorithms on large datasets (vision paper). In Proceedings of BigSpatial’18: 7th ACM SIGSPATIAL Workshop on Analytics for Big Geospatial Data. Seattle, USA, 6 Nov 2018.
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    • W. Randolph Franklin, Salles V. G. Magalhães, and Marcus V. A. Andrade. Exact fast parallel intersection of large 3-D triangular meshes (extended abstract). In 28th Annual Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry. Queens College, CUNY, New York City, 26–27 Oct 2018.
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    • W. Randolph Franklin, Salles V. G. Magalhães, and Marcus V. A. Andrade. Exact fast parallel intersection of large 3-D triangular meshes. In 27th International Meshing Roundtable. Alberqueque, New Mexico, 2 Oct 2018.
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  2. Professional summary

    1. Professor, ECSE Dept, RPI
    2. BSc (Toronto)
    3. AM, PhD, Applied Math (Harvard)
    4. Program Director, Numeric, Symbolic, and Geometric Computation Program, CISE, National Science Foundation, 2000—2002
    5. Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley, 1985—1986
    6. Visiting positions at Genoa, Laval, CSIRO Canberra, National University of Singapore, 1992—1993.
    7. Visitor at Georgia Tech, 2016.
    8. GPG key
    9. Vcard
    10. Email: frankwrATSIGNrpiONEDOTedu
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  5. Google scholar profile.

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  11. RPI Articles

  12. Teaching

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