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Department of Mathematical Sciences Faculty:

Kristin Bennett
Mohamed Boudjelkha
Margaret Cheney
Donald Drew
Joseph Ecker
Joseph E. Flaherty
Isom Herron
Mark Holmes
David Isaacson
Ashwani Kapila
Maya Kiehl
Gregor Kovacic
Peter Kramer
Gina Kucinski
Rongjie Lai
Fengyan Li
Chjan Lim
Yuri Lvov
Harry McLaughlin
Joyce McLaughlin
John Mitchell
Clifford Nolan
Bruce Piper
Victor Roytburd
David Schmidt
Donald Schwendeman
William Siegmann
Michael Zuker

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Mathematical Sciences Faculty
Harry McLaughlin

Professor of Mathematical Sciences; Professor of Computer Science; Member, Faculty of Information Technology

Education:

Ph.D., University of Maryland

Research Areas:

McLaughlin has research interest in the general areas of Applied Geometry as it applies to design and manufacturing problems.

On the applied side, his interest is in representation needed for robot motion, numerically controlled milling machines and engineering analyses, as well as visual displays. He addresses issues of proper modeling tools, such as appropriate mathematical forms and data structures as they apply to particular industrial problems. In addition to determining appropriate mathematical forms, considerations are given to areas of computational geometry such as 3-D triangular schemes and 3-D convex hull algorithms.

He also focuses on issues of curve and surface design. He is interested in the notion of shape and how to model it using splines and spline-like techniques. Some recent research includes the investigation of discrete methods for geometric modeling.

Selected Publications:

“Algorithms for Geometric Modeling,” Computers in Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 5, No. 3, 1986, pp. 38-41.

McLaughlin, H.W.: “Discrete Curves: A Definition of Shape”, 1986.

Contact Information:

Harry McLaughlin
(518) 276-6895
mclauh@rpi.edu

More Info:

http://eaton.math.rpi.edu/faculty/Mclaughlin/harry.html

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