Meet Ileana Streinu, Ph.D.

Ileana Streinu, Ph.D., Charles N. Clark Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, Smith College (MA); and Frances B. Cashin Fellow, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 2018-2019, appeared in November 2018 on SftPublic’s Contemporary Science program with her colleague Ciprian S. Borcea, Ph.D..

Dr. Streinu and Dr. Borcea discussed the research project they were working on during their year as Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. That project would include a book for non-specialists about the geometry underlying structure and motion. It would explain how geometry determines the limits of structures and motion, in animate forms, from protein folding to human movements, and inanimate forms, from crystals to robots. This project is of great interest and value to a wide audience, from professionals in numerous fields to the curious reader who wants to learn about the fascinating geometric principles of nature.

Video of the Streinu-Borcea November 13, 2018 interview The Geometric Basis of Structure and Motion