Mini-Symposium "Expanding the Frontiers of Engineering Design using Computation"

Together with David Levin, Wojciech Matusik, and Adriana Schultz, I am organizing a mini-symposium on Expanding the Frontiers of Engineering Design using Computation at the World Congress on Computational Mechanics 2018 . The WCCM is the most attended, and most broadly themed gathering of engineers, applied mathematicians, and computational scientists working on areas relating to mechanics, materials, computation and finite elements. Attendance provides an unprecedented opportunity to build bridges between the computer graphics and engineering communities. Consider submitting an abstract and attending this exciting event!

Call for papers Symposium on Computational Fabrication 2017

Starting this year, we are accepting original technical contributions in the form of paper submission. All papers undergo a rigorous review process by the SCF program committee. 
Upon acceptance, papers will be presented at the symposium and archived in the ACM Digital Library. We keep our review cycle tight and notify authors within less than 3 weeks of submission. 

We have two paper submission deadlines:

  • Paper Deadline 1: January 31, 2017; Notification: Feb 17, 2017.
  • Paper Deadline 2: March 24, 2017; Notification: April 10, 2017.

More information on how to submit can be found here.

First Symposium on Computational Fabrication

I am very excited to announce the first Symposium on Computational Fabrication, to be held at the MIT Stata Center, Cambridge, MA on Tuesday/Wednesday April 19-20, 2016.

The objective of this symposium is to create an interdisciplinary venue that brings together leading experts from academia and industry in the areas of computer graphics, geometry processing, mechanical engineering, materials science, architecture, human-computer interaction, robotics, and applied math. The goal is to learn about fundamental questions and issues related to computational aspects of fabrication, provide a platform for discussing ideas and initiating collaborations that will pioneer new approaches in this area, and provide a venue for disseminating research results.

We are participating in the EU project SOMA

Soft Manipulation (SOMA) is the key for the development of simple, compliant, yet strong, robust, and easy-to-program manipulation systems. SOMA explores a new avenue of robotic manipulation, exploiting the physical constraints imposed by the environment to enable robust grasping and manipulation in dynamic, open, and highly variable contexts.