The Computational Geometry Group works on fonts, graph drawing and motion planning, geometric problems in manufacturing, probabalistic analysis, and vertex enumeration for convex polytopes. Click here to go to the CGM group webpages.
In font design, we study the geometric, mathematical and methodological problems associated with the simulation of handwriting, random typefaces, brushed characters, running ink and linked letters. The character "6" on this page is from a typeface designed from a sample written on a magnetic pad. Our software identifies the important points of a stroke, creates smooth Bézier curves, defines glyphs based on various pen nibs, and outputs a Postscript font.
Contact Luc Devroye for more info on font research.