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F. Betul Atalay, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Sabbatical 2014-2015)
Office: Barbelin 216
Phone: (610) 660-1566
Website: Faculty Website

My research interests are in the areas of computational geometry and computer graphics. I have been working on the design, analysis and implementation of geometric data structures and algorithms with applications to computer graphics, in particular, efficient realistic rendering. I am also interested in various issues related to hierarchical simplicial meshes, including pointerless representations, efficient neighbor-finding, different subdivision techniques and quality guarantees associated with them, level-of-detail modeling and visualization of high-dimensional fields.


  • B.S., Bilkent University
  • M.S., Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Graphics CSC 345/CSC 633
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms CSC 281
  • Design and Analaysis of Algorithms CSC 551 


Scott Hine, F. Betul Atalay, Dianna Xu, and Suneeta Ramaswami Video: Quadrilateral Meshes with Bounded Minimum Angle, Proc. 25th ACM Symp. of Computational Geometry, 2009 (SoCG 2009), Arhus, Denmark.

F. Betul Atalay, Suneeta Ramaswami and Dianna Xu, Quadrilateral Meshes with Bounded Minimum Angle, In Proc. of International Meshing Roundtable 2008 (IMR 2008), 73-91. Pittsburgh, PA.