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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.
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GhostAR: A Time-space Editor for Embodied Authoring of Human-Robot Collaborative Task with Augmented Reality

Yuanzhi Cao, Tianyi Wang, Xun Qian, Pawan S. Rao, Manav Wadhawan, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. ACM, 2019.
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Congratulations to Dr. Ke Huo for receiving his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering!

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

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Gauss’s law for networks directly reveals community boundaries

Ayan Sinha, David F. Gleich & Karthik Ramani
Scientific reports 8.1 (2018): 11909.
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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
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Plain2Fun: Augmenting Ordinary Objects with Interactive Functions by Auto-Fabricating Surface Painted Circuits

Tianyi Wang, Ke Huo, Pratik Chawla, Guiming Chen, Siddharth Banerjee, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 2018 DIS Designing Interactive Systems Conference, June 9-13, 2018, Hong Kong, China, with honourable mention.
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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
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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...
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Plain2Fun: Augmenting Ordinary Objects with Interactive Functions by Auto-Fabricating Surface Painted Circuits

Tianyi Wang, Ke Huo, Partik Chawla, Guiming Chen, Siddharth Banerjee, Karthik Ramani
In Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (p. LBW113). ACM.
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Ani-Bot: A Modular Robotics System Supporting Creation, Tweaking, and Usage with Mixed-Reality Interactions

Yuanzhi Cao, Zhuangying Xu, Terrell Glenn, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
Twelfth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interactions (TEI 2018) March 18-21, Stockholm, Sweden
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iSoft has been selected as top 10 2017 research news stories from Purdue University !

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iSoft has been published in ACM interactions with full 2 page coverage

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Ani-Bot: A Mixed-Reality Ready Modular Robotics System

Yuanzhi Cao, Zhuangying Xu, Terrell Glenn, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology (UIST 2017 Poster Abstract) , Quebec City, Canada, 2017
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Innovative material for soft sensor could bring new tactile tech

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iSoft: A Customizable Soft Sensor with Real-time Continuous Contact and Stretching Sensing

Sang Ho Yoon, Ke Huo, Yunbo Zhang, Guiming Chen, Luis Paredes, Subramanian Chidambaram, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology (UIST'17) , Quebec City, Canada, 2017 (Acceptance Rate: 22.5%)
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Robust Hand Pose Estimation during the Interaction with an Unknown Object

Chiho Choi, Sang Ho Yoon, Chin-Ning Chen, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, 3123-3132
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Learning Hand Articulations by Hallucinating Heat Distribution

Chiho Choi, Sangpil Kim, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, 3104-3113
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DESIGN PATTERNS FOR VISUALIZATION-BASED TOOLS IN SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN

Ramanujan D., Bernstein W.Z., Ramani K.
Proceedings of the 2017 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Visual Analytics Tools for Sustainable Lifecycle Design: Current Status, Challenges, and Future Opportunities.

Ramanujan D., Bernstein W.Z., Chandrasegaran SK., Ramani K.
Journal of Mechanical Design 139.11 (2017): 111415.
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The Design for Additive Manufacturing Worksheet

Joran W. Booth, Jeffrey Alperovich, Pratik Chawla, Jiayan Ma, Tahira Reid, Karthik Ramani
Journal of Mechanical Design 139.10 (2017): 100904.
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Integrating Visual Analytics Support for Grounded Theory Practice in Qualitative Text Analysis

Senthil Chandrasegaran, Sriram Karthik Badam, Lorraine Kisselburgh, Karthik Ramani, Niklas Elmqvist
Computer Graphics Forum. Vol. 36. No. 3. 2017.
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Merging Sketches for Creative Design Exploration: An Evaluation of Physical and Cognitive Operations

Senthil Chandrasegaran, Sriram Karthik Badam, Ninger Zhou, Zhenpeng Zhao, Lorraine Kisselburgh, Kylie Peppler, Niklas Elmqvist, Karthik Ramani
In proceedings of the 2017 Graphics Interface Conference.
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The Influence of Toy Design Activities on Middle School Students Understanding of the Engineering Design Processes

Ninger Zhou, Nielsen L. Pereira, Tarun Thomas George, Jeffrey Alperovich, Joran Booth, Senthil Chandrasegaran, Jeffrey David Tew, Devadatta M. Kulkarni, Karthik Ramani
Journal of Science Education and Technology (2017): 1-13.
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Study Researches ‘Gorilla-Arm’ Fatigue in Mid-Air Computer Usage

Arm fatigue accumulates during a prolonged use of mid-air interfaces such as Oculus Rift. (Purdue University Photo/Brian Huchel) WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Researchers at Purdue… Continue reading...
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SurfNet: Generating 3D shape surfaces using deep residual networks

Sinha, A., Unmesh, A., Huang, Q., and Ramani, K
Proceedings of the IEEE conference on computer vision and pattern recognition. 2017.
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BikeGesture: User Elicitation and Performance of Micro Hand Gesture as Input for Cycling

Yanke Tan, Sang Ho Yoon, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA' 17: 2147-2154), Denver, CO, May 6-11, 2017
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VizScribe: A visual analytics approach to understand designer behavior

Chandrasegaran, S., Badam, S. K., Kisselburgh, L., Peppler, K., Elmqvist, N., and Ramani, K.
International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 100, April 2017, pp. 66 -- 80.
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Modeling Cumulative Arm Fatigue in Mid-Air Interaction based on Perceived Exertion and Kinetics of Arm Motion

Sujin Jang, Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Satyajit Ambike, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017: 3328-3339), Denver, CO, May 6-11, 2017 (Acceptance Rate: 25%)
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WireFab: Mix-Dimension Modeling and Fabrication for 3D Mesh Models

Min Liu, Yunbo Zhang, Jing Bai, Yuanzhi Cao, Jeffrey Alperovich, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017: 965-976), Denver, CO, May 6-11, 2017 (Acceptance Rate: 25%)
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Window-Shaping: 3D Design Ideation by Creating on, Borrowing from, and Looking at the Physical World

Ke Huo, Vinayak, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the TEI'17: Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. ACM. (TEI'17: 37-45) , Yokohama, Japan, Mar., 2017
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Co-3Deator: A Team-First Collaborative 3D Design Ideation Tool

Cecil Piya, Vinayak, Senthil Chandrasegaran, Niklas Elmqvist, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017: 6581-6592), Denver, CO, May 6-11, 2017 (Acceptance Rate: 25%)
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Deconvolving Feedback Loops in Recommender Systems

Ayan Sinha, David F. Gleich, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS'16) , Barcelona, Spain, 2016
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Window-Shaping: 3D Design Ideation in Mixed Reality

Ke Huo, Vinayak, Karthik Ramani
In Proceedings of the 2016 Symposium on Spatial User Interaction, Tokyo, Japan, 2016 Oct.
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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
In Proceedings of the 29th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software & Technology (UIST'16) , Tokyo, Japan, 2016 (Acceptance Rate: 20.6%)
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