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Developing Middle School Students’ Engineering Design Concepts through Toy Design Workshop

Ninger Zhou, Tarun Thomas George, Joran W. Booth, Jeffrey Alperovich, Senthil Chandrasegaran, Nielsen L. Pereira, Jeffrey David Tew, Devaatta Nadgukar Kulkaerni, Karthik Ramani
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Deep Learning 3D Shape Surfaces using Geometry Images

Ayan SInha, Jing Bai, Karthik Ramani
The 14th European Conference on Computer Vision, October 11-14, 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. To appear
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Deconvolving feedback loops in recommender systems

Ayan Sinha, David Gleich, Karthik Ramani
Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems 2016, Barcelona, Spain, To Appear
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FEASY: A Sketch-based Tool for Finite Element Analysis

Sundar Murugappan, Cecil Piya, Maria C. Yang, Karthik Ramani
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Volume 16, Issue 3, September 2016
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TRing: Instant and Customizable Interactions with Objects Using an Embedded Magnet and a Finger-Worn Device

Sang Ho Yoon, Yunbo Zhang, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
To Appear in Proceedings of the 29th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology (UIST'16) , Tokyo, Japan, 2016
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The intrinsic geometric structure of protein-protein interaction networks for protein interaction prediction

Yi Fang, Mengtian Sun, Guoxian Dai, and Karthik Ramani
IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB) TCBB Homepage archive Volume 13 Issue 1, January/February 2016 Pages 76-85
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Proto-TAI++: Exploring perceptually consistent creation of planar shape assemblies through multi-modal tangible interactions

Cecil Piya, Vinayak, Karthik Ramani
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, Volume 16, Issue 3, September 2016
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DeepHand: Robust Hand Pose Estimation by Completing a Matrix Imputed with Deep Features

Ayan Sinha*, Chiho Choi*, and Karthik Ramani (* denotes equal contribution)
In Proc. IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2016, Las Vegas, USA.
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The Design For Additive Manufacturing Worksheet

Joran W. Booth, Jeffery Alperovich, Tahira N. Reid, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences &Computers and Information in Engineering ConferenceIDETC/CIE 2016August 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
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RealFusion: An Interactive Workflow for Repurposing Real-World Objects towards Early-stage Creative Ideation

Cecil Piya, Vinayak, Yunbo Zhang, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2016, Victoria, BC, Canada
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CardBoardiZer: Creatively Customize, Articulate and Fold 3D Mesh Models

Yunbo Zhang,Wei Gao, Luis Paredes, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 897-907). ACM.
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Wearable Textile Input Device with Multimodal Sensing for Eyes-Free Mobile Interaction during Daily Activities

Sang Ho Yoon, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
Pervasive and Mobile Computing (Elsevier), Available online 29 April 2016, ISSN 1574-1192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmcj.2016.04.008
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Optimal Fitting of Strain-Controlled Flattenable Mesh Surfaces

Yunbo Zhang, Charlie C. L. Wang, Karthik Ramani
The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 1-15.
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Cubimorph: Designing Modular Handheld Shape Changing Devices for End-Users

Roudaut, Anne and Krusteva, Diana and Karnik, Abhijit Anil and McCoy, Mike and Ramani, Karthik and Subramanian, Sriram
The International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2016, Stockholm, Sweden.
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TMotion

TMotion: Embedded 3D Mobile Input using Magnetic Sensing Technique

Sang Ho Yoon, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI'16), Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2016
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MobiSweep: Exploring Spatial Design Ideation Using a Smartphone as a Hand-held Reference Plane

Vinayak, Devarajan Ramanujan, Cecil Piya, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, Netherlands, 2016
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Interventions for Teaching Sketching Skills and Reducing Inhibition for Novice Engineering Designers

Joran W. Booth, Elkin A. Taborda, Karthik Ramani, and Tahira Reid
Design Studies, 43, 1-23.
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RevoMaker: Enabling Multi-directional and Functionally-embedded 3D Printing using a Rotational Cuboidal Platform

Wei Gao*, Yunbo Zhang*, Diogo C. Nazzetta, Karthik Ramani, Raymond J. Cipra
In Proceedings of ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, (UIST '15), Charlotte, NC, USA
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Extracting Hand Grasp & Motion for Intent Expression in Mid-Air Shape Deformation: A Concrete & Iterative Exploration through a Virtual Pottery Application

Vinayak and Karthik Ramani
Computers & Graphics, Volume 55, April 2016, Pages 143-156, ISSN 0097-8493, (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cag.2015.10.012.)
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A Collaborative Filtering Approach to Real-Time Hand Pose Estimation

