NJIT College of Computing Dean Craig Gotsman


photo: Craig Gotsman, director of NJIT’s Ying Wu College of Computing, has more than 170 published papers and holds numerous US patents.
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NJIT dean of the Ying Wu College of Computing, Craig Gotsman, is among 57 researchers worldwide named as a 2022 Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, the world’s leading computer research organization.

The ACM Fellows program, since 1993, recognizes the top 1% of ACM members annually for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information technology, and or service to ACM and the larger computing community. These individuals have made significant contributions to topics across the spectrum of computing, including algorithms, data science, graphics, cybersecurity, mobile and network systems, and other technical fields used every day.

Gotsman, Distinguished Professor at NJIT, has been cited for his contributions to computer graphics, geometric processing and virtual computing. His research focuses on 3D computer graphics, geometric processing, animation and computational geometry. He has made influential contributions, both theoretical and applied, to 3D compression, mesh parameterization, shape transformation methods and video processing.

Publishing more than 170 research papers, he won eight best paper awards at leading conferences and taught more than 50 graduate students at the masters, doctoral and postdoctoral levels. Among his contributions are 3D coding algorithms included in the MPEG-4 standard.

“I am honored to be named an ACM Fellow,” said Gotsman. “Coming from a top organization in my field, this is an important distinction, and it is very satisfying to have my work recognized in this way.”

“Computing’s most important advances are often the result of the accumulation of individual contributions, which build upon and complement each other,” explained ACM President Yannis Ioannidis. “But each individual’s contribution is an important link in the chain. The ACM Fellows program is a way to recognize the hard-working women and men and their creativity that happens inexplicably but moves our field forward.”

Gotsman holds several US patents, is a member of the National Academy of Inventors and a member of the Academy of Europe (Academia Europae). He is also the founder of three startups, two of which are based on his academic research, the latest technology for 3D video processing was acquired by Apple in 2017.

The induction ceremony will take place at the ACM’s annual meeting in June in San Francisco. Gotsman is NJIT’s second alumnus, following Distinguished Professor David Bader last year.

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