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Congratulations to Subramanian Chidambaram for receiving the 2020 Graduate School Mentoring Award for Graduate Students

Subramanian Chidambaram was named a co-recipient of the 2020 Purdue Graduate School Mentoring Award for Graduate Students. His impressive work with peer mentoring was recognized… Continue reading...

Hands-on with augmented reality in remote classrooms

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — During the COVID-19 pandemic, remote education has forced teachers to use every tool in their toolbox. But augmented reality, which allows… Continue reading...

2019-20 Engineering Graduate Program Awards

Congratulations are in order! Two of the C-Design Lab Team Members, Subramanian Chidambaram and Terrell Glenn, were recently recognized for some of their contributions to… Continue reading...
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Sketch Making for Design Thinking

The C-Design Lab has made course material from ME553 available to the world. Have you ever wanted to take your ideas and communicate them visually?… Continue reading...
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Professor Karthik Ramani Ratified as Donald W. Feddersen Distinguished Professor

Professor Karthik Ramani elevated to Donald W. Feddersen Distinguished Professor by Board of Trustees on Friday (Feb. 7). Below is Distinguished Professor Karthik Ramani’s statements… Continue reading...

Vipo: Spatial-Visual Programming with Functions for Robot-IoT Workflows

Gaoping Huang, Pawan S. Rao, Meng-Han Wu, Xun Qian, Shimon Y. Nof, Karthik Ramani, and Alexander J. Quinn
In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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Using Social Interaction Traced Data and Context to Predict Collaboration Quality and Creative Fluency in Collaborative Design Learning Environments

Ninger Zhou, Lorraine Kisselburgh, Senthil Chandrasegaran, S. Karthik Badam, Niklas Elmqvist, and Karthik Ramani
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies 136 (2020): 102378

Latent transformations neural network for object view synthesis

Sangpil Kim, Nick Winovich, Hyung-Gun Chi, Guang Lin, Karthik Ramani
The Visual Computer (2019): 1-15.

C Design Lab at UIST 2019, New Orleans

From Oct 21 to Oct 23, Professor Ramani, the C Design Lab members, and two alumni Ke Huo (currently works at Facebook) and Sang Ho… Continue reading...

The New Factory Floor

“A lot of these technologies have become much cheaper, while sensors and electronics are much more powerful,” says Karthik Ramani, a mechanical engineering professor at… Continue reading...
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The visitors of EDSE workshop visited C Design Lab and the toy museum with Professor Ramani on Sunday

Last Sunday, Professor Ramani gave the visitors to the 2019 Workshop for NSF Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE) a warm reception and showed them… Continue reading...

2019 NSF Workshop for Engineering Design and Systems Engineering (EDSE)

October 7-8, 2019 at Armstrong Hall, Purdue University… Continue reading...

APMS 2019 Conference Keynote: Redesigning Manufacturing Machines, Design Tools, and Robotics for Smart Human Augmented Spatial Interfaces

Redesigning Manufacturing Machines, Design Tools, and Robotics for Smart Human Augmented Spatial Interfaces – by Dr. Karthik Ramani Abstract: The convergence of many factors such… Continue reading...
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William Bernstein, one of the C Design Lab Alumni, receives ASME 2019 CIE Young Engineer Award

William Bernstein is recognized as a promising young investigator who is making outstanding contributions to the progress in the application of computers in engineering. Click… Continue reading...
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CIE Keynote: Professor Karthik Ramani – Redesigning Manufacturing Machines, Design Tools, and Robotics for Smart Human Augmented Spatial Interfaces

IDETC-CIE Conference: https://event.asme.org/IDETC-CIE Keynote Speakers: https://event.asme.org/Events/media/library/resources/idetc-cie/IDETC-Keynote-Speakers.pdf  … Continue reading...
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Congratulations to Dr. Ke Huo for receiving his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering!

Click here for publications of Dr. Ke Huo.… Continue reading...
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[C-Blog] Purdue Engineering Blog – Upskilling America to Restore Global Competitiveness – by Dr. Karthik Ramani

It’s no secret that the American labor force — and by extension, society as a whole — is splitting into two camps: a relatively small… Continue reading...

Signal Processing Advances Consumer Electronics: New Research Impacts and Improves the Way Users Interact with Mobile and Wearable Devices in Daily Life

The Special Report “Signal Processing Advances Consumer Electronics” in the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (Volume 36, Issue 3, May 2019) talked about “iSoft”, a soft,… Continue reading...

