Professor Wang, Changling Charlie

Director, CUHK Institute of Precision Engineering
Professor, Mechanical and Automation
B.Eng. (1998), Huazhong University of Science and Technology
M.Phil. (2000), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Ph.D. (2002), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Fellow of ASME (2013)
Address:
Mechanical and Automation Engineering
Room 209, William M.W. Mong Engineering Building
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong SAR, China
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(852) 3943 1601
(852) 2603 6002
cwang@mae.cuhk.edu.hk

Biography

Prof. Charlie C. L. Wang is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) with expertise in geometric computing, design and manufacturing. Before being re-appointed to a Professor of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in July 2018, he worked as Professor and Chair of Advanced Manufacturing at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands (2016-2018) and Full Professor (2015-2016) / Associate Professor (2009-2015) / Assistant Professor (2003-2009) of Mechanical and Automation Engineering at CUHK. He also holds a non-paid position as Professor of Advanced Manufacturing at TU Delft (2018-2023), and he was a visiting professor between January and August 2011 at University of Southern California. He received a B.Eng. degree (1998) in mechatronics engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and his M.Phil (2000) and Ph.D. (2002) degrees in mechanical engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

Prof. Wang received a few awards from professional societies including the ASME CIE Excellence in Research Award (2016), the ASME CIE Young Engineer Award (2009), the Best Paper Awards of ASME CIE Conferences (twice in 2008 and 2001 respectively), the Prakash Krishnaswami CAPPD Best Paper Award of ASME CIE Conference (2011), and the NAMRI/SME Outstanding Paper Award (2013). He serves on the editorial board of a few journals, including
- Computer-Aided Design,
- IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering,
- ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering,
- International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing.
His research interests include geometric computing, computational design, advanced manufacturing, and robotics.

Besides research, Prof. Wang also received a few teaching awards including the CUHK Vice-Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award in 2008. His philosophy is that a good teacher not only imparts knowledge but also inspires students to seek truth beyond tradition, definition and image.

Research

  • Geometric Computing
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Computational Design
  • Robotics

Teaching by Years

2012/2013

  • MAEG3910 Engineering Profession
  • MAEG4060 Virtual Reality Systems and Applications
  • MAEG4020 Finite Element Modelling and Analysis
  • MAEG5715 Computer Interface and Simulation

2011/2012
  • MAEG5030 Topics in Computer-Aided Geometric Design
  • BMEG5780 Computational Modelling for Medical Applications
  • MAEG3910 Engineering Profession
  • MAEG5710 Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing

2010/2011
  • ISE599 Point-Sampled Geometry for Product Design and Manufacturing (Graduate Course Offerred during Sabbatical Leave at University of Southern California)
  • MAEG3910 Engineering Profession
  • MAEG4060 Virtual Reality Systems and Applications

2009/2010
  • MAEG5030 Topics in Computer-Aided Geometric Design
  • MAEG4020 Finite Element Modelling and Analysis
  • MAEG4030 Heat Transfer
  • EMB7160 (BMEG5780) Computational Modelling for Medical Applications

Honors & Awards

  • ASME CIE Excellence in Research Award, ASME Computers and Information in Engineering Division (CIE), 2016
  • Best Paper Award, Journal of Computational Visual Media, Springer, April 2016
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2013
  • NAMRI/SME Outstanding Paper Award, SME 41st North American Manufacturing Research Conference, 2013
  • Natural Science Award (2nd Class), Ministry of Education (MOE), P.R. China, 2012
  • Prakash Krishnaswami CAPPD Best Paper Award, ASME 31st Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE), 2011
  • ASME CIE Young Engineer Award, ASME Computers and Information in Engineering Division (CIE), 2009
  • Young Researcher Award, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2009
  • VX Corporation Idea Award (2nd Place) by "GPU Based Solid Modeler for Complex Objects", International CAD Conference and Exhibition, 2009
  • Best Paper Award, ASME 28th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE), 2008
  • Best Lifestyle Bronze Award (Work Life and Professional Services) by "From Styling Design to Fabricated Wetsuit", Hong Kong ICT Awards, 2008
  • Best Paper Award in Computational Methods, ASME 21st Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (CIE), 2001

Journal Papers (in the recent five years)

