Eng. Oscar Ruiz
|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
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,
Reasoning and Applied Computational Geometry. e-mail: oruiz at
Mat. Carlos Cadavid
Professor Carlos Cadavid was born
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.
|Prof. Dr. Eng.
Diego Acosta Maya
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.
|Prof. Dr. Inf. Juan G.
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
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
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.
Dr. Ing. Xoan Anjo Leiceaga Baltar (R+D+I partner)
||In Memoriam. Xoan
Angel Leiceaga Baltar obtained the degree of Industrial
(1969) and the PhD (1984) from the Technological Institute
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
research, development and innovation of University of Vigo and the
state of Galicia, Spain. He is holder of 5 patents in the
of garment handling, ergonomics, devices for
and mechanisms for services of handicaped people. Prof
coauthor of 5 books on the topic geometric modeling
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
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
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.
Dr. Ing. Jens Jensen (research partner)
Jensen graduated from the Ingenieurakademie BEUTH, Berlin (West)
Germany in the field “Construction of Power Machinery and
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
supervision of Profs. Dr.- Ing. W. Stuehler and Dr.- Ing. H.
Pfuetzner. In the period 1980 to 1992 Dr. Ing. Jens Jensen
as Faculty in Santander Industrial University (UIS) in Bucaramanga,
Colombia and private consultant in Bogotá, Colombia. Since
Prof. Jensen has been Faculty of the University of Applied Sciences
(Hochschule) Bremen –HS Bremen-, in the Department
(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.
Carlos Lopez Zapata
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
He begin to work in CAD CAM CAE Laboratory, in January 2003.
His areas of research is analysis
of compound mechanics, and design mechanic.
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
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.
eafit.edu.co , sebastiandi at autonoma.edu.co
|In Memoriam. John
Edgar Congote Calle (Medellin,
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
algorithms, computational geometry, computer graphics and programming
languages. John Congote earned his Ph.D. degree in June 2013 with
'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.
|Camilo Cortes Acosta||
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
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.
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
|Daniel Mejia Parra
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||
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
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.
David.Uribe at rub.de, david.uribe at mechbau.uni-stuttgart.de
|Maria Camila Osorno||
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
e-mail: maria.osornotejada at rub.de , maria.osorno at mechbau.uni-stuttgart
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.
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
drestrep at purdue.edu
|Carolina Builes Roldan|
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.
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
Stella Orozco Ochoa obtained in 2004 the Diploma on Computer Science at
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 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. |
at yahoo com morozcoo at eafit.edu.co
|UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH TRAINEES AND INTERNS
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
of planar compliant mechanisms, nano mechanisms and nano - design.
jcorre20 at eafit.edu.co , jcorre20 at illinois.edu
|Felipe Arango Callejas|
undergraduate student of Mechnical Engineering at U. EAFIT,
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|
Henao Gallego is
undergraduate student of Mathematics Engineering at U.
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
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
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
e-mail: smoren10 at eafit.edu.co
|Cristian Camilo Rendon|
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|
Camilo Pareja Corcho is an
undergraduate student of Mechanical Engineering at EAFIT University.
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
CAD, Computational Fluid Mechanics and Applied Mathematics. |
e-mail: jpareja1 at eafit.edu.co
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
CAD, compliant mechanisms and machine design.
maristi7 at eafit.edu.co
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.
ahoyossi at eafit.edu.co
(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
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
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
Merlin's main scientific interests are space mechanics and robotics.
stud.hs-bremen.de , barschke at eafit.edu.co
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
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
areas of interest are Computer Graphics, Computational Geometry, and
Mathematical Modeling of Physical Problems Carlos' website: http://www.cvanegas.com/
cvanegas at purdue edu
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).
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
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
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
the Ph.D. at UIUC.
sschrader at fbcost com
S. Mejia (Medellin,
Colombia, 1978) is a
Mechanical Engineer from EAFIT University, Medellin,
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.
jsmejia at uiuc.edu
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.
at mpi-inf mpg de , granados at mpii.de
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.
sebastian.pena.serna at igd fraunhofer de , sebastian.pena.serna at esi-group.com
||Carlos Toro (born in Cali, Colombia) is a
EAFIT University, Medellin,
(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
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
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
Fernando Duque Lombana. (Medellin,
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
Design, Geometric Modeling, Computer Graphics, Finite Element Analysis
and Geometric Programming.
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
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.