Carola Wenk is a Professor of Computer Science at Tulane University and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science. She also holds an adjunct appointment in the Mathematics department. 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. Her research interests span a wide range of application areas including geospatial data analysis, intelligent transportation systems, geographic information science, biomedical imaging, and computational biology.