Collaboration Requirement Planning Protocol for HUB-CI in Factories of the Future

P.O. Dusadeerungsikul, M. Sreeram, X. He, A. Nair, K. Ramani, A.J. Quinn, S.Y. Nof
Procedia Manufacturing, ICPR-25, Chicago, IL August 2019

V.Ra: An In-Situ Visual Authoring System for Robot-IoT Task Planning with Augmented Reality

Yuanzhi Cao, Zhuangying Xu, Fan Li, Wentao Zhong, Ke Huo, and Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference (pp. 1059-1070). ACM.

Toy Fair celebrates Purdue’s 150th anniversary

Officially, the ME444 class is called “Computer-Aided Design,” but everyone knows it as the Toy Design class.  Students learn concept generation, CAD design, finite element… Continue reading...

V.Ra: An In-Situ Visual Authoring System for Robot-IoT Task Planning with Augmented Reality

Yuanzhi Cao, Zhuangying Xu, Fan Li, Wentao Zhong, Ke Huo, and Karthik Ramani
Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, LBW0151:1–LBW0151:6. https://doi.org/10.1145/3290607.3312797
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Big data driven jobs remaining time prediction in discrete manufacturing system: a deep learning-based approach

Weiguang Fang, Yu Guo, Wenhe Liao, Karthik Ramani & Shaohua Huang
International Journal of Production Research (2019): 1-16
All the toys created by Purdue mechanical engineering students in this year’s toy design class feature a “Purdue 150” theme, including this giant fidget cube with a 3D-printed Purdue Pete. (Purdue University photo/Jared Pike)

Toy Fair to showcase ‘Purdue 150’ toys designed by engineering students

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Remember when your parents told you to “share your toys” with others? Now, Purdue mechanical engineering students are sharing their toys… Continue reading...

Purdue engineering student recruiting kids to pursue STEAM careers

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – It’s only a matter of time before Terrell Glenn achieves his doctoral degree in engineering. However, he noticed that in his lab… Continue reading...

Congratulations to Pawan Rao for receiving the 2019 Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award

Pawan Rao receives the 2019 Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching for his contribution as TA for ME444 (Fall-18) and… Continue reading...

C Design Lab at the Greater Lafayette Mini Maker Faire 2019

One more year the C-Design Lab is part of the Greater Lafayette Mini Maker Fair, an event that attracts hundreds of children and makers. This… Continue reading...

[C-Blog] Purdue Engineering Blog – What the Media Gets Wrong about Robots – by Dr. Karthik Ramani

The media paints a grim picture of an America in which automation is, in the words of a recent New York Times article, “flushing workers… Continue reading...

Lafayette Mini Maker Faire at Sunnyside Intermedite School on March 2nd 2019, 10am-3pm

On March 2 2019, C Design Lab will participate in Lafayette Mini Make Faire at Sunnyside Intermediate School from 10am to 3pm. The address is:… Continue reading...

Ana, Luis, Terrell, and Xun passed the Ph.D. Area Exam

Congratulations to Ana, Luis, Terrell, and Xun for having passed the Ph.D. Area Exam!  … Continue reading...
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Shape Structuralizer: Design, Fabrication, and User-driven Iterative Refinement of 3D Mesh Models

Subramanian Chidambaram, Yunbo Zhang, Venkatraghavan Sundararajan, Niklas Elmqvist, and Karthik Ramani
ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2019), May 4–9, 2019, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Deep Learning 3D Shapes Using ALT-AZ Anisotropic 2-Sphere Convolution

Liu, Min, Fupin Yao, Chiho Choi, Sinha Ayan, and Karthik Ramani
In proceedings of Seventh International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR), New Orleans, May 6-9, 2019

Manufacturing Research Seminar Series – Smart Manufacturing February 15

Professor Karthik Ramani is going to provide an invited lecture at University of Michigan – Ann Arbor in Smart Manufacturing on February 15 2019. Click… Continue reading...

Tech Knowledge Is Power – by Mung Chiang, Dean of the College of Engineering at Purdue University

“As our world is re-engineered, more people need to learn how engineers analyze, design and operate. Engineering concepts such as modular design and feedback control… Continue reading...