  • Chengkai Dai, Charlie C.L. Wang, Chenming Wu, Sylvain Lefebvre, Guoxin Fang, and Yongjin Liu, "Support-free volume printing by multi-axis motion", ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH 2018), vol.37, no.4, article 134, July 2018.
  • Jikai Liu, Andrew T. Gaynor, Shikui Chen, Zhan Kang, Krishnan Suresh, Akihiro Takezawa, Lei Li, Junji Kato, Jinyuan Tang, Charlie C.L. Wang, Lin Cheng, Xuan Liang, and Albert C To, "Current and future trends in topology optimization for additive manufacturing", Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 2018. (Survey Paper)
  • Mingqiang Wei, Yang Tian, Wai-Man Pang, Charlie C.L. Wang, Ming-Yong Pang, Jun Wang, Jing Qin, and Pheng-Ann Heng, "Bas-relief modeling from normal layers", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2018.
  • Weiming Wang, Yong-Jin Liu, Jun Wu, Shengjing Tian, Charlie C.L. Wang, Ligang Liu, and Xiuping Liu, "Support-free hollowing", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2018.
  • Wuyuan Xie, Ying Nie, Zhan Song, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Mesh-based computation for solving photometric stereo with near point lighting", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, 2018.
  • Aamir Khan Jadoon, Chenming Wu, Yong-Jin Liu, Ying He, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Interactive partitioning of 3D models into printable parts", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.38, no.4, pp.38-53, July/August 2018.
  • Ran Yi, Chenming Wu, Yong-Jin Liu, Ying He, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Delta DLP 3D printing of large models", IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol.15, no.3, pp.1193-1204, July 2018.
  • Xiuping Liu, Liping Lin, Jun Wu, Weiming Wang, Baocai Yin, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Generating sparse self-supporting wireframe models for 3D printing using mesh simplification", Graphical Models, selected papers from Computational Visual Media conference (CVM) 2018, vol.98, pp.14-23, July 2018.
  • Chuhua Xian, Shuo Jin, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Efficient C2-weighting for image warping", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.38, no.1, pp.59-76, January 2018.
  • Hamideh Khanbareh, Kevin de Boom, Ben Schelen, Rob B.N. Scharff, Charlie C.L. Wang, S. van der Zwaag, and Pim W.A. Groen, "Large area and flexible micro-porous piezoelectric composite sensors for soft robotic skin", Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, vol.263, pp.554-562, August 2017.
  • Shuo Jin, Chengkai Dai, Yang Liu, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Motion imitation based on sparsely sampled correspondence", ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, vol.17, no.4, 041009 (7 pages), June 2017.
  • Gang Xu, Tsz-Ho Kwok, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Isogeometric computation reuse method for complex objects with topology-consistent volumetric parameterization", Computer-Aided Design, vol.91, pp.1-13, October 2017.
  • Weiming Wang, Baojun Li, Sicheng Qian, Yongjin Liu, Charlie C.L. Wang, Ligang Liu and Xiuping Liu, "Cross section based hollowing and structural enhancement", The Visual Computer, Special Issue of Computer Graphics International 2017 Conference, vol.33, no.6-8, pp.949-960, Yokohama, Japan, June 27-30, 2017.
  • Lianping Xing, Charlie C.L. Wang, and Kin-Chuen Hui, "Coherent spherical range-search for dynamic points on GPUs", Computer-Aided Design, vol.86, pp.12-25, May 2017.
  • Kai-Ming Yu, Yu Wang, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Smooth geometry generation in additive manufacturing file format: problem study and new formulation", Rapid Prototyping Journal, vol.23, no.1, 2017.
  • Yunbo Zhang, Charlie C.L. Wang, and Karthik Ramani, "Optimal fitting of strain-controlled flattenable mesh surfaces", International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, vol.87, no.9, pp.2873-2887, December 2016.
  • Jun Wu, Charlie C.L. Wang, Xiaoting Zhang, and Rdiger Westermann, "Self-supporting rhombic infill structures for additive manufacturing", Computer-Aided Design, vol.80, pp.32-42, November 2016.
  • Xiaoting Zhang, Xinyi Le, Zhihao Wu, Emily Whiting, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Data-driven bending elasticity design by shell thickness", Computer Graphics Forum, Eurographics Symposium on Geometry Processing 2016, June 20-24, 2016, Berlin, Germany, vol.35, no.5, pp.157-166, 2016.
