William Benjamin

William

William Benjamin is a PhD Student at Cdesign Lab. His research interests include Human Computer Interaction, Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Apart form being a researcher, William is an avid photographer and artist. His goals that drive him are: -To work with an energetic team to create something phenomenal! -To practice engineering as an art. -To bring engineering into art. -To make Computer Vision interactive and relevant to real world. -To work among the best, most creative, and talented people in the world.

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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. To appear.
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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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Figure: Detail of final robot illustration by an artist created using Juxtapoze while freely exploring (10 min). The task log shows substantial
time spent on edits and personalization of constituent shapes.

Juxtapoze: Supporting Serendipity and Creative Expression in Clipart Compositions

William Benjamin, Senthil Chandrasegaran, Devarajan Ramanujan, Niklas Elmqvist, SVN Vishwanathan, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, April 26 - May 1, Toronto, Canada. pp 341-350, 2014.
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Best Paper Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Benjamin,  and William Z. Bernstein along with Professors’ Niklas Elmqvist and Karthik Ramani were awarded the 2013 Design for Manufacturing and the… Continue reading...
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shapeSift: Suggesting sustainable options in design reuse from part repositories

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Benjamin, William Z. Benstein, Niklas Elmqvist, Karthik Ramani
ASME IDETC/CIE 2013
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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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HeatWalk: Robust Salient Segmentation of Non-rigid Shapes

William Benjamin, Andrew Wood Polk, S. V. N. Vishwanathan, and Karthik Ramani
Computer Graphics Forum Volume 30 (2011), Number 7 Pages 2097-2106
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Global Geometric Affinity for Revealing High Fidelity Protein Interaction Network

Yi Fang, William Benjamin, Mengtian Sun, and Karthik Ramani
PLoS ONE 6(5): e19349.
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Using Diffusion Distances for Flexible Molecular Shape Comparison

Yu-shen Liu, Qi Li, Guo-Qin Zheng, Karthik Ramani, and William Benjamin
BMC Bioinformatics 2010, 11:480
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