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FACULTY AND RESEARCHERS
Prof. Dr. Eng. Oscar Ruiz    
Universidad de los Andes University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign. University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign. Ford Motor Co. Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics
Universidade de Vigo Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Universidade de Vigo Max Planck Institut for Informatik PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Professor Oscar Ruiz was born in Tunja, Colombia. He obtained B.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Eng. (1983) and Computer Science (1987) at Los Andes University, Bogota, Colombia, a M.Sc. degree with emphasis in CAM (1991) and a Ph.D. with emphasis in CAD (1995) from the Mechanical & Industrial Eng. Dept. of University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, USA. Dr. Ruiz has held Visiting Researcher positions at Ford Motor Co. (Dearborn, USA. 1993 and 1995), Fraunhofer Inst. Graphische Datenverarbeitung (Darsmstad, Germany 1999 and 2001), University of Vigo (1999 and 2002), Max Planck Institute for Informatik (2004) and Purdue University (2009). In 1996 Dr. Ruiz was appointed as Faculty of the Mechanical Eng. and Computer Science Depts. at EAFIT University, Medellin, Colombia, and has been ever since the Coordinator of the Laboratory for interdisciplinary Research on CAD / CAM / CAE. Dr. Ruiz’ interests are Computer Aided Geometric Design, Geometric Reasoning and Applied Computational Geometry. e-mail: oruiz at eafit.edu.co

Prof. Dr. Mat. Carlos Cadavid
Universidad Nacional de Colombia. University of Cincinnati The University of Texas
cCadavid Associate Professor Carlos Cadavid was born in Medellin, Colombia, where he obtained a bachellors degree in Mathematics at the Universidad Nacional (1988). He obtained a Masters degree from the University of Cincinnati (1990), and a Ph. D. Degree in Mathematics in 1998 from the University of Texas at Austin. He is currently a full time Faculty member at the Universidad EAFIT (Medelln). His areas of research are the topology of 4-dimensional manifolds and applications of topology to graphic computation.
e-mail: ccadavid at eafit.edu.co


Prof. Dr. Eng. Diego Acosta Maya
Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana University of Oklahoma
Diego Acosta Diego A. Acosta was born at Spartanburg, SC (USA). Dr. Acosta earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) in Medellin, Colombia and MS and Ph.D degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma at Norman, Oklahoma (USA). Dr. Acosta has worked at Ashland Chemicals, Xerox and Smurfit Kappa as process engineer.Dr. Acosta is tenured professor of the Process Engineering department at the Universidad EAFITin Medellin, Colombia. His research interests include Chemical Process Design, Mathematical Programming, Advanced Mathematics and Statistics and Design of Experiments. Prof. Acosta directs the research group Design and Development of Processes and Products (DDP) and lectures courses in Statistics, Design of Experiments, Process Engineering Design, Mass Transfer Laboratory, and Process Engineering Optimization.
e-mail: dacostam at eafit.edu.co


Prof. Dr. Inf. Juan G. Lalinde
Universidad
EAFIT
Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Institute for Human and Machine Cognition UNIVERSIDAD
POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
 
JLalinde Juan G. Lalinde was awarded the Andres Bello Prize in 1987 as he ranked 7th Nationwide in the High School Achievement Test (ICFES). He earned the Diploma in Computer Science from EAFIT University (1992) and the Diploma in Mathematics from Colombia National University (1995) campus Medellin.  He obtained the Dr. Eng. degree from Polytechnical University of Valencia - Spain (2000).  Dr. Lalinde was Visiting Researcher with the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition - IHMC at Pensacola, USA.  Since 2005 Prof. Lalinde is Advisor for the Chapter on Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics (ETI) of the Colombian Council for Ciences and Technology (Colciencias). Prof. Lalinde was Head of the Department of Computer Science at EAFIT University until 2005 and it is currently Head of the Graduate Studies Program at the Computer Science Department and member of the Board of the Doctorate in Engineering at EAFIT. He is currently Vice-president of the Colombian Society of Computing (SCo2). Prof. Lalinde's research interests are Analysis of Complexity, Algorithmics, Information Retrieval and Security.

