Siemens PLM Software Inc.
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. @ Ames, IA - Advanced Software Engineer 2015.07 ~ 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 @ Princeton, NJ - Research Intern 2014.06 ~ 2014.08
○ 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
Zoomlion Heavy Industry Sci. & Tech. Development Co., Ltd. @ Shanghai, China - 3D Modeling Intern 2007.06 ~ 2007.08
○ Measured parts and created 3D models of hoist-type crane by Solidworks
Shanghai Maglev Transportation Development Co., Ltd. @ Shanghai, China - 3D Modeling Intern 2006.07 ~ 2006.10
○ Generated 3D models from 2D drawings of Maglev train parts by AutoCAD and Pro/E

Honors & Awards [Top]

Prakash Krishnaswami CAPPD Best Paper Award 2014.08
ASME IDETC/CIE Conferences, Buffalo, NY
Prakash Krishnaswami CAPPD Best Paper Award 2012.08
ASME IDETC/CIE Conferences, Chicago, IL
Best Paper Award, First Place 2011.10
SIAM/ACM GD/SPM Joint Conference, Orlando, FL
Prakash Krishnaswami CAPPD Best Paper Award 2010.08
ASME IDETC/CIE Conferences, Montreal, Canada
University Graduate Fellowship 2008.08
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Excellent Student Scholarship 2002.06 ~ 2005.06
Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Educational Background [Top]

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering 2009.01 ~ 2015.05
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 2005.09 ~ 2008.03
Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Thesis: Structural Design and Analysis of Diaphragm Wall Grab
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering 2001.09 ~ 2005.06
Tongji University, Shanghai, China
Thesis: Chassis System Design of 200-ton Hydraulic Crawler Crane

Journal Publications [Top]

1. Direct Diffeomorphic Reparameterization for Correspondence Optimization in Statistical Shape Modeling
Kang Li and Xiaoping Qian. Computers-Aided Design, vol. 64, pp. 33-54, 2015.
2. Covariance Matrix of A Shape Population: A Tale on Spline Setting
Kang Li and Xiaoping Qian. Computers & Graphics, vol. 47, pp. 89-104, 2015.
3. 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, 2012.08
4. 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, 2011.10
5. 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, 2010.08

Other Publications [Top]

6. 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, 2014.08
7. Comparison on precision of helical gear building methods in Pro/E
Kang Li and Wanli Li. Machinery Design & Manufacture (Chinese), vol. 2: 035, 2008.

Patents [Top]

1. Systems and Methods for Lightweight Precise 3D Visual Format
Applicant: Siemens PLM Software Inc.
Inventors: Jianbing Huang, Michael B. Carter, Kang Li.
Publication number: 20190362029. Filed: Sept. 7, 2017. Published: Nov. 28, 2019.
2. Build Orientations for Additive Manufacturing
Applicant: Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology
Inventors: Mark R. Burhop, Kang Li, Suraj Ravi Musuvathy, Edward Slavin III.
Publication number: 20160085882. Filed: Jan. 23, 2015. Published: Mar. 24, 2016.

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, 2014.08
○ 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, 2012.08
○ 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, 2011.10
○ Isogeometric Analysis and Shape Optimization via Boundary Integral
   Paper by: Kang Li and Xiaoping Qian
IIT MMAE department research poster competition Chicago IL, 2010.08
○ Hierarchical Mesh Segmentation by Geometric/Topological Simplification of Morse Complex
   Report by: Kang Li

Paper Reviews [Top]

ASME IDETC/CIE Conference 2014.02
Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling 2012.05
Journal of Computer-Aided Design 2013.06
Journal of Ocean Engineering 2012.06
Journal of Measurements 2011.03