Geometric Approaches for Customized Engineering Design:
From Soft to Hard
Speaker: Charlie C. L. Wang
Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Time: 9:00-10:00 am, April. 14, 2015
Venue: Lecture Hall, Second Floor, Office Building, Software Campus
Host: Changhe Tu
Title: Geometric Approaches for Customized Engineering Design: From Soft to Hard
The talk will cover the research of geometric modeling and reasoning for human-centered freeform products, including surface reconstruction, cross-parameterization, design transformation, and optimization for manufacturability. The design automation of such products with complex geometric shape is based on how to establish the relationship between products and human bodies and how to maintain such relationship. This is quite different from the design automation functions provided by current commercial 3D/2D Computer-Aided Design (CAD) systems, which are usually driven by dimensions of models with relative regular shape. Our work provides a new framework for solving this challenge problem. Other research challenges of engineering design in this area will also be discussed at the end of this talk.
Dr. Charlie C. L. Wang gained his B.Eng. (1998) in Mechatronics Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, M.Phil. (2000) and Ph.D. (2002) in Mechanical Engineering from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He joined the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2003, and is currently an Associate Professor. He was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2013.
Dr. Wang serves on the editorial board of a few journals including Computer-Aided Design, ASME Transactions - Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, and International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing. He has received a few awards including the ASME CIE Young Engineer Award (2009), the CUHK Young Researcher Award (2009), the CUHK Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award (2008), the Best Paper Awards of ASME CIE Conferences (in 2008 and 2001), and the Prakash Krishnaswami CAPPD Best Paper Award of ASME CIE Conference in 2011. His research interests are geometric modeling, design and manufacturing, and computational physics.