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We present a collection of new techniques for designing and analyzing eecient external-memory algorithms for graph problems and illustrate how these techniques can be applied to a wide variety of speciic problems. Our results include: Proximate-neighboring. We present a simple method for deriving external-memory lower bounds via reductions from a problem we… (More)

- Yi-Jen Chiang, Joseph S. B. Mitchell
- SODA
- 1999

We consider the two-point query version of the fundamental geometric shortest path problem: Given a set h of polygonal obstacles iu the plane, having a total of n vertices, build a data structure such that for any two query points s and t we can efficiently determine the length, d(s,t), of an Euclidean shortest obstacle-avoiding path, *(s,t), from s to t.… (More)

- Yi-Jen Chiang, Cláudio T. Silva
- IEEE Visualization
- 1997

In this paper we give I/O-optimal techniques for the extraction of isosurfaces from volumetric data, by a novel application of the UO-optimal interval tree of Arge aud Vitter. The main idea is to prepm-cess the dataset once anal for all to build au efficient search strut-ture in disk, aud then each time we want to extract au isosurface, we perform au… (More)

- Yi-Jen Chiang, Tobias Lenz, Xiang Lu, Günter Rote
- Comput. Geom.
- 2005

Contour trees are used when high-dimensional data are preprocessed for efficient extraction of isocontours for the purpose of visualization. So far, efficient algorithms for contour trees are based on processing the data in sorted order. We present a new algorithm that avoids sorting of the whole dataset, but sorts only a subset of so-called… (More)

- Yi-Jen Chiang, Cláudio T. Silva, William J. Schroeder
- IEEE Visualization
- 1998

In this paper, we present a novel out-of-core technique for the interactive computation of isosurfaces from volume data. Our algorithm minimizes the main memory and disk space requirements on the visualization workstation, while speeding up isosurface extraction queries. Our overall approach is a two-level indexing scheme. First, by our meta-cell technique,… (More)

- Cong Wang, Yi-Jen Chiang, Chee-Keng Yap
- Symposium on Computational Geometry
- 2013

We propose to design new algorithms for motion planning problems using the well-known Domain Subdivision paradigm, coupled with "soft" predicates. Unlike the traditional exact predicates in computational geometry, our primitives are only exact in the limit. We introduce the notion of resolution-exact algorithms in motion planning: such an algorithm has an… (More)

Approved for public release; further dissemination unlimited DISCLAIMER This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor the University of California nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or… (More)

- Jihad El-Sana, Yi-Jen Chiang
- Comput. Graph. Forum
- 2000

In this paper, we propose a novel external-memory algorithm to support view-dependent simplification for datasets much larger than main memory. In the preprocessing phase, we use a new spanned sub-meshes simplification technique to build view-dependence trees I/O-efficiently, which preserves the correct edge collapsing order and thus assures the run-time… (More)

- Yi-Jen Chiang, Franco P. Preparata, Roberto Tamassia
- SIAM J. Comput.
- 1993

We describe a new technique for dynamically maintaining the trapezoidal decomposition of a connected planar map M with n vertices, and apply it to the development of a uniied dynamic data structure that supports point-location, ray-shooting, and shortest-path queries in M. The space requirement is O(n logn). Point-location queries take time O(log n).… (More)

- Yi-Jen Chiang, James T. Klosowski, Changkil Lee, Joseph S. B. Mitchell
- 1997

We consider the problems of conflict detection and resolution in air traffic management (ATM) from the perspective of computational geometry and give algorithms for solving these problems efficiently. For conflict resolution, we propose a simple method that can route multiple aircraft, conflict-free, through a cluttered airspace, using a prioritized routing… (More)