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Citizenship  USA
Fields  Computer Science
Role  Computer scientist

Name  Chandrajit Bajaj
Alma mater  Cornell University
Doctoral advisor  John Hopcroft
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Institutions  The University of Texas at Austin
Residence  Austin, Texas, United States
Education  Cornell University, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

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Chandrajit Bajaj (born 1958 in Calcutta, India) is an American computer scientist. He is a Professor of Computer science at the University of Texas at Austin holding the Computational Applied Mathematics Chair in Visualization and is the director of the Computational Visualization Center, in the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES).


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Dr. Bajaj studied Computer Science at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and obtained his B. Tech. degree in 1980. From there he went on to Cornell University, where he obtained his Masters and PhD in Computer Science, in 1983 and 1984, respectively. He held a faculty position in computer science at Purdue University from 1984–1997, a visiting assistant professorship in Computer Sciences at Cornell University from 1990-1991, and was the Director of the Image Analysis and Visualization Center at Purdue University from 1996-1997. Since 1997, he has been a professor of Computer Sciences, the Computational and Applied Mathematics Chair of Visualization, and the director of the Computational Visualization Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

Bajaj's research has been in the fields of computational biology, geometric modeling, image processing, computational geometry, computer graphics, compression, mesh generation, scientific computation, and visualization.

Bajaj is a current Editorial Board member for the ACM Computing Surveys, the International Journal on Computational Geometry and Applications, and the SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences. He has been an associate editor of the ACM Transactions on Graphics. Bajaj served as the conference program chair or co-chair for the ACM Symposium on Computational Geometry in 2002 and the SIAM Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling in 2011.


Bajaj has been selected as a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (2009) and the American Association of the Advancement of Sciences (2008). His research has been awarded the Moncrief Grand Challenge Faculty Award in 2011. Several of his publications have been selected for best paper awards including Computer Aided Design and the 2010 Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling.

Selected publications

Bajaj has authored or co-authored over 100 articles in scholarly journals as well authoring or editing several books listed below.


  • C. Bajaj, ed. (1994). Algebraic Geometry and its Applications. Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-0-387-94176-9. 
  • J. Bloomenthal; C. Bajaj; J. Blinn; M. Gascuel; A. Rockwood; B. Wyvill; G. Wyvill (1997). Introduction to Implicit Surfaces. Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc. 
  • C. Bajaj, ed. (1998). Data Visualization Techniques. John Wiley and Sons. 
  • C. Christensen; G. Sunderam; A. Sathaye; C. Bajaj, eds. (2004). Algebra, Arithmetic and Geometry with Applications. Springer-Verlag. 
  • References

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