Cecil Piya


Cecil Piya is a PhD student in the school of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. Mr. Piya received his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and is currently working as a graduate research assistant in C-Design Lab. His research entails development of novel Human-Computer Interactions that leverage spatial gestures and tangible 3D interfaces to support virtual shape modeling applications. In the past he has also conducted research in areas such as digital shape reconstruction, geometric reverse engineering for additive manufacturing, feature detection in virtual mechanical parts, and object identification in 2D images.


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

Handy-Potter: Rapid 3D Shape Exploration Through Natural Hand Motions

Vinayak, Sundar Murugappan, Cecil Piya, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2012, August 12-15, 2012, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Towards locally and globally shape-aware reverse 3D modeling

Manish Goyal, Sundar Murugappan, Cecil Piya, William Benjamin, Yi Fang, Min Liu, Karthik Ramani
Computer-Aided Design, Volume 44, Issue 6, June 2012, Pages 537-553

Virtual Repair: Geometric Reconstruction for Remanufacturing Gas Turbine Blades

Cecil Piya, J. Michael Wilson, Sundar Murugappan, Yung Shin, and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference IDETC/DFMLC 2011 August 29 - 31, 2011, Washington, DC, USA