**Karen Daniels**Associate Professor Emerita

**College**College of Sciences**Department**Computer Science**Phone**(978) 934-3631**Email**Karen_Daniels@uml.edu

## Research Interests

applied computational geometry, visualization

## Education

**Ph D: Computer Science**, (1995), Harvard University - Cambridge, MA**MS: Computer Science**, (1990), University of Lowell - Lowell, Ma**BA: Applied Mathematics**, (1979), Cornell University - Ithaca, NY

## Selected Awards and Honors

- Associate Section Leader for Dynamic Computing and Infrastructure
*, Service, Professional - The MITRE Corporation* - Nominated for 2010 Teacher Awards (2010)
*, Teaching - UMass Lowell Student Government Association* - Teaching Excellence Award (2010)
*, Teaching - Computer Science Department* - Teaching Excellence Award for Computer Science Department (2010)
*, Teaching* - Who's Who Among America's Teachers (2004)
*, Teaching - Who's Who Among America's Teachers* - Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Transactions Best Paper Award for Feature Applications (2000)
*, Scholarship/Research - Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)* - Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Transactions Best Paper Award for Feature Applications (2000)
*, Scholarship/Research - Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)* - Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Transactions Best Paper Award for Feature Applications for 2000 (2000)
*, Scholarship/Research - Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)* - Franz Edelman Award for Management Science Achievement (1996)
*, Scholarship/Research - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences* - Director's Partnership Award (1996)
*, Scholarship/Research - Annual National Textile Center Forum* - Franz Edelman Award for Management Science Achievement (1996)
*, Scholarship/Research - Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences*

## Selected Publications

- RUSSELL, A.,
**Daniels, K.**, Grinstein, G. (2014) "CHAPTER THIRTEEN VORONOIDIAGRAM BASED DIMENSIONAL ANCHOR ASSESSMENT FOR RADIAL VISUALIZATIONS,"*Information Visualisation: Techniques, Usability and Evaluation*pp. 252 - Russell, A., Marceau, R., Kamayou, F.,
**Daniels, K.**, Grinstein, G. (2014) "Clustered Data Separation via Barycentric Radial Visualization," - Russell, A., Kamayou, A., Marceau, R.,
**Daniels, K.**, Grinstein, G. (2014) "Point Sensitivity for Radial Visualization under Dimensional Anchor Motion,"*Václav Skala-UNION Agency* - Li, W.,
**Daniels, K.**, Rybnikov, K. (2013) "A Reduction of Conway’s Thrackle Conjecture," - Moy, E., Chen, C.,
**Daniels, K.**(2012) "Evaluating Query Systems for 2D Spatio-Temporal Database," - Lee, S.H.,
**Daniels, K.**(2012) "Gaussian kernel width exploration and cone cluster labeling for support vector clustering,"*Pattern Analysis and Applications*15:3 pp. 327-344 **Daniels, K.**, Grinstein, G., Russell, A., Glidden, M. (2012) "Properties of normalized radial visualizations,"*Information Visualization*pp. 1473871612439357- Russell, A.,
**Daniels, K.**, Grinstein, G. (2012) "Voronoi diagram based dimensional anchor assessment for radial visualizations," - Ye, S.,
**Daniels, K.**(2011) "Hierarchical Delaunay triangulation for meshing,"*Springer*pp. 54–64 - Kendall, G.,
**Daniels, K.**, Burke, E.K. (2010) "Cutting, Packing, Layout, and Space Allocation Preface,"*Annals of Operations Research*179:1 - Kendall, G.,
**Daniels, K.**, Burke, E.K. (2010) "Preface,"*Annals of Operations Research*179:1 pp. 1-3 - England, B.,
**Daniels, K.**(2008) "A partition-based heuristic for translational box covering," - Park, M., Falcone, D.L.,
**Daniels, K.**(2008) "Detection and prediction of alternative splicing in Arabidopsis thaliana,"*International Journal of Computational Biology and Drug Design*1:1 pp. 39-58 - Rybnikov, K.,
**Daniels, K.**, Klain, D.A., Jones, B., Durante, V. (2008) "Statistical Estimation of Euler Characteristic from Volumetric Data," - Li, W.,
**Daniels, K.**, Rybnikov, K. (2006) "A Study of Conway’s Thrackle Conjecture,"*Vertex*2:4 pp. 1 - Neacsu, C.,
**Daniels, K.**(2006) "Translational covering of closed planar cubic B-spline curves,"*Computer Graphics Forum*25:4 pp. 743-757 - Grinde, R.B.,
**Daniels, K.**(1999) "Solving an apparel trim placement problem using a maximum cover problem approach,"*IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)*31:8 pp. 763-769 **Daniels, K.**, Milenkoviec, V., Roth, D. (1997) "Finding the largest area axis-parallel rectangle in a polygon,"*Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications*7:1-2 pp. 125-128**Daniels, K.**, Milenkovic, V.J. (1997) "Multiple translational containment part I: An approximate algorithm,"*Algorithmica (New York)*19:1 pp. 148-182**Daniels, K.**, Bergeron, R.D., Grinstein, G.G. (1992) "Line monotonic partitioning of planar cubic B-splines,"*Computers and Graphics*16:1 pp. 55-68