Manufacturing a Future – Indiana Chamber of Commerce BizVoice highlights NSF Factory of the Future project in Jan/Feb 2019 publication

Indiana Chamber of Commerce BizVoice (Click here to open the website) highlights NSF Factory of the Future project in January/February 2019 publication. The goal of… Continue reading...
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GERI 2018 Summer Workshops

  https://Engineering.Purdue.edu/cdesign/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/GERI-2018.mp4   STAR I Workshop Over the summer of 2018, the C Design Lab conducted a two-week Toy Design workshop for students in grades… Continue reading...

SynchronizAR: Instant Synchronization for Spontaneous and Spatial Collaborations in Augmented Reality

Ke Huo, Tianyi Wang, Luis Paredes, Ana M Villanueva, Yuanzhi Cao, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 31th Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST 2018, Oct. 14-17, Berlin, Germany.
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Alumni Success Story – You Wu – Robot Daisy and Pipe Leak Detection

This little robot swims through pipes and finds out if they’re leaking Lighthouse, U.S. winner of the James Dyson Award, looks like a badminton birdie… Continue reading...

C Design Lab to prepare manufacturers, workers for the ‘factory of the future’

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Today’s manufacturers struggle to keep pace with rapid changes in technology because of the inability to adapt and the new skills… Continue reading...

Purdue Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series – Professor Neil Gershenfeld

Prof. Neil Gershenfeld is the Director of MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms. His unique laboratory is breaking down boundaries between the digital and physical… Continue reading...

Integrating environmental sustainability in undergraduate mechanical engineering courses using guided discovery instruction

Devarajan Ramanujan, Ninger Zhou & Karthik Ramani
Journal of Cleaner Production 207 (2019): 190-203.

MultiSoft: Soft Sensor Enabling Real-Time Multimodal Sensing with Contact Localization and Deformation Classification

Sang Ho Yoon, Luis Paredes, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT Volume 2 Issue 3, UbiComp 2018)

Ana Villanueva has been accepted into the Rising Stars in Mechanical Engineering Workshop at MIT

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Ana Villanueva has been accepted into the Rising Stars in Mechanical Engineering Workshop at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, October 25-26, 2018.  The workshop is… Continue reading...
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2017 ASME Editors’ Choice Award to ‘The Design for Additive Manufacturing Worksheet’ Publication

Joran Booth, Jeffrey Alperovich, Pratik Chawla, Jiayan Ma, Tahira Reid, and Karthik Ramani
ASME’s Journal of Mechanical Design has given its 2017 Editors’ Choice Award to The Design for Additive Manufacturing Worksheet by Joran Booth, Jeffrey Alperovich, Pratik… Continue reading...

Plain2Fun Publication Receives an Honorable Mention at DIS (Designing Interactive Systems) Conference

Tianyi Wang, Ke Huo, Pratik Chawla, Guiming Chen, Siddharth Banerjee, Karthik Ramani
Plain2Fun: Augmenting Ordinary Objects with Interactive Functions by Auto-Fabricating Surface Painted Circuits; receives an honorable mention among 400+ total submissions at the proceedings of the… Continue reading...

Prestigious Publication: Gauss’s law for networks directly reveals community boundaries – Featured in Scientific Reports

Download: Nature – Gauss’s Law for networks directly reveals community boundaries… Continue reading...

Gauss’s law for networks directly reveals community boundaries

Ayan Sinha, David F. Gleich & Karthik Ramani
Scientific reports 8.1 (2018): 11909.

Toying With Design: Experiencing Design for Rapid Prototyping Using Mini-Fabrication Exercises

Siddharth Banerjee, Caleb Carithers, Aniket Chavan, Devarajan Ramanujan and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2018. August 26-29, 2018, Quebec City, Canada

Scenariot: Spatially Mapping Smart Things Within Augmented Reality Scenes

Ke Huo, Yuanzhi Cao, Sang Ho Yoon, Zhuangying Xu, Guiming Chen, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2018, April 21–26, 2018, Montreal, QC, Canada

C Design team won UIST 2017 student contest — ‘Best Implementation Award’

Yuanzhi Cao, Zhuangying Xu
Yuanzhi Cao and Zhuangying Xu, representing the C Design team, have won the ‘Best Implementation Award’ (by judges) at the student contest of 2017 UIST.… Continue reading...