  • Shengjun Liu, Charlie C.L. Wang, Guido Brunnett, and Jun Wang, "A closed-form formulation of HRBF-based surface reconstruction by approximate solution", Computer-Aided Design, Special Issue of 2016 Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling, June 20-24, 2016, Berlin, Germany, vol.78, pp.147-157, September 2016.
  • Tsz-Ho Kwok, Yanqiu Zhang, Charlie C.L. Wang, Yong-Jin Liu, and Kai Tang, "Styling evolution for tight-fitting garments", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol.22, no.5, pp.1580-1591, May 2016.
  • Camille Schreck, Damien Rohmer, Stefanie Hahmann, Marie-Paule Cani, Shuo Jin, Charlie C.L. Wang, and Jean-Francis Bloch, "Nonsmooth developable geometry for interactively animating paper crumpling", ACM Transactions on Graphics, vol.35, no.1, article no.10 (18 pages), December 2015.
  • Wei Gao, Yunbo Zhang, Devarajan Ramanujan, Karthik Ramani, Yong Chen, Christopher B. Williams, Charlie C.L. Wang, Yung C. Shin, Song Zhang, Pablo D. Zavattieri, "The status, challenges, and future of additive manufacturing in engineering", Computer-Aided Design, vol.69, pp.65-89, December 2015. (Survey Paper)
  • Xiaoting Zhang, Xinyi Le, Athina Panotopoulou, Emily Whiting, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Perceptual models of preference in 3D printing direction", ACM Transactions on Graphics (SIGGRAPH Asia 2015), vol.34, no.6, article no.215 (12 pages), November 2015.
  • Tsz-Ho Kwok, Charlie C.L. Wang, Dongping Deng, Yunbo Zhang, and Yong Chen, "Four-dimensional printing for freeform surfaces: design optimization of Origami and Kirigami structures", ASME Transactions Journal of Mechanical Design, Special Issue on Design for Additive Manufacturing, vol.137, no.11, 111712 (10 pages), October 2015.
  • Yuen-Shan Leung, Xiaoning Wang, Ying He, Yong-Jin Liu, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "A unified framework for isotropic meshing based on narrow-banded Euclidean distance transformation", Computational Visual Media, vol.1, no.3, pp.239-251, September 2015.
  • Kailun Hu, Shuo Jin, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Support slimming for single material based additive manufacturing", Computer-Aided Design, vol.65, pp.1-10, August 2015.
  • Ran Fan, Xiaogang Jin, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Multi-region segmentation based on compact shape prior", IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol.12, no.3, pp.1047-1058, July 2015.
  • Yu Wang, Kai-Ming Yu, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Spiral and conformal cooling in plastic injection molding", Computer-Aided Design, vol.63, pp.1-11, June 2015.
  • Tsz-Ho Kwok, Kwok-Yun Yeung, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Volumetric template fitting for human body reconstruction from incomplete data", Journal of Manufacturing Systems, vol.33, no.4, pp.678-689, October 2014.
  • Tsz-Ho Kwok, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Shape optimization for human-centric product with standardized components", Computer-Aided Design, vol.52, pp.51-63, July 2014.
  • Charlie C.L. Wang, and Gershon Elber, "Multi-dimensional dynamic programming in ruled surface fitting", Computer-Aided Design, vol.51, pp.39-49, June 2014.
  • Shuo Jin, Yunbo Zhang, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Deformation with enforced metrics on length, area and volume", Computer Graphics Forum, Special Issue of Eurographics 2014, April 7-11, 2014, Strasbourg, France, vol.33, no.2, pp.429-438, May 2014.
  • Lianping Xing, Xiaoting Zhang, Charlie C.L. Wang and Kin-Chuen Hui, "Highly parallel algorithms for visual perception guided surface remeshing", IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol.34, no.1, pp.52-64, February 2014.
  • Tsz-Ho Kwok, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Domain construction for volumetric cross-parameterization", Computers & Graphics, Special Issue of CAD/Graphics 2013 Conference (with acceptance ratio as 31/344 = 9.01%), November 16-18, 2013, Hong Kong, vol.38, pp.86-96, February 2014. (Best Paper Honorable Mention)
  • Charlie C.L. Wang, and Yong Chen, "Thickening freeform surfaces for solid fabrication", Rapid Prototyping Journal, vol.19, no.6, pp.395-406, November 2013.
  • Kwok-Yun Yeung, Tsz-Ho Kwok, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Improved skeleton tracking by duplex Kinects: a practical approach for real-time applications", ASME Transactions Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, vol.13, no.4, 041007 (10 pages), October 2013.
  • Xuejin Zhao, Yayue Pan, Chi Zhou, Yong Chen, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "An integrated CNC accumulation system for automatic building-around-inserts", Journal of Manufacturing Processes, vol.15, no.4, pp.432-443, October 2013.