Prof. Dr. Ing. Xoan Anjo Leiceaga Baltar (R+D+I partner)
Universidad Politecnica Madrid Universidade de Vigo Azteca Ingenieria Umana Ingenieria
XoanLeiceaga In Memoriam. Xoan Angel Leiceaga Baltar obtained the degree of Industrial Engineer  (1969) and the PhD (1984) from the Technological Institute (ETS) of the Polytechnical University in Madrid. In 1990 Dr. Leiceaga was promoted to Habilitated Professor (Prof. Catedratico) of the University of Vigo, founding the GED (Design and Engineering Group) of U. Vigo. Prof. Leiceaga  agressively led the technology transfer, research, development and innovation of University of Vigo and the state of Galicia, Spain.  He is holder of 5 patents in the areas of garment handling, ergonomics, devices for wheelchair and mechanisms for services of handicaped people. Prof Leiceaga was coauthor  of  5 books on the topic geometric modeling and norms for graphics expresion in desing and manufacturing.  He was member of the editorial board of several international journals on these topics and consultant of european and latinamerican governments in the areas of technology transfer, research, development and innovation.  Prof . Leiceaga leaded more than 100 industry projects leveraging significant resources from industry in areas as diverse as fishing, garment, automotion, shipyards, geometric tolerancing, dimensional control, biomechanics, ergonomics, training with virtual reality, etc.  He was  chairman and founding member of the engineering hi-tech transfer companies UMANA and AZTECA, based in Galicia, Spain.  Prof. Leiceaga was co-author of  more than 50 refereed publications, and doctoral supervisor for many doctorands and organizer of more than 100 cientific and engineering conferences and events and hosted in the GED group tens of visitings researchers from Europe and Latinamerica.



Prof. Dr. Ing. Jens Jensen (research partner)
Technische Universität Berlin Technische Universität Berlin Industrial University Santander, Colombia HOCHSHULE BREMEN
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Jens Jensen graduated from the Ingenieurakademie BEUTH, Berlin (West) Germany in the field “Construction of Power Machinery and Machine Tools (1968). He worked in the firm MAN AG as constructor of high-speed Diesel engines. Jens Jensen obtained the Diplom (M.Sc.) from the Technische Universitaet Berlin (1974) with a M.Sc. Thesis on Vibration and Dynamic of Machines. He earned the Ph.D. in Engineering in 1980 from Technische Universitaet Berlin with a Dissertation on Parametric Vibrations in Mechanical Systems for Mining Exploration under supervision of Profs. Dr.- Ing. W. Stuehler and Dr.- Ing. H. Pfuetzner. In the period 1980 to 1992 Dr. Ing. Jens Jensen worked as Faculty in Santander Industrial University (UIS) in Bucaramanga, Colombia and private consultant in Bogotá, Colombia. Since 1992 Prof. Jensen has been Faculty of the University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule) Bremen –HS Bremen-, in the Department Maschinenbau (Mechanical Engineering) in the areas Piston Machines, Machine Dynamics, Machine Energy and Hydraulic Machines. In 2007 Prof. Jensen was habilitated by EAFIT University to supervise and sign Doctoral Theses. He is the HS-Bremen liaison for several scientific collaboration programs between EAFIT and HSBremen.


M.Sc. Eng. Carlos Lopez Zapata
Universidad Nacional de Colombia.  Buffalo State University
CarlosLOpez Carlos Lopez was born in Medellin, Colombia.
Where he obtained a bachellor degree in Design engineering at the Universidad Nacional (1989). He obtained a Master of Sience in 2001 from the Buffalo State University. He has work in "Dina Ingenieria" (1989-1994), working  as design engineer. Also he has provided his services to Lord Corporation (2001-2002) as a design engineer.
He begin to work in CAD CAM CAE Laboratory, in  January 2003.
His areas of research is analysis of compound mechanics, and design mechanic.
e-mail: clopez at eafit.edu 




Ph.D. GRADUATES
Sebastian Durango
Universidad
Universidad Autonoma de Manizales Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira Universidad Autonoma de Manizales Technical
 University  Danemark

Sebastian Durango (Manizales, Colombia). He obtained B.Sc. degrees in Mechanical Engineering (2000) at Universidad Autonoma de Manizales, Manizales, Colombia, and a M.Sc. degree with emphasis in Automatic Systems of Production (2006) at Universidad Tecnologica de Pereira, Pereira, Colombia.   Since 2002 Sebastian is a full time faculty member with the Mechanics and Production Department at Universidad Autonoma de Manizales. In 2007 Sebastian joined the CAD CAM CAE Laboratory as Doctoral student with Prof. Oscar Ruiz as Advisor. Sebastian is a visiting researcher at the Technical University Denmark (April-July 2009) in the Engineering School. Sebastian's interests are Mechanism and Machine Science and Robotics. Sebastian Durango earned his Ph.D. degree in March 2011 with the Thesis 'Assessment of intended deformations and kinematic identification of parallel mechanisms under quasi-static conditions' (Ph.D. Supervisor Prof. Oscar Ruiz). Sebastian Durango is currently Professor at Universidad Autonoma de Manizales, Colombia.
Sebastian's Home Page
e-mail: sdurang1 at eafit.edu.co   ,     sebastiandi at autonoma.edu.co