## Selected Presentations

- Voronoi Diagram Based Dimensional Anchor Assessment for Radial Visualizations, Russell, A., Daniels, K. and Grinstein, G
*- Information Visualization Symposium on Advanced in Interactive and Visual Data Clustering, 2012* - Undergraduate Research Opportunities, Daniels, K.,
*- Women in Technology Day, October 2011*- Lowell, MA - Regarding an Alternative Method for Translational Single-Item Containment
*- Abstracts of IFORS Triennial International Conference, July 2011*- Melbourne, Australia - Computational Geometry, Daniels, K.,
*- 27-28 Workshop and Conference on Computer Science for Middle and High School Teachers, June 2011* - Hierarchical Delaunay Triangulation for Meshing
*- 10th International Symposium on Experimental Algorithms, May 2011*- Chania, Crete, Greece - Triangle-based Prism Mesh Generation on Interconnect Models for Electromagnetic Simulations, Ye, Shu and Daniels, K.,
*- 19th Annual Fall Workshop on Computational Geometry, November 2009*- Tufts University, Medford, MA - Triangle-based Prism Mesh Generation for Electromagnetic Simulations
*- Research Note for the 17th International Meshing Roundtable, October 2008*- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Applied Algorithms Research, Daniels, K.,
*- Computer Science Colloquium, September 2008*- Lowell, MA - A Partition-Based Heuristic for Translational Box Covering
*- 12th WSEAS Int. Conf. on Computers, July 2008*- Heraklion, Crete Island, Greece - Estimation of Euler Characteristic from Volumetric Data
*- 4th International Symposium on 3D Data Processing, Visualization and Transmission, June 2008*- Atlanta, Georgia - Detection and Prediction of Alternative Splicing within Acceptor/Donor Sites in pre-mRNA of Arabidopsis thaliana
*- 7th IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, 2007* - Data Clustering and Support Vector Clustering, Lee, S. and Daniels, K.,
*, November 2007*- Lowell, MA - Gaussian Kernel Width Exploration and Cone Cluster Labeling for Support Vector Clustering
*, November 2007*- Medford, MA - A Study of Alternative Splicing Patterns using in pre-mRNA within Acceptor/Donor Sites of Arabidopsis thaliana
*, August 2007*- Washington, D.C. - Cone Cluster Labeling for Support Vector Clustering
*- 6th SIAM Conference on Data Mining, 2006* - A Study of Conway's Thrackle Conjecture
*- Eighteenth Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry, August 2006*- Kingston, Ontario - A Combinatorial Maximum Cover Approach to 2D Translational Geometric Covering
*- Fifteenth Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry, August 2005*- Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - Gaussian Kernel Width Generator for Support Vector Clustering
*- International Conference on Bioinformatics and Its Applications, December 2004*- Fort Lauderdale, FL - A Shifting Strategy for Dynamic Channel Assignment
*- 7th INFORMS Telecom, 2004* - A Combinatorial Covering Approach for Covering Spline Delimited Regions
*- Abstracts of CORS/INFORMS Joint International Meeting, May 2004* - A Combinatorial Maximum Cover Approach to 2D Translational Geometric Covering, Daniels, K., Mathur, A. and Grinde, R.,
*- Fifteenth Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry, August 2003*- Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada - How to Make an Algorithm Sandwich, Daniels, K.,
*- Honors Program Colloquium, March 2003*- Lowell, MA - Channel Assignment for Time-Varying Demand, Liu, S., Daniels, K. and Chandra, K
*- IEEE GLOBECOM, November 2001*- San Antonio, TX - Translational Polygon Covering using Intersection Graphs
*- Thirteenth Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry, August 2001*- Waterloo, Ontario, Canada - Solving an Apparel Trim Placement Problem using a Maximum Cover Problem Approach,Grinde, R. and Daniels, K.,
*- Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) 2001 Annual (Research) Conference, May 2001*- Dallas, TX - Jini Overview, Daniels, K
*- MITRE Advanced Concepts in Interoperability Engineering Training, May 2001*- Bedford, MA - Finding the Largest Area Axis-Parallel Rectangle in a Polygon in O(n log2n) Time, Daniels, K.,
*- Mathematical Sciences Colloquium, October 2000*- Lowell, MA - Computational Geometry Research at UMass Lowell, Computational Geometry Research at UMass Lowell
*- Center for Advanced Computation and Telecommunications, August 2000*- Lowell, MA - An Optimal Polygon Splitting Algorithm, Daniels, K.M
