Yunbo Zhang

Will Yunbo Zhang

Yunbo Zhang is currently a Postdoc Associate working with Prof. Karthik Ramani in C Design Lab, School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. Before he joined Purdue, he worked as Postdoc at The Chinese University of Hong Kong for one year, and at University at Buffalo, SUNY for another year. He got a Ph.D. degree on Mechanical and Automation Engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012, a master degree on Digital Design & Manufacturing from Huazhong University of Science & Technology in 2007, and a bachelor design on Electronics & Information Engineering from Shandong University in 2004. His research interests include geometric modeling & processing, additive manufacturing, human centric design & fabrication, design for fabrication, shape from gradient and geometric modeling for fast rendering. He has coauthored publications in IEEE TVCG, IEEE CGA, CAD, IEEE CVPR, ACM UIST and Eurographics. He also served as peer reviewer for CAD, CGForum, IEEE T-ASE, Eurographics and ACM Siggraph. From June 2014 to July 2015, he was a guest editor for special issue on "Technologies for Human Centric Free-form Products" of Computer-Aided Design and Application. He was rewarded with Best Lifestyle Bronze Award from Hong Kong ITC Awards in 2008, and Championship of Vice-Chancellor's Cup of Student Innovation from CUHK in 2009. [Personal website]


WireFab: Mix-Dimension Modeling and Fabrication for 3D Mesh Models

Min Liu, Yunbo Zhang, Jing Bai, Yuanzhi Cao, Jeffrey Alperovich, Karthik Ramani
We propose WireFab, a rapid modeling and prototyping system that uses bent metal wires as the structure framework. WireFab approximates both the skeletal articulation and… Continue reading...

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

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

CardBoardiZer: Creatively Customize, Articulate and Fold 3D Mesh Models

Yunbo Zhang,Wei Gao, Luis Paredes, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 897-907). ACM.

Optimal Fitting of Strain-Controlled Flattenable Mesh Surfaces

Yunbo Zhang, Charlie C. L. Wang, Karthik Ramani
The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 1-15.

RevoMaker: Enabling Multi-directional and Functionally-embedded 3D Printing using a Rotational Cuboidal Platform

Wei Gao*, Yunbo Zhang*, Diogo C. Nazzetta, Karthik Ramani, Raymond J. Cipra
In Proceedings of ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, (UIST '15), Charlotte, NC, USA

The Status, Challenges, and Future of Additive Manufacturing in Engineering

Wei Gao, Yunbo Zhang, Devarajan Ramanujan, Karthik Ramani, Yong Chen, Christopher B. Williams, Charlie C.L. Wang, Yung C. Shin, Song Zhang, Pablo D. Zavattieri
Computer-Aided Design, doi:10.1016/j.cad.2015.04.001