Dinesh Mehta

Dinesh Mehta, Faculty Trustee

Term began January 1, 2023
Term expires December 31, 2024

Dinesh Mehta has been on the Mines faculty since 2000, where he is currently Professor of Computer Science. He received degrees in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, the University of Minnesota and the University of Florida. He was a Visiting Professor at Intel’s Strategic CAD Labs and at TCS Research. 

Dr. Mehta’s research interests and publications are in algorithms and data structures, which he has applied to problems arising in VLSI design automation, mobile computing, computational materials, cheminformatics and network science. At Mines, he teaches the required undergraduate course on CSCI 406 Algorithms. He is a co-author of the text Fundamentals of Data Structures in C++, co-editor of the Handbook of Data Structures and Applications and the Handbook of Algorithms for Physical Design Automation. He is a former Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems-I and currently serves as Associate Editor for ACM Computing Surveys.

At Mines, Dr. Mehta serves as Associate Director of the ORwE (Operations Research with Engineering) PhD program. He has served on the Mines Faculty Senate (including as Senate president). He was Assistant Department Head and Interim Department Head in the former Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences. More recently, he has chaired the Mines Handbook Committee and the University Promotion and Tenure Committee.