Nina Amenta

I am a professor of Computer Science at the University of California at Davis. Currently, I am also Chair of the Computer Sciene Department. I am part of the Visualization and Graphics Research Group.

email: nina.amenta"at"gmail.com

My office is in the main CS Department suite at 2063 Kemper Hall.

Phone (530)-754-5377
Phone (chair) (530)-754-8016
FAX (530)-752-4767

My lab is 2338 Academic Surge

Mailing Address:
Nina Amenta
Department of Computer Science
University of California
One Sheilds Avenue
Davis, CA 95616


Courses I have taught:

  • ECS 89H, Beginning Web Programming.
  • ECS 223, Parallel Algorithms.
  • ECS 293a, Introduction to Research in CS.
  • ECS 10, Introduction to Computer Programming.
  • ECS 175, Introduction to Computer Graphics.
  • ECS 226, Computational Geometry.
  • ECS 20, Discrete Math.
  • ECS 122a, Undergraduate Algorithms.
  • ECS 175, Undergraduate Graphics.
  • ECS 177, Undergraduate Visualization.
  • ECS222a, Graduate Algorithms.
  • ECS 289H, Graduate Seminar on Algorithms in 3D Photography.


  • Here is a list of my publications.

    Here are some Web-based projects by my students.

  • Web-based visualization of plot-sized patches of forest airborne LiDAR data, by Stewart He, using some of the tools from this paper.
  • Conscious Cook, a recipe search tool that shows water and carbon emissions impact data to the ingredients.

  • From xkcd