John Edgar Congote
Universidad
Vicomtech Visual Communication Technologies Vicomtech Visual Communication Technologies
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In Memoriam. John Edgar Congote Calle (Medellin, Colombia, 1982-2017) was a Computer Science student at EAFIT University, and research assistant in the CAD/CAM/CAE Laboratory EAFIT since 2007. John successfully participated in several programming competitions since 1996. John Congote obtained the M.Sc. in Informatics with Honors in June 2009 with his work in  the Institute for Visual Communication Technologies -Vicomtech- in San Sebastian, Spain (2008-2009). His M.Sc. Thesis researched in Computational Geometry applied to CAD and Computer Vision. John Congote was based in Vicomtech for the duration of his PhD. John's main interest areas are algorithms, computational geometry, computer graphics and programming languages. John Congote  earned his Ph.D. degree in June 2013 with the Thesis 'Geometry and Topology Extraction and Visualization from Scalar and Vector Fields', under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ing. Oscar Ruiz (EAFIT) and Dr. Ing. Jorge Posada (Vicomtech). John Congote successfully contributed to Web Visualization algorithms and standards.
e-mail: jcongote at eafit.edu.co



Camilo Cortes Acosta
Escuela Ingenieria Antioquia Universidad
Vicomtech Visual Communication Technologies Vicomtech Visual Communication Technologies
David UribeCamilo Cortes Acosta was born in Bogota, Colombia.  Camilo obtained the Diploma in Mechatronics from Escuela de Ingenieria de Antioquia (Colombia) in 2010. He immediately joined the M.Sc. program of Universidad EAFIT in the Laboratory of CAD CAM CAE  under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Oscar Ruiz. From 11-2011 to 07-2014, Camilo Cortes executed a research internship in the Institute for Visual Communication Technologies -Vicomtech- in San Sebastian, Spain as part of his M.Sc. and Ph.D. studies. In December 2012 Camilo Cortes earned the M.Sc. degree under the supervision of Dr. Ing. Oscar Ruiz, with the Thesis 'Computational Geometry in Medical Applications'.  Camilo Cortes earned the Ph.D. degree from U. EAFIT in 07-2016. His Ph.D. Thesis focuses on Computational Geometry Applied to Medicine (Ph.D. Supervisors Prof. Oscar Ruiz (EAFIT) and Prof. Julian Florez (Vicomtech, Spain)). His research interests are Robotics (emphasis in Medical and Health applications), Mechatronics, Applied Computational Geometry and Optimization of Geometrical Setups.
 
e-mail: ccortes2 at eafit.edu.co     ,      ccortes  at vicomtech.org



GRADUATE STUDENTS



Daniel Mejia Parra
Universidad
Vicomtech Visual Communication TechnologiesVicomtech Visual Communication Technologies
David Uribe

Daniel Mejia Parra obtained in 2013 the B.Sc. in Mathematics Engineering from U. EAFIT. For his M.Sc., Daniel Mejia joined in Jannuary 2014 the Laboratory of CAD CAM CAE U.EAFIT under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Oscar Ruiz - Salguero, where he conducted research on parameterization, segmentation and Laplace Beltrami application on 2-manifolds in R3.  Daniel Mejia conducted a M.Sc. Internship in Vicomtech (Visual Interaction and Communication Technologies Centre), Spain, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Oscar Ruiz (U. EAFIT) and Dr. Ing Aitor Moreno (Vicomtech). Daniel earned the EAFIT M.Sc. degree in July 2016 with a project on Analytic and FEA computations of Heat Transfer on thin plates under Laser Heating (D. Mejia, A. Moreno, O. Ruiz, I. Barandiaran). In August 2016, Daniel Mejia joined the Ph.D. program at U. EAFIT under the supervision of Prof. O. Ruiz (EAFIT) and Dr. Ing. Jorge Posada (Vicomtech). 

e-mail: dmejiap at eafit.edu.co




Diego A. Montoya Zapata
Universidad
Vicomtech Visual Communication TechnologiesVicomtech Visual Communication Technologies
Diego MontoyaDiego Alejandro Montoya Z. obtained a B.Sc. degree in Mathematical Engineering from U. EAFIT in December 2016.  In July 2016, Diego A. Montoya joined the CAD CAM CAE Laboratory under the supervision of Prof. Oscar Ruiz, with the topic 'Efficient Geometrical and Mechanical Modeling of Porous and Lattice Materials'.    In December 2018, Diego Montoya earned the M.Sc. - in -  Engineering from U. EAFIT and enrolled in the Ph.D. program under the direction of Prof. Dr. Oscar Ruiz Salguero (U. EAFIT) and Dr. Ing. Jorge Posada Velasquez (Vicomtech Spain) on the topic Additive  Design and Manufacturing with  Lattice / Porous Materials.
His main research interests are FEA, applied computational geometry and computational mechanics.
 
