Siemens PLM Software Inc.
2321 N Loop Dr, Suite 130
Ames, IA 50010
 
 

Professional Interests [Top]

Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing, Shape Optimization, Topology Optimization
Geometric Modeling and Processing
NURBS, Polygon Mesh, Point Cloud, Images
Artificial Intelligence
Statistical Shape Model, Machine Learning, Computer Vision
Numerical Methods
Finite/Boundary Element Method, Isogeometric Analysis

Work Experiences [Top]

Siemens PLM Software Inc. (Advanced Software Engineer) July 2015 to Present
○ Maintain Direct Model visualization toolkit and industry standard JT file format
○ Develop new visualization technologies: Ultra-Lightweight Precise (ULP) format
Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology (Research Intern) June 2014 to Aug. 2014
○ Implemented algorithms of optimizing build orientation in additive manufacturing
  - for the 3D printing functionalities in Siemens NX CAM
  - by NX Open C/C++ and Parasolid
○ Inspected software for designing patient-specific medical implants
○ Filed 1 invention disclosure
University of Wisconsin - Madison (Honorary Associate) Jan. 2014 to Dec. 2014
Zoomlion Heavy Industry Sci. & Tech. Development Co., Ltd. (3D Modeling Intern) June 2007 to Aug. 2007
○ Measured parts and created 3D models of hoist-type crane by Solidworks
Shanghai Maglev Transportation Development Co., Ltd. (3D Modeling Intern) July 2006 to Oct. 2006
○ Generated 3D models from 2D drawings of Maglev train parts by AutoCAD and ProE

Honors & Awards [Top]

Prakash Krishnaswami CAPPD Best Paper Award Aug. 2014
ASME IDETC/CIE Conferences, Buffalo, NY
Prakash Krishnaswami CAPPD Best Paper Award Aug. 2012
ASME IDETC/CIE Conferences, Chicago, IL
Best Paper Award, First Place Oct. 2011
SIAM/ACM GD/SPM Joint Conference, Orlando, FL
Prakash Krishnaswami CAPPD Best Paper Award Aug. 2010
ASME IDETC/CIE Conferences, Montreal, Canada
University Graduate Fellowship Aug. 2008
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Excellent Student Scholarship June 2002 through 2005
Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Educational Background [Top]

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering Jan. 2009 to May 2015
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Thesis: Direct Diffeomorphic Reparameterization for Correspondence Optimization in Statistical Shape Modeling
Advisor: Xiaoping Qian
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering Sept. 2005 to Mar. 2008
Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Thesis: Structural Design and Analysis of Diaphragm Wall Grab
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Sept. 2001 to June 2005
Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Thesis: Chassis System Design of 200-ton Hydraulic Crawler Crane

Journal Publications [Top]

Direct Diffeomorphic Reparameterization for Correspondence Optimization in Statistical Shape Modeling
Kang Li and Xiaoping Qian. Computers-Aided Design, vol. 64, pp. 33-54, 2015.
Covariance Matrix of A Shape Population: A Tale on Spline Setting
Kang Li and Xiaoping Qian. Computers & Graphics, vol. 47, pp. 89-104, 2015.
Direct Geomery Processing for Tele-Fabrication
Yong Chen, Kang Li and Xiaoping Qian. Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, vol. 13, pp. 041002, 2013.
- Also in ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Chicago IL, August 2012
Isogeometric Analysis and Shape Optimization via Boundary Integral
Kang Li and Xiaoping Qian. Computer-Aided Design, vol. 43-11, pp. 1427-1437, 2011.
- Also in the special issue of SIAM/ACM Joint Conference on Geometric and Physical Modeling, Orlando FL, October 2011
Topologically Enhanced Slicing of MLS Surfaces
Pinghai Yang, Kang Li and Xiaoping Qian. Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, vol. 11-3, pp. 031003, 2011.
- Also as "Slicing point-set surfaces with topological guarantee" in ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Montreal, Canada, August 2010

Other Publications [Top]

Toward Patient-Specific Computational Study of Aortic Diseases: A Population Based Shape Modeling Approach
Kang Li, Xiaoping Qian, Caitlin Martin and Wei Sun. ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, 2014
Comparison on precision of helical gear building methods in Pro/E
Kang Li and Xiaoping Qian. Machinery Design & Manufacture (Chinese), vol. 2: 035, 2008.

Patent [Top]

A Method for Determining Suitable Object Build Orientations for Additive Manufacturing in a Computer-aided Design and Manufacturing System
Mark R. Burhop, Kang Li, Suraj Ravi Musuvathy and Edward Slavin III.
Patent submitted. Build Orientations for Additive Manufacturing.

Skills [Top]

Programming
Languages: C/C++, MATLAB, FORTRAN, Mathematica
IDE: Visual Studio, Xcode, Netbeans
Library/API: OpenGL, NX Open, Parasolid, OpenCV, FLTK
Markup/Web: LaTeX, HTML/CSS/Javascript
Software
Geometric Modeling/Processing: NX, Teamcenter Visualization, ProE, Solidworks, AutoCAD, Rhino3D, Meshlab, Mimics
Numerical Simulation: Abaqus, ANSYS, COMSOL, Hypermesh
Reverse Engineering: Geomagic, Imageware
Graphics Editting: Photoshop, Illustrator, Visio
Language
English, Chinese (Madarin & Cantonese)
Japanese, French, German

Teaching Activities [Top]

Illinois Institute of Technology
Undegrad - MMAE445 CAD/CAM (Substitute lecturing) Fall 2013
Graduate - MMAE545 Advanced CAD/CAM (Substitute lecturing) Fall 2012
Graduate - MMAE544 Design Optimization (Grading and lab assisting) Spring 2012
Syracuse University
Graduate - MEE571 Computer-Aide Design (Lab guiding) Fall 2008

Academic Presentations [Top]

The 34th ASME IDETC/CIE Conference Buffalo NY, 2014
○ Toward Patient-Specific Computational Study of Aortic Diseases: A Population Based Shape Modeling Approach (Paper by: Kang Li, Xiaoping Qian, Caitlin Martin and Wei Sun)
○ Efficient Filtering in Topology Optimization via B-splines (Paper by: Mingming Wang and Xiaoping Qian)
The 32nd ASME IDETC/CIE Conference Chicago IL, 2012
○ Direct Geomery Processing for Tele-Fabrication (Paper by: Yong Chen, Kang Li and Xiaoping Qian)
The 2nd SIAM/ACM GD/SPM Joint Conference Orlando FL, 2011
○ Isogeometric Analysis and Shape Optimization via Boundary Integral (Paper by: Kang Li and Xiaoping Qian)
IIT MMAE department research poster competition Chicago IL, 2010
○ Hierarchical Mesh Segmentation by Geometric/Topological Simplification of Morse Complex (Report by: Kang Li)

Paper Reviews [Top]

ASME IDETC/CIE Conference Feb. 2014
Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling May 2012
Journal of Computer-Aided Design June 2013
Journal of Ocean Engineering June 2012
Journal of Measurements Mar. 2011