Joseph O'Rourke (professor)

Joseph O'Rourke is the Olin Professor of Computer Science at Smith College and the founding chair of the Smith computer science department. His main research interest is computational geometry.

O'Rourke was the first person to publish an algorithm to determine the minimum bounding box of a point set in three dimensions.

In 1985, O'Rourke was the program chair of the first annual Symposium on Computational Geometry. He was formerly the arXiv moderator for computational geometry and discrete mathematics.

In 2012 O'Rourke was named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery.[1]


O'Rourke is the author or editor of:

  • Art Gallery Theorems and Algorithms (1987) ISBN 978-0-19-503965-8
  • Computational Geometry in C 2nd Ed. (1998) ISBN 978-0-521-64976-6
  • Handbook of Discrete and Computational Geometry, with Jacob E. Goodman and Csaba Tóth. 3rd Ed. (2017) ISBN 978-1-49871-139-5
  • Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra, with Erik D. Demaine (2007) ISBN 978-0-521-85757-4
  • Discrete and Computational Geometry, with Satyan Devadoss (2011) ISBN 978-0-691-14553-2.
  • How To Fold It: The Mathematics of Linkages, Origami, and Polyhedra (2011) ISBN 978-0-521-14547-3.


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