Cecil Piya

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Cecil Piya is a PhD graduate from the school of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. Dr. Piya received his BSc in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and earned his Doctorate at Purdue, while working as a graduate researcher in the C-Design Lab under Prof. Karthik Ramani. Here, his research explored novel Human-Computer Interactions and Digital Interfaces that leverage spatial gestures, tangible interactions, and pen-and-touch based media to support virtual 3D product design and shape modeling. In the past he also conducted research in areas such as digital shape reconstruction from 3D point clouds, geometric support for additive manufacturing, feature detection in 3D models, object identification in 2D images, and heat transfer.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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
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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
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