Carola Wenk

Professor and Chair

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Carola Wenk

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Education & Affiliations

Ph.D., 2002, Freie Universität Berlin


Carola Wenk is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Tulane University. She also holds an adjunct appointment in the Mathematics department. Her research area is in algorithms and computational geometry, with a focus on shape matching algorithms and interdisciplinary applications. Dr. Wenk has won research, teaching, and service awards, including an NSF CAREER award. Previously, she has headed an NIH-funded computational core facility for computational biology. Her research interests include a wide range of application areas including, but not limited to, geospatial data analysis, intelligent transportation systems, geographic information science, computational biology, and medical informatics.

Research Interests

My research interests are Algorithms and Data Structures, in particular Computational Geometry and Shape Matching, as well as Discrete Mathematics and applied areas such as Computational Biology and Intelligent Transportation Systems.