Chiho Choi, Ayan Sinha, Joon Hee Choi, Sujin Jang, and Karthik Ramani
In Proc. IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) 2015, Santiago, Chile.
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Bridging The Gaps: Augmenting Design Learning Through Computer-Aided Exploration

Anirudh Roshan Sriram, DeLean Tolbert , Monica Cardella , Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & International Conference on Design Education, IDETC/DEC 2015, August 30-September 2, 2015, Boston, USA
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Empirical Studies of Functional Decomposition in Early Design

Joran W. Booth, Ahbinav Bhasin, Tahira Reid, and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2015 August 2-5, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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Comparing Functional Analysis Methods for Product Dissection Tasks

Joran W. Booth, Tahira N. Reid, Claudia Eckert, Karthik Ramani
Journal of Mechanical Design J. Mech. Des 137(8), 081101 (Aug 01, 2015) (10 pages) doi: 10.1115/1.4030232
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MotionFlow for pattern analysis of human motion data. (a) Pose tree: a simplified representation of multiple motion sequences
aggregating the same transitions into a tree diagram. (b) A window dedicated to show a subtree structure based on a query. (c)
Space-filling treemap representation of the motion sequence data using slice-and-dice layout. (d) Node-link diagram of pose
clusters (nodes) and transitions (links) between them. This view supports interactive partition-based pose clustering. (e) Multi-tab
interface for storing unique motion patterns. (f) Animations of single or multiple selected human motions.

MotionFlow: Visual Abstraction and Aggregation of Sequential Patterns in Human Motion Tracking Data

Sujin Jang, Niklas Elmqvist, and Karthik Ramani
IEEE Transaction on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) vol.22, no.1, pp.21-30, Jan. 31, 2016 / IEEE Conference on Visual Analytics Science and Technology (VAST) Oct. 25-30, Chicago, IL, 2015. In print.
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A framework for visualization-driven eco-conscious design exploration

Deverajan Ramanujan, William Z. Bernstein, William Benjamin, Karthik Ramani, Niklas Elmqvist, Devadatta Kulkarni, Jeffrey Tew
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. 2015 Dec 1;15(4):041010.
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Mutually coordinated visualization of product and supply chain metadata for sustainable design

William Z. Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Devadatta Kulkarni, Jeffrey Tew, Niklas Elmqvist, Fu Zhao, Karthik Ramani
Journal of Mechanical Design. 2015 Dec 1;137(12):121101.
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HandiMate: Exploring a Modular Robotics kit for Animating Crafted Toys

Sang Ho Yoon†, Ansh Verma†, Kylie Peppler, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Interaction Design & Children (IDC'15), Tufts University, USA, 2015
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The Status, Challenges, and Future of Additive Manufacturing in Engineering

Wei Gao, Yunbo Zhang, Devarajan Ramanujan, Karthik Ramani, Yong Chen, Christopher B. Williams, Charlie C.L. Wang, Yung C. Shin, Song Zhang, Pablo D. Zavattieri
Computer-Aided Design, doi:10.1016/j.cad.2015.04.001
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Hand Grasp and Motion for Intent Expression in Mid-Air Virtual Pottery

Vinayak and Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of Graphics Interface 2015 (GI '15). Canadian Information Processing Society, Toronto, Ont., Canada, Canada
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A Gesture-free Geometric Approach for Mid-Air Expression of Design Intent

Vinayak and Karthik Ramani
Computer-Aided Design (Elsevier), Available online 17 July 2015, ISSN 0010-4485, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cad.2015.06.006.
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Sketcholution: Interaction Histories for Sketching

Zhenpeng Zhao, William Benjamin, Niklas Elmqvist, Karthik Ramani
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 82 (2015) 11–20
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Informing Early Design Via Crowd-based Co-creation

Devarajan Ramanujan, Vinayak, Yash Nawal, Tahira Reid, Karthik Ramani
ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, August 2-5, Boston ,MA
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HandiMate: Create and Animate using everyday objects

Jasjeet Singh Seehra, Ansh Verma, Kylie Peppler, Karhik Ramani
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interactions, Stanford University, January 15-19, 2015
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Heat-Passing Framework for Robust Interpretation of Data in Networks

Yi Fang, Mengtian Sun, Karthik Ramani
PLoS ONE 10(2), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0116121, 2015
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TIMMi: Finger-worn Textile Input Device with Multimodal Sensing in Mobile Interaction