e-mail: dmonto39 at eafit.edu.co





David Uribe Gallo
EAFIT UNIVERSITYHOCHSHULE BREMENRuhr Universitaet BochumUniversitaet Stuttgart
David Uribe
David Uribe Gallo was born in Manizales, Colombia. In 2005 David joined the CAD CAM CAE Laboratory EAFIT as  teaching and research assistant under Prof. Dr. Ruiz' supervision. David obtained the B.Ing degree in Machinebauingenierie from Hochschule Bremen (Germany) in 2010 and the Mechanical Engineering Diploma from Universidad EAFIT, Colombia, in 2011, under supervision of Profs. Uwe Reinert, Jens Jensen and Oscar Ruiz.     In June 2013 David Uribe earned simultaneous M.Sc.  degrees from U. EAFIT and Ruhr Universitaet Bochum (RUB - Germany) under the supervision of Profs. Holger Steeb (RUB) and Oscar Ruiz (EAFIT) with the topic 'Assessment of Effective Properties of Multi-phase Materials'.  He is currently Ph.D. student in Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany (Supervisor Prof. Dr. Ing. Holger Steeb). David's main interests are machine design, FEA, computational geometry, computer graphics and computational mechanics.
e-mail: David.Uribe at rub.de, david.uribe at mechbau.uni-stuttgart.de

Maria Camila Osorno

EAFIT UNIVERSITY Ruhr Universitaet Bochum Universitaet Stuttgart
Maria Camila Osorno
Maria Camila Osorno was born in Medellin, Colombia. She joined the Laboratory of CAD CAM CAE at U. EAFIT in March 2011, as grader and teaching auxiliar for the course Introduction to CAD CAM Sytems, under the supervision of Prof . Dr. Oscar Ruiz.  In 2011-2 and 2012-1 she supervised junior students in processing of geometrical information of latticed materials for mechanistic modeling of material proerties, in collaboration with the Laboratorium Kontinuumsmechanik - Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany (Prof. Steeb, Dr. Jaenicke, M.Sc. David Uribe).  Maria Camila also developed code for calculation of the Laplacian of eigenfunctions on 2-manifolds, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Math. Carlos Cadavid (Lab CAD CAM CAE. U. EAFIT), with applications in CAD and Physics.  Maria Camila earned her B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from U. EAFIT in December 2012. Maria Camila earned her M.Sc. degree from U. EAFIT in 07-2013 (M.Sc. supervisor Prof. Oscar Ruiz and Prof. H. Steeb from Ruhr Uni. Bochum, Germany). Maria Camila started Ph.D. studies in Ruhr Universitaet Bochum and Uni-Stuttgart under the supervision of Prof. Holger Steeb.  Her research interests are Computational Mechanics and Applied Mathematics and Computational Geometry.
e-mail:  maria.osornotejada at rub.de  ,  maria.osorno at mechbau.uni-stuttgart

David Restrepo Arango
EAFIT UNIVERSITYPURDUE UNIVERSITY
David Restrepo Arango David Restrepo Arango (Medellin, Colombia) earned th B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering at EAFIT University. David was research and teaching assistant in the CAD CAM CAE Laboratory-EAFIT since 2008 under supervision of Prof. Dr. Eng. Oscar Ruiz. In June 2010 David obtained his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from EAFIT University under the supervision of Prof. Oscar Ruiz and M.Sc. Sebastian Durango.  He obtained the M.Sc. degree from U. EAFIT in 12-2012, withing an Intership in U. Purdue (USA). Then, David Restrepo entered the Ph.D. program in Purdue University, under the supervision of Prof. Pablo Zavattieri.  His research interests are: Mechanisms, Robotic Kinematics, Machine design and FEA.
e-mail:  drestrep at purdue.edu

Carolina Builes Roldan
James Dawson Interiors Inc. Pontifical Bolivariana  University, Medellin
EAFIT UNIVERSITY
David Restrepo ArangoCarolina Builes Roldan (born in Medellin, Colombia) earned an Industrial  Designer  B.A. degree from  Pontifical  Bolivariana University (UPB, 2014) at Medellin. In Fall 2014, Carolina  conducted a semester  Internship in  the studio  JAMES DAWSON INTERIORS, INC. Brisbane  Australia on  Interior Design and CAD.   Carolina   Builes has  pursued an agressive  career in Product Desing  as employee and as consultant  for  home, office and industry accesory lines.    Carolina enrolled  in the Master of Arts  in Engineering  program at EAFIT University in 2018,  under the  supervision of Prof. Dr. Eng. Oscar Ruiz Salguero,   with emphasis in CNC Machining  of  non - traditional materials.  Her research interests are Forniture and Workplace  Design,  CAD and CAM
e-mail:  carolina_builes at hotmail.com







Maria Stella Orozco
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer GraphicsUniversidade Santiago de Compostela
Universidade de Vigo
Maria Stella Orozco
Maria Stella Orozco Ochoa obtained in 2004 the Diploma on Computer Science at EAFIT University, Medellin, Colombia. Maria Stella Orozco conducted a Research Internship ( 2003 ) in Fraunhofer Institute of Computer Graphics, Darmstadt Germany. She wrote her Diplomaarbeit on "Detection of the line of sight" under supervision of Dr. Ursula Kretschment  (Fraunhofer IDG) and Prof. Dr. O. Ruiz ( Lab. CAD CAM CAE U. EAFIT), obtaining a Meritory distinction.  Maria Stella earned the  DEA (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados) in History of Science from Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in 2008. In 2014, Maria Stella Orozco obtained the M. Sc. degree in Informatics (Meritory Thesis on Data Mining in 2-Manifolds in R3) from Universidade Vigo, Spain under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Anro Formella (U. Vigo) and consultant Prof. Dr. Oscar Ruiz (U. EAFIT). Her research interests are History of Science, Data Mining, Machine Learning and Spatial Databases.

