- 4607B South Hall
Speaker: Josh Pankau
Title: Voronoi Diagrams and Fortune's Method
Abstract: Given a finite collection S of points in the plane, each point in S generates a region in the plane that contains all points closest to it in relation to all other points of S. This subdivides the plane into convex polygonal regions, and such a subdivision is called a Voronoi Diagram. Voronoi Diagrams have many applications ranging from Astronomy to Zoology (see what I did there?), but are very tedious to calculate straight from the definition.
In this talk I will discuss Fortune's Method, which is a more efficient way of building the Diagram, some properties of Voronoi Diagrams, and their relationship with Delaunay Triangulation.