Former Associate Head for Graduate Studies and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Retired
Professor Anderson conducted research in computer-aided design and computer graphics. His 56 research grants included being co-principal investigator on two NSF Engineering Research Centers from 1985 to 2004. He served as Associate Director and Deputy Director of the ERC’s. He funded and supervised 21 PhD dissertation students and 37 MS thesis students. Eight PhD students joined faculties of universities.
In his first 20 years of teaching, Prof. Anderson taught two graduate courses in computer graphics to engineering and computer science students. The courses focused on mathematics, algorithms and programming techniques for interactive three dimensional computer-aided design. In the next nearly 20 years he taught two undergraduate courses, a core sophomore mechanical engineering course in design and a senior elective in computer-aided design and prototyping.