Carola Wenk is a Professor of Computer Science at Tulane University. Her research area is in computational geometry, with a focus on shape matching algorithms. Her work encompasses theoretical aspects including algorithms and topological data analysis, as well as interdisciplinary applications ranging from geospatial to biomedical data analysis. She is an expert on the Fréchet distance for curves, and her work on map-matching GPS trajectories and road map construction and comparison has laid theoretical foundations for practitioners in the field. Dr. Wenk has won research, teaching, and service awards, including an NSF CAREER award. She has also served as the chair of the faculty senate and as faculty advisor for student organizations.