Victor Malencovic is a Professor of Computer Science in the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Miami. He joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science in 1994. In 2000, he founded the Department of Computer Science, and he served as chair from 2000-2003. From 1988-2004, he was a faculty member of the Division of Applied Sciences of Harvard University.
Victor's research interests lie in computational geometry, numerical analysis, mathematical programming, nesting and layout, path planning, and physically based animation. He has developed and continues to develop techniques for "robust geometry": addressing numerical issues in the implementation of algorithms of computation geometry. He has applied these techniques and those of mathematical programming to the problems of finding locally and globally optimal layouts of parts for clothing and other manufacture. Similarly, these techniques have led to algorithms for animating crowded scenes with more than 1000 rigid bodies.
In 1991, Victor received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award. He has received research funding from the National Science Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, and the National Textile Center, the Textile/Clothing Technology Corporation, and the University of Miami Edward Arnold Confluent Media Laboratory. Royalty income from Microdynamics and Gerber Garment Technologies for software developed by Victor and his students at Harvard exceeds $300,000, and he continues a relationship with Gerber. Other layout software was put to use in the micro-electronics industry.
Victor received his A.B. degree, summa cum laude in Mathematics, from Harvard and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.