David G. Kirkpatrick


David Galer Kirkpatrick is a Professor Emeritus of computer science at the University of British Columbia. He is known for the Kirkpatrick–Seidel algorithm and his work on polygon triangulation, and for co-inventing α-shapes[1] and the β-skeleton.[2] He received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1974.[3]

David Kirkpatrick at WADS 2015


  • Dissertation: Topics in the Complexity of Combinatorial Algorithms, University of Toronto 1974


  1. ^ Edelsbrunner, Herbert; Kirkpatrick, David G.; Seidel, Raimund (1983), "On the shape of a set of points in the plane", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 29 (4): 551–559, doi:10.1109/TIT.1983.1056714.
  2. ^ Kirkpatrick, David G.; Radke, J. D. (1985), "A framework for computational morphology", Computational Geometry, Machine Intelligence and Pattern Recognition, vol. 2, Amsterdam: North-Holland, pp. 217–248.
  3. ^ "David Kirkpatrick - The Mathematics Genealogy Project".