*- UMass Lowell Computer Science Colloquium, March 2000*- Lowell, MA - An Optimal Polygon Splitting Algorithm, Daniels, K.M
*- Tufts Computer Science Colloquium, February 2000*- Medford, MA - Algorithms for Translational Containment with Manufacturing Applications, Daniels, K.M.,
*- Tufts Computer Science Colloquium, April 1999*- Medford, MA - The Joint Simulation System (JSIMS) Object Oriented Process
*- MITRE Object Technology Conference, June 1998*- Bedford, MA - The Layout Problem, Daniels, K.M.,
*- 38th Annual Technical Conference of the American Design Drafting Association, May 1997*- Braintree, MA - Column-Based Strip Packing using Ordered and Compliant Containment, Daniels, K.M.,
*- UMass Lowell Computer Science Colloquium, November 1996*- Lowell, MA - Column-Based Strip Packing using Ordered and Compliant Containment, Daniels, K.M.,
*- Boston College Computer Science Colloquium, October 1996*- Chestnut Hill, MA - Distance-Based Subdivision for Translational LP Containment
*- Eighth Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry, August 1996*- Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - An Algorithm for Translational Containment using Geometric Restriction and Other Computational Geometry Techniques, Daniels, K.M.,
*- The International Federation of Operational Research Societies 15th Triennial Conference, July 1996*- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Column-Based Strip Packing using Ordered and Compliant Containment
*- First ACM Workshop on Applied Computational Geometry (WACG), May 1996* - Containment Algorithms for Nonconvex Polygons with Applications to Packing and Nesting, Daniels, K.M.,
*- University of Iowa Computer Science Colloquium, April 1996*- Iowa City, IA - Automatic Marker Making Toolkit, Daniels, K.M.,
*, December 1995*- Detroit, MI, - Containment Algorithms for Nonconvex Polygons with Applications to Layout, Daniels, K.M.,
*- Computer Science Seminar, December 1995*- Lansing, MI - Containment Algorithms for Nonconvex Polygons with Applications to Layout, Daniels, K.M
*- Computer Science Seminar, November 1995*- Holland, MI - Containment Algorithms for Nonconvex Polygons with Applications to Layout, Daniels, K.M
*- Industrial and Operations Engineering Seminar, November 1995*- Ann Arbor, MI - The Restrict/Evaluate/Subdivide Paradigm for Translational Containment
*- Fifth MSI Workshop on Computational Geometry, October 1995*- SUNY Stony Brook, New York - Containment Algorithms for Nonconvex Polygons with Applications to Layout
*, June 1995*- Cambridge, MA - Multiple Translational Containment: Approximate and Exact Algorithms
*- Sixth Annual ACM- SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA),, January 1995* - Configuration Space Restrictions for Translational Containment, Daniels, K.M. and Milenkovic, V.J.,
*- Fourth MSI Workshop on Computational Geometry, October 1994*- Cornell University - Limited Gaps
*- Sixth Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry, August 1994*- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada - Multiple Containment Methods and Applications in Clothing Manufacture, Multiple Containment Methods and Applications in Clothing Manufacture
*- Third MSI Workshop on Computational Geometry, October 1993*- North Carolina State University - Finding the Maximum Area Axis-Parallel Rectangle in a Simple Polygon
*- Fifth Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry, August 1993*- Ontario, Canada - A Computational Geometry Approach to Automatic Marker Making (or, How to Make Blue Jeans Better), Daniels, K.M.,
*, April 1993*- Durham, NH - Finding the Maximum Area Axis-Parallel Rectangle in a Simple Polygon
*- Second MSI Workshop on Computational Geometry, October 1992*- SUNY Stony Brook, New York, - Placement and Compaction of Non- Convex Polygons for Clothing Manufacture
*- Fourth Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry, August 1992*- St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, - Automatic Marker Making
*- Third Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry, August 1991*- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

## Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

- Co-PI: Information Sciences, Engineering & Technology Research Scholars Program (2001),
*Grant - NSF* - PI: Computational and Algorithmic Representation of Geometric Objects Program (2003),
*Grant - NSF* - PI: Support of manufacturing inventory optimization research at the Harvard Center for Textile and Apparel Research (2001),
*Contract - HCTAR*