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Ileana Streinu

Computer Science, Smith College
Adjunct Professor


Combinatorial and Computational Geometry.


Professor Streinu's research interests include:

  • Combinatorial and Computational Geometry:
    • Geometric Algorithms (visibility, motion planning)
    • Rigidity Theory,
    • Oriented Matroids and Pseudolines
    • Graph Theory, Robust Computation
    • Complexity of Geometric Algorithms
  • with Applications in:
    • Computational Molecular Biology (Protein Structure and Folding Processes)
    • Computer Graphics
    • Robotics
    • Graph Drawing
    • Computational Statistics and Data Visualization
  • Software development for:
    • Protein Folding simulation
    • Data Visualization
    • Graph Drawing


Ph.D., Computer Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ (1994), and Doctorate, Mathematics/Computer Science, University of Bucharest, Romania (1985(94)). Professor Streinu joined the faculty at Smith College in 1994 and became Adjunct Professor at UMass Amherst Computer Science in 2002.

Activities & Awards

Professor Streinu was Program committee member for the 14th Annual Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry, MIT, Nov. 19-20, 2004. She was the Co-organizer (with Jack Snoeyink) of Geometry of Protein Modelling , a Special Session at the American Math. Society Regional Meeting 997, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ, April 17-18, 2004, and was the organizer of the Workshop on the Geometry of Modelling Proteins at Bellairs Research Institute of McGill Univ. in Barbados, Jan. 16-23, 2004. In a 2006 ceremony marking its 140th anniversary, the Romanian Academy awarded Streinu the George Moisil Award, their highest recognition in the area of Theoretical Computer Science, for a paper published in 2004.