Jeff Erickson

Professor and Acting Associate Head
Department of Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Daddy!

I'm a computational geometer/topologist with a growing interest in combinatorial optimization. I'm the senior member of the CS department's algorithms and theory group. I teach mostly large algorithms classes. Among other administrative roles, I am an acting associate head of the computer science department, the chair of my department's faculty recruiting committee, the chair of the Computational Geometry Steering Committee, and a member of the SIGACT Committee for the Advancement of Theoretical Computer Science. Yes, I have too many hats. Half of my former PhD students have tenure. I have the lowest undergraduate GPA (2.4/4.0) of any professor I've ever met. although some of my colleagues came close, and some others never finished college at all. (I really shouldn't be proud of that.) I like pancakes.


 
It must be possible to replace in all geometric statements the words point, line, plane by table, chair, beer mug.
— David Hilbert, on the axiomatic method in mathematics
I believe in the third dimension, but not the other two.
James "Kibo" Parry
 

Jeff Erickson (jeffe@cs.uiuc.edu) 18 Jan 2014