Conference Papers

  • Guoxin Fang, Christopher-Denny Matte, Tsz-Ho Kwok, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Geometry-based direct simulation for multi-material soft robots", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Brisbane, Australia, May 21-25, 2018.
  • Rob B.N. Scharff, Rens M. Doornbusch, Xander L. Klootwijk, Ajinkya A. Doshi, Eugeni L. Doubrovski, Jun Wu, Jo M.P. Geraedts, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Color-based sensing of bending deformation on soft robots", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Brisbane, Australia, May 21-25, 2018.
  • Minjing Yu, Yong-Jin Liu, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "EasySRRobot: an easy-to-build self-reconfigurable robot with optimized design", IEEE Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Macau, December 5-8, 2017.
  • Xiaoting Zhang, Guoxin Fang, Chengkai Dai, Jouke Verlinden, Jun Wu, Emily Whiting, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Thermal-comfort design of personalized casts", ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), pp.243-254, Quebec City, Canada, October 22-25, 2017.
  • Yu Song, Roy A. Boekraad, Lampros Roussos, Adrie Kooijman, Charlie C.L. Wang, and Jo M.P. Geraedts, "3D printed electronics: opportunities and challenges from case studies", ASME IDETC/CIE 2017 Conference, 37th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, August 6-9, 2017.
  • Wonsup Lee, Lye Goto, Johan F.M. Molenbroek, Richard H.M. Goossens, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "A shape-based sizing system for facial wearable product design", The 5th International Digital Human Modeling Symposium, Bonn, Germany, June 26-28, 2017.
  • Chuhua Xian, Junxian Huang, Shuo Jin, Guoliang Luo, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Real-time C^2-weighting based character skinning powered by GPU", The 30th International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2017), Seoul, South Korea, May 22-24, 2017.
  • Chenming Wu, Chengkai Dai, Guoxin Fang, Yong-Jin Liu, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "RoboFDM: a robotic system for support-free fabrication using FDM", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2017), Singapore, May 29 June 3, 2017.
  • Chenming Wu, Ran Yi, Yong-Jin Liu, Ying He, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Delta DLP 3D printing with large size", 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016), Daejeon, Korea, October 9-14, 2016.
  • Tsz Ho Kwok, Weiwei Wan, Jia Pan, Charlie C.L. Wang, Jianjun Yuan, Kensuke Harada, and Yong Chen, "Rope caging and grasping", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2016), pp.1980-1986, Stockholm, Sweden, May 16-21, 2016.
  • Qianwen Chao, Jiangfan Yu, Chengkai Dai, Tiantian Xu, Li Zhang, Charlie C.L. Wang, and Xiaogang Jin, "Steering micro-robotic swarm by dynamic actuating fields", IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2016), pp.5230-5235, Stockholm, Sweden, May 16-21, 2016.
  • Kailun Hu, Xiaoting Zhang, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Direct computation of minimal rotation for support slimming", 2015 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2015), Gothenburg, Sweden, August 24-28, 2015.
  • Ka-Chun Chan, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Progressive segmentation for MRR-based feed-rate optimization in CNC machining", 2015 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE 2015), Gothenburg, Sweden, August 24-28, 2015. (Best Application Paper Award Finalist)
  • Wuyuan Xie, Chengkai Dai, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Photometric stereo with near point lighting: A solution by mesh deformation", 2015 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2015), Boston, Massachusetts, June 7-12, 2015.
  • Xiaoting Zhang, Ka-Chun Chan, Charlie C.L. Wang, Kwok-Chuen Wong and Shekhar-Madhukar Kumta, "Computing stable contact interface for customized surgical jigs", 2015 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2015), Seattle, Washington, May 26-30, 2015.
  • Yang Zheng, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Pedalvatar: An IMU-based real-time body motion capture system using foot rooted kinematic model", 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014), Chicago, Illinois, September 14-18, 2014.
  • Wuyuan Xie, Yunbo Zhang, Charlie C.L. Wang, and Ronald C.-K. Chung, "Surface-from-Gradients: An approach based on discrete geometry processing", 2014 IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR 2014), Columbus, Ohio, June 24-27, 2014. (Oral presentation paper with acceptance ratio as 5.75%)
  • Pu Huang, Yong Chen, Yongqiang Li, Charlie C.L. Wang, "Shape acquiring and