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Dianne Hansford

Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 8809

Dianne Hansford explores research interests in the fields of geometric modeling and scientific visualization. The focus of her work has been on industrial curve and surface applications related to mathematical definitions of shape. She is a member of the PRISM (Partnership for Research in Spatial Modeling) lab.

With Gerald Farin, Hansford has co-authored three books "The Essentials of CAGD," "Practical Linear Algebra A Geometry Toolbox" and "Mathematical Principles for Scientific Computing and Visualization."

In addition to teaching and research at Arizona State University in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering, Hansford consults in the CAD/CAM industry and co-founded 3D Compression Technologies.

She was an ARCS Scholar and Fulbright Research Scholar in Germany. Hansford is a member of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematicians (SIAM), Sigma Xi Research Society, the Fulbright Association, Upsilon Pi Epsilon Computer Science Honor Society.

  • Ph.D. Computer Science, Arizona State University 1991
  • M.S. Computer Science, Arizona State University 1988
  • B.S. Mathematics, University of Utah 1986
Research Interests

Geometric Modeling and Scientific Visualization

For more information, please visit Dianne's research webpage

Research Activity
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
CPI 101Introduction to Informatics
CPI 200Math Foundation of Informatics
CSE 301Computing Ethics
CSE 470Computer Graphics
CSE 493Honors Thesis
CPI 499Individualized Instruction
CSE 580Practicum
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
CPI 484Internship
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CPI 484Internship