Michael Ian Shamos

Michael Ian Shamos

Michael Ian Shamos is an American mathematician, attorney, book author, journal editor, consultant and company director. He is the author of 'Computational Geometry' , which was for many years the standard textbook in computational geometry, and is known for the Shamos–Hoey sweep line algorithm for line segment intersection detection and for the rotating calipers technique for finding the width and diameter of a geometric figure. Wikipedia*

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Michael Ian Shamos has six videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2004 Forum as a Director for the Universal Library of the Carnegie Mellon University. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2006 with an average of 183 views per program. Most appearances with Gracia M. Hillman (2). Most common tag: Election Procedures.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2001 - Present Distinguished Professor, Institute for Software Research International, Carnegie Mellon University Videos: 2 c. January 1, 1998 - Present Director, Universal Library, Carnegie Mellon University Videos: 4

Recent Appearances

  • Voting Systems: Election Officials

    Voting Systems: Election Officials

    The U.S. Election Assistance Commission held a public meeting and hearing on their Voting System Testing and Certification…

  • Electronic Voting Machines

    Electronic Voting Machines

    The House Administration Committee held a hearing on electronic voting machine verification, security, and paper trails.…

  • Voting Rights Issues

    Voting Rights Issues

    Panelists discussed issues facing African-American voters and responded to audience questions.

  • Electronic Voting Security

    Electronic Voting Security

    Witnesses testified regarding the security, accuracy, and verifiability of electronic voting systems. Among the topics…

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