Ron Goldman is a Professor of Computer Science at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Professor Goldman received his B.S. in Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1968 and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University in 1973. He is an associate editor of Computer Aided Geometric Design. In 2002, he published a book, titled Pyramid Algorithms: A Dynamic Programming Approach to Curves and Surfaces for Geometric Modeling.
Dr. Goldman’s current research interests lie in the mathematical representation, manipulation, and analysis of shape using computers. His work includes research in computer-aided geometric design, solid modeling, computer graphics, and splines. He is particularly interested in algorithms for polynomial and piecewise polynomial curves and surfaces, and he is currently investigating applications of algebraic and differential geometry to geometric modeling. He has published over a hundred articles in journals, books, and conference proceedings on these and related topics. More