Evanthia Papadopoulou is professor of computer science at the Università della Svizzera italiana. She joined USI in 2008, initially as an associate professor, and as professor since 2016. Prior to that she had been a research staff member at the IBM T.J. Watson research center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA, from 1996 to 2008. Following 2004, she had also been an assistant professor in the department of computer science at the Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece. She holds a BS degree in mathematics from University of Athens, an MS in computer science from University of Illinois at Chicago, and a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, December 1995.
Her research interests include the design and analysis of discrete algorithms, computational geometry and its applications, robust geometric computing, the implementation of geometric algorithms, and algorithmic aspects of VLSI computer-aided design. For her work on "Voronoi diagram based VLSI Critical Area Analysis", she received the IBM outstanding innovation award, August 2006, and the Technical Accomplishment for IBM Research, December 2006.