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Leila De Floriano joins the ISSNAF Scientific Council

Warmest congratulations!

Leila De Floriani is a full professor at the University of Maryland at College Park with a joint appointment with the Department of Geographical Sciences and the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). She has previously been a full professor of Computer Science at the University of Genova since 1990, where she started the first undergraduate and graduate curricula in computer graphics in Italy. In her long career, she has also held positions at the Italian National Research Council, at the University of Nebraska and at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has authored over 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications in the areas of computer graphics, geometric modeling, scientific data visualization, spatial data processing, shape analysis, also garnering several best paper awards. Her current research focuses on geospatial data analysis and topology-based data visualization.

Leila De Floriani is a Fellow of the IEEE, of the International Association for Pattern Recognition (IAPR), and of the Eurographics Association. She was named a Pioneer of the Solid Modeling Association for her early contributions in the field and received the IEEE Computer Society Golden Core recognition for her long-standing service to the Computer Society. She is also an inducted member of the IEEE Visualization Academy, and of the IEEE Honor Society Eta Kappa Nu. She served as the 2020 President of the IEEE Computer Society, and she is currently a member of the IEEE Board of Directors.  She has been a member of the Computing Research Association Board from 2020 to 2023.  She has been the editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) from 2015-2018 and served as an associate editor for IEEE TVCG from 2004 to 2008. De Floriani is currently an editor of several international journals including the ACM Transactions on Spatial Algorithms and Systems, Computers and GraphicsComputer Science Review, GeoInformatica, and Graphical Models.  She has served on the program committees of over 150 leading international conferences, contributing to several conferences in a leadership capacity. Please see for more information.



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