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Karen Daniels
Karen DanielsAssociate Professor Emerita

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

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

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," pp. 1
  • 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," pp. 229–233
  • 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," pp. 542–550
  • 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

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

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