e-mail: morozcoo at yahoo com      morozcoo at eafit.edu.co



UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH TRAINEES  AND INTERNS



Jorge Correa Panesso
EAFIT UNIVERSITYUniversity of Illinois Urbana - Champaign.
Jorge Correa Panesso Jorge Correa Panesso is research  assistant with the CAD CAM CAE Laboratory-EAFIT since January 2008. Jorge has  been teaching assitant of the course Introduction to CAD CAM Systems under supervision of Prof. Dr. Ruiz. Jorge Correa works in the modeling of Complian Mechanisms by using Bernoulli modeling of kinematic chains whise joints have been substituted by hyper-flexibe rigid elements. Jorge's Graduation Project, supervised by Prof. Ruiz and M.Sc. Sebastian Durango obtained in 2010 the Meritory Project Award from EAFIT. Jorge Correa is currently M.Sc. in the Mechanical Science and Engineering Department of University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign (UIU) under supervision of Prof. Placid Ferreira. Jorge Correas' research interests include the Assur Group decomposition of planar compliant mechanisms, nano mechanisms and nano - design.
e-mail:  jcorre20 at eafit.edu.co ,  jcorre20 at illinois.edu



Felipe Arango Callejas
EAFIT UNIVERSITYTechnische Universitaet  Dresden
Mauricio AristizabalFelipe Arango is undergraduate student of  Mechnical  Engineering at U. EAFIT, Colombia.  In  2017,  Felipe Arango  executed an  Academic and Research Internships atT echnische Universitaet Dresden, Germany.  At Tu-Dresden,  Felipe  participated in Computational Modeling of Particle Position in a Channeled Flow,  under supervision of Prof.  Jochen Froehlich (TU-Dresden, Fluid Mechanics) and Prof. Oscar Ruiz Salguero (Lab CAD CAM CAE U. EAFIT), Visualization. Felipe Arango research interests are  the computer models of solid, fluid and gas mechanics .
e-mail:  farango5 at eafit.edu.co

Sarah Henao Gallego
EAFIT UNIVERSITYMarron Institute of Urban Management at New York University
Mauricio AristizabalSarah Henao Gallego is undergraduate student of  Mathematics  Engineering at U. EAFIT, Colombia.  In January  2018,  Sarah  Henao  joined as Research Trainee the CAD CAM CAE Laboratory  of U. EAFIT under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Eng. Oscar Ruiz.  Sarah Henao  participated in the topic Geometric Simulation of  Computer Tomographs  and  Geometric Simplification of  Voxel Data. Currently, Sarah Henao  is  Research Intern in the Marron Institutue  for Urban Management at  New York  University on the topic  Social and GIS Data Analytics and Visualization.
e-mail:  shenaog at eafit.edu.co

Bento Lara Resende
EAFIT UNIVERSITY Centro Federal de Educacao Tecnologica de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Mauricio AristizabalBento Lara Resende is undergraduate student of  Control Engineering and Automation at Centro Federal de Educacao Tecnologica de Minas Gerais at Leopoldina, Brazil.  In 2018, Bento underwent a 6-month Research Internship at the  the CAD CAM CAE Laboratory  of U. EAFIT under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Eng. Oscar Ruiz.  Bento  researched  and wrote a  software prototype for Brain Wave processing and training of Neural Networks for Prehension / Aprehension using a robotic hand.  Bento's research interests are the  collection and processing of brain waves with low cost hardware for application in human kinematics.
e-mail:  bentorlara at gmail.com

Santiago Moreno Avendaño
EAFIT UNIVERSITYArgos Cement Co.
Mauricio AristizabalSantiago Moreno Avendaño is undergraduate student of Physics Engineering at EAFIT University.  Santiago  joined the CAD CAM CAE Laboratory as a research trainee in January 2017, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Eng. Oscar Ruiz, in the areas Applied Computational Geometry  and  Voxel  Geometry  Simpification. Santiago executed a semester internship at Argos Cement Co. centering in industrial experiments.
e-mail:  smoren10 at eafit.edu.co

Cristian Camilo Rendon
EAFIT UNIVERSITYUniversity of Melbourne
Mauricio AristizabalCristian Camilo  Rendon  is undergraduate student of Mechanical Engineering at EAFIT University.  Cristian Camilo was teaching assistant of the Introduction to CAD CAM Systems course in 2018. Cristian  joined the CAD CAM CAE Laboratory as a research trainee in January 2018, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Eng. Oscar Ruiz, in the areas Applied Computational Geometry, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Dynamic Systems. He is currently Research Intern in the Computational Fluid  Mechanics Laboratory at University of Melbourne, Australia. 
e-mail:  crendo11 at eafit.edu.co

