Bo Brinkman, Ph.D.

Dr. Bo Brinkman

Adjunct Professor


Research Interests

  • Augmented reality
  • Computer ethics
  • Geometric algorithms


  • Ph.D., Computer Science
    Princeton University
  • B.S., Computer Science
    University of Washington


Augmented Reality

Advancing augmented reality technology, and augmented reality as a cultural practice. Dr. Brinkman's goal is to develop high-impact augmented reality applications that will be used or experienced by ordinary people. He has partnered with the MFA program in Interaction Design to place computer scientists and graphic designers on joint projects. He is co-director of the Miami University Augmented Reality Center.

Computer Ethics

Social and ethical implications of computing and interactive media. Dr. Brinkman is the author of a major textbook on computer ethics. He is interested in scholarly projects that advance ethics in computing, or which provide useful ethical guidance to practitioners.


Approximation algorithms and hardness results for geometric problems. This includes work on metric space embedding, as well as algorithms for problems inspired by geographic information systems.


Academic Experience

  • 2010present, Associate Professor and Graduate Director, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Miami University
  • 20042010, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Miami University

Professional Experience

  • 19961999, Application Developer, Cerner Corporation 

Professional Organizations

  • ACM
  • Phi Beta Kappa 

Principal Publications

  • Bo Brinkman and Moses Charikar, " On the Impossibility of Dimension Reduction in L1," in The Proceedings of the 44th Annual IEEE Symposium on the Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS), pp. 514-523, 2003, Invited to the Journal of the ACM. 
  • Sanjeev Arora and Bo Brinkman, "A Randomized ONline Algorithm for Bandwidth Utilization," in The Proceedings of the 13th Annual ACM-SIAM Symposium on Discrete Algorithms (SODA) pp. 535-539, 2002. Also to appear in the Journal of Scheduling.