Sang Ho Yoon, Vinh Nguyen, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI'15), Stanford University, USA, 2015
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SOFTii: Soft Tangible Interface for Continuous Control of Virtual Objects with Pressure-based Input

Vinh Nguyen, Pramod Kumar, Sang Ho Yoon, Ansh Verma, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction, Jan 15-19, Stanford University, USA. pp 539-544, 2015
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GestureAnalyzer: Visual Analytics for Pattern Analysis of Mid-Air Hand Gestures

Sujin Jang, Niklas Elmqvist, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction, October 4-5, 2014, Honolulu, HI, USA
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Plex: Finger-Worn Textile Sensor for Mobile Interaction during Activities

Sang Ho Yoon, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct Publication (Ubicomp'14 Adjunct), Seattle, USA, 2014.
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BendID: Flexible Interface for Localized Deformation Recognition

Vinh Nguyen, Sang Ho Yoon, Ansh Verma, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ACM international Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing, Sep 13-17, Seattle, USA. pp 553-557, 2014
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Art Meets Engineering Design: An Approach for Reducing Sketch Inhibition in Engineers During the Design Process

Joran W. Booth, Abhinav K. Bhasin, and Karthik Ramani
ASME IDETC/CIE 2014
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Evaluating the Bottom-Up Method for Functional Decomposition in Product Dissection Tasks

Joran W. Booth, Abhinav K. Bhasin, Tahira Reid, Karthik Ramani
ASME IDETC/CIE 2014
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Prioritizing Design for Environment Strategies Using a Stochastic Analytic Hierarchy Process

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Z. Bernstein, Mikko Koho, Fu Zhao, Karthik Ramani
Journal of Mechanical Design, 136(7), 071002
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KINETOGAMI, A Reconfigurable and Printable Sheet Folding

Wei Gao, Karthik Ramani, Raymond J. Cipra and Thomas Siegmund
ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 135(11), doi: 10.1115/1.4025506, 2013
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Contextualizing Environmental Sustainability in Design Engineering Curricula

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Z. Bernstein, Monica Cardella, Karthik Ramani
ASME IDETC/CIE 2014
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PROTO-TAI: Quick Design Prototyping using Tangible Assisted Interfaces

Cecil Piya, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2014, August 16-20, 2014, Buffalo, NY, USA
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Lateral and vertical transformations observed in the study. Lateral transformations can occur through modification of an existing sketch, or through the creation of a new sketch inspired from an existing sketch, to create a new idea. Vertical transformations can occur through adding details such as dimensions,  annotations, or features to an existing sketch, or through a new sketch showing a different detail, to develop an existing idea.

Collaborative Sketching with skWiki: A Case Study

Senthil Chandrasegaran, Sriram Karthik Badam, Zhenpeng Zhao, Niklas Elmqvist, Lorraine Kisselburgh, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME IDETC/CIE Conference, Aug 17-20,Buffalo, NY, 2014.
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We present a screenshot of the ViSER tool. The supply chain shown is representative of the peripheral computer equipment industry. Each callout points to a specific feature of the ViSER platform and are described as follows: (A) a directed graph that represents the supply chain network as the edges connected to the selected nodes are shown in red, (B) a representation fo the product system graph oriented by a combination of force directed physics and user manipulation, (C) change propagation results for selected nodes of interest, (D) a comparison chart of impact categories for selected nodes of interest, (E) sparklines for each criterion with outliers shown in red and (F) the profile of selected node attributes, e.g.\ time and smog. A video demonstration of ViSER can be found here: \href{http://youtu.be/pDJAqW9H3ME}{\textcolor{blue}{http://youtu.be/pDJAqW9H3ME}}.

ViSER: Visualizing supply chains for eco-conscious redesign

William Z. Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Niklas Elmqvist, Fu Zhao, Karthik Ramani
ASME 2014 IDETC/CIE DFMLC
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Remanufacturing of Turbine Blades by Laser Direct Deposition with Its Energy and Environmental Impact Analysis

J. Michael Wilson, Cecil Piya, Yung C. Shin, Fu Zhao, Karthik Ramani
Journal of Cleaner Production 80 (2014), 170 - 178
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HexaMorph: A Reconfigurable and Foldable Hexapod Robot Inspired by Origami

Wei Gao, Ke Huo, Jasjeet S. Seehra, Karthik Ramani, and Raymond J. Cipra
IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'14) , Chicago, September, 2014
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ChiroBot: Modular-Robotic Manipulation via Spatial Hand Gestures.

Jasjeet Singh Seehra, Ansh Verma and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 2014 conference on Interaction design and children (IDC '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 209-212.
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