Juan Camilo Pareja Corcho
EAFIT UNIVERSITYIntegration Eng. and Construction  Services, MX.
Mauricio AristizabalJuan Camilo Pareja Corcho is an undergraduate student of Mechanical Engineering at EAFIT University. Juan Camilo was teaching assistant of the Introduction to CAD CAM Systems course in 2017. He joined the CAD CAM CAE Laboratory as a research trainee in January 2017, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Eng. Oscar Ruiz. Juan Camilo has developed code for CAD Feature Recognition in Integration Engineering and Construction Services Monterrey, Mexico during 2018 in a joint collaboration. His research interests are geometric modeling, CAD, Computational Fluid Mechanics and Applied Mathematics.
e-mail:  jpareja1 at eafit.edu.co

Mauricio Aristizabal
EAFIT UNIVERSITY Vicomtech Visual Communication Technologies
Mauricio Aristizabal Mauricio Aristizabal Cano was  undergraduate student of Mechanical Engineering at EAFIT University. He was teaching assistant of the Statics course in 2009 and in the Basic-Sciences department in 2010. He joined the CAD CAM CAE Laboratory as a research assistant since June 2010, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Eng. Oscar Ruiz. Mauricio has developed code for omptimized fitting of parametric curves to noisy point samples, calculation of singular points in parallel mechanisms, automated reuse of traditional SW for Web rendering and accelerated rendering of vector fields (oceanic strames) on Web platforms. Mauricio Aristizabal earned his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from U. EAFIT in December 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ing. Oscar Ruiz. His research interests are geometric modeling, CAD, compliant mechanisms and machine design.
e-mail:  maristi7 at eafit.edu.co

Alejandro Hoyos Sierra
EAFIT UNIVERSITY
Alejandro Hoyos Sierra Alejandro Hoyos Sierra studied Mechanical Engineering at EAFIT University. He was a research and teaching assistant in the CAD CAM CAE Laboratory-EAFIT since 2009 under supervision of Prof. Dr. Eng. Oscar Ruiz, and took Mechanical Engineering courses at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada during two terms after being selected in the International Student Exchange Program at EAFIT. He was a Six Sigma Black Belt while working at Andercol in Medellin, Colombia. Alejandro Hoyos earned his B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from U. EAFIT in June 2011 under the advisory of Professors Oscar Ruiz and Diego Acosta on statistical analysis of input factors on an adaptive weight depth map algorithm.
e-mail:  ahoyossi at eafit.edu.co

Merlin Barschke
HOCHSHULE BREMEN
merlin_barschke.jpg Merlin Barschke (Borchen, Germany) is a Student of Mechanical Engineering in Aeronautics at the University of Applied Sciences Bremen (Hohchschule Bremen -HS Bremen - Germany) since 2005. Merlin is expected to receive the B.Sc. degree in mechanical Engineering in spring 2009.  In 2006 and 2007 he worked in the Laboratory for Energy Technology at HS - Bremen.
In 2007 and 2008 he was research assistant with the Robotics Workgroup at the German Research Laboratory for Artificial Intelligence GmbH (Bremen, Germany) where he constructed components  and worked in the production of space robots. Simultaneously, he worked as tutor of Engineering Mechanics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at HS-Bremen. In the period March - September 2008 Merlin is Research Intern at the CAD/CAM/CAE Laboratory at EAFIT in the topic "Kinematic Constraints of Coordinate Systems in Finite Element Analysis".  Merlin's main scientific interests are space mechanics and robotics.
e-mail: mbarschke at stud.hs-bremen.de , barschke at eafit.edu.co

Carlos Vanegas
ETH Zuerich Universidade de Vigo Universidade de Vigo PURDUE UNIVERSITYUniversity of California Berkeley
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Carlos A. Vanegas (Medellin, Colombia ) earned his diploma in Applied Mathematics from EAFIT University (2007), and was a research assistant in the CAD CAD/CAM/CAE Laboratory from 2004 to 2007, under the supervision of Prof. Oscar Ruiz. He has been research intern in the Department of Engineering and Design, at the University of Vigo, Spain (2005 and 2006) developing software for the shipyard industry in Galicia, Spain. Carlos Vanegas' Diploma Graduation (2007) Project was supervised by Prof. Oscar Ruiz and Prof. Xoan Leiceaga (University of Vigo), and received Honors Distinction from EAFIT University. In 2012 Carlos Vanegas obtained the Ph.D. degree at the Computer Graphics and Visualization Lab at Purdue University under the supervision of Prof. Daniel Aliaga. In 2010 Carlos Vanegas was visiting researcher in the ETH (EidgenoessischeTechnische Hochschule) - Zuerich.  Aferwards, Carlos Vanegas underwent a Post-doctoral Scholarship at the University of California, Berkeley, where co - founded SynthiCity (software for urban planning). His main areas of interest are Computer Graphics, Computational Geometry, and Mathematical Modeling of Physical Problems Carlos' website: http://www.cvanegas.com/
e-mail: cvanegas at purdue edu

Jorge Leon  Posada



University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign. Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Vicomtech Visual Communication Technologies
jPosada Dr. Jorge Posada is Associate Director at Vicomtech (Visual Interaction and Communication Technologies Centre) since 2001. He earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering from the Technische Universitaet Darmstadt (Germany), an Executive MBA from IE Business School (Spain), and a degree in Mechanical Engineering (honors) from EAFIT University (Colombia) under the supervision of Prof. Oscar Ruiz. After working for 4 years as full-time researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics (Germany), he joined in 2001 the R&D centre Vicomtech (Spain) as Associate Director. His research interests are in computer graphics, engineering and multimedia technologies applied to the industry. He has co-authored more than 50 publications and has been co-director of several Ph.D. Thesis. He is member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer). He is also active in scientific conferences such as ACM Web3D 2013 (General Chair), ACM Web3D 2012 (General Co-Chair) and Knowledge Engineering Systems KES 2012 (General Co-Chair). 
e-mail: jposada at vicomtech org 

Eliana Vasquez
Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Erasmus Universiteit Roterdam  Manchester Cancer Research Centre
Eliana Eliana Vasquez Osorio (Medellin, Colombia) is a Computer Scientist from EAFIT University, Medellin (Dec. 2003), COLOMBIA. In 2000 she joined the CAD / CAM / CAE Laboratory as research assistant. In 2000 and 2002 she was awarded research internships in Fraunhofer Institute Graphische Datenverarbeitung (Darsmstad, Germany), Division of Cognitive Computing and Medical Imaging (A7). Eliana earned her PhD degree in Erasmus University Rotterdam in April 2012 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ing Ben Heijmen with the Thesis 'Improving Feature-based Non-rigid Registration for Applications in Radiotherapy'. Eliana is researcher at the Manchester Cancer Research Centre. Her areas of interest are computergraphics, computational geometry, shape reconstruction applied to the medical field and computer vision.
e-mail: eliana.vasquezosorio at manchester.ac.uk

Sebastian Schraeder
University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign. aPriori
sSchrader Sebastian Schareder joined the Interdisciplinary Research Center (CII, today CAD CAM CAE Laboratory) at EAFIT University in August,1997 being a senior-year undergraduate student. He concluded the first version of DigitLAB (Digitization Laboratory) software developed at the CAD CAM CAE Laboratory since 1996. Sebastian Schrader earned a Diploma Degree in Production Engineering in  December 1999, being awarded the Honorific Mention for an Undergraduate Thesis as a result of his participation in the development of DigitLAB, under direction of Prof. Oscar Ruiz. In 2000 he joined the M.Sc. program in General Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), earning such a degree in May, 2003. He is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. programm (Entrepreneurial Engineering) at UIUC, and is a founding member of aPRIORI - FBC Systems Inc. (Boston, USA), specialized in software development for Mechanical CAD systems and interfacing CAD,CAM and CAE applications. His immediate plans are to develop  aPRIORI - FBC and to finish the Ph.D. at UIUC.
e-mail:  sschrader at  fbcost com 

Juan Santiago Mejia
University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign.
jSantiago Juan S. Mejia (Medellin, Colombia, 1978) is a Mechanical Engineer from EAFIT University, Medellin, Colombia (Dec. 2002). He joined the CAD/CAM/CAE laboratory as research assistant in 2002 working in structural optimization problems involving Genetic Algorithms and Finite Element Analysis. After his graduation he continued his work at EAFIT University as lecturer in courses related with Mechanical Drafting and CAD/CAM systems. in 2010 Juan Santiago Mejia earned the Ph.D. degree from the department of General Engineering (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA) in the area of control systems. His main area of interest is control of complex dynamic systems. 
e-mail: jsmejia at uiuc.edu

Miguel Granados
Max Planck Institut for Informatik Max Planck Institut for Informatik Max Planck Institut for Informatik
Miguel Miguel Granados (Medellin, Colombia) is a Computer Science student at EAFIT University, and research assistant in the CAD/CAM/CAE Laboratory EAFIT since 2000. In 2002 and 2003 he conducted research internships at the Max-Plank Institut fuer Informatik (Saarbruecken, Germany), where he worked with the Algorithms and Complexity Group (AG1) in the development of the 3D Nef polyhedra package for CGAL. This project constituted Miguel Granado's Graduation Project at EAFIT University (Supervisors Prof. O. Ruiz - EAFIT and Dr. Ing. Lutz Kettner - Max Plank Inst.).   In 2004 Miguel Granados joined the International Max Planck Research School at Uni. Saarland as a Master sttudent. In 2013 Miguel Granados earned the Ph.D. degree from  Universitaet des Saarlands and the Max Planck Institute for Informatik, Saarbruecken, Germany (Supervisor Prof. Christian Theobalt).  His main interest areas are computational geometry, computer vision and video processing.
e-mail: granados   at mpi-inf  mpg  de , granados at mpii.de

Sebastian Pena
Universidade de Vigo Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics
sPena Sebastian Pena Serna (Manizales, Colombia) is a Mechanical Engineering student at EAFIT University, Medellin, Colombia (graduation date June 2005). In May 2002 he joined to the CAD / CAM / CAE Laboratory at EAFIT. Sebastian was invited by the Department of Signal Theory and Communication of the University of Vigo, Spain for the period June 01, 2003 - January 30, 2004 for software development on the geometric aspects of electromagnetic simulation on vehicles and housing. This topic became part of his undergraduate B.Sc. Thesis. His main interest areas are robotic kinematics, mechanical design, computer aided geometric design for industrial applications, computational geometry and shape reconstruction. Sebastian Peña joined the Doctoral Program at Technische Universitaet Darmstadt with research conducted at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Darmstadt, German.

e-mail:  sebastian.pena.serna at igd  fraunhofer  de  ,  sebastian.pena.serna at esi-group.com

Carlos Andres Toro
University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign Vicomtech Visual Communication TechnologiesAgency for Science, Technology and Research A*STAR Singapore
cToro Carlos Toro (born in Cali, Colombia) is a Mechanical Engineer from EAFIT University, Medellin, Colombia (Jun. 2002). He joined the CAD/CAM/CAE laboratory as research assistant in 1997. In 1998 Carlos Toro conducted an Internship in the LSFA Laboratory of the University of Illinois (UIUC, Urbana-Champaign) under the supervision of Dr. Placid M. Ferreira. Carlos Toro earned the Diplom in Mechanical Engineering from U. EAFIT in 2002 with a Meritory Final Project and was nominated to the Otto - de - Greiff awards for the best graduation projects in Colombia. In 2003, Carlos Toro was invited as Research Intern to the Institute for Visual Communication Technologies,  Vicomtech in San Sebastian, Spain. In 2009,  Carlos Toro earned the Cum Laude Dr. Ing. degree from Universidad de Navarra - Spain, and became Investigator in Vicomtech Institute. In 2017, Dr. Ing. Carlos Toro joined the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) of Singapore, as Lead – Technology Architect in the Smart Manufacturing Group.

Dr Carlos Toro holds contributions in Knowledge Engineering, Clinical Decision Support Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Semantic Web, Applied Semantics, ontologies, Machine Learning, CAD/CAM Systems, Virtual Engineering, Visualization, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Large Model Visualization, Design Techniques, Machine Design, Machine Simulation, Ambient Intelligence, Virtual Engineering Applications, Smart Medical systems, Visual Analytics, Big Data.

e-mail: carlos_toro at artc.a-star.edu.sg



Juan Fernando Duque
Universidade de Vigo
Juan Juan Fernando Duque Lombana. (Medellin, Colombia) is a 9th Semester Mechanical Enginering student, Former Teaching assistant at the division of Technical Drawing and Graphics at the Mechanical Engineering Department at Eafit University, also former teaching Assistant of the associate Professor Dr. Ing. Oscar Ruiz at the Mechanical Engineering Department on the course Introduction to Cad Cam Systems. His interests are to develop applications of Computer Aided Geometric Design, Geometric Modeling, Computer Graphics, Finite Element Analysis and Geometric Programming.

Elizabeth Rendon

University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign. Technische Universiteit Delft
Elizabeth Rendon (Medellin, Colombia) earned her Mechanical Engineer (2001) degree at EAFIT University. She was a research intern at University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign in 1999 in the Departments of Mechanical and Aeronautical Eng. Elizabeth worked as research assistant in the Image Processing, Optics, Virtual Reality and CAD CAM CAE  Laboratories at EAFIT and is graduate student in the Computer Science Department at EAFIT. Elizabeth Rendon obtaind in 2008 the M.Sc. degree from U. EAFIT with research in 3D Geometry Rreconstrion from light scans. In 2014 Elizabeth Rendon earned the Ph.D. degree from Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands (TUDelft), under supervision of  Prof. Dr. Ing. Imre Horvath. Her research interests include computer graphics, computational geometry and computer vision, applied optics and software development for such areas

e-mail:   erendonv at eafit.edu.co

Ricardo Serrano Salazar
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Ricardo Serrano obtained in 2008 the Diploma on Computer Science from U. EAFIT. Ricardo was research assistant in the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Pensacola, USA in the field of computer networks, under the supervision of Profs. Marco Carvalho and Niranjan Suri. Ricardo Serrano was also research assistant at the CAD CAM CAE Laboratory U. EAFIT under supervision of Prof. O. Ruiz. In such capacity, Ricardo Serrano undertook a research internship (Oct 2008-April 2009) in the Center of Research in Graphic Technologies at the Polytechnical University of Valencia, Spain (CITG-UPV) under supervision of Prof. Dr. Guillermo Peris. and co - supervision of Prof. Dr. Oscar Ruiz on Computer Simulation of Ceramics Heating.

e-mail: rserrano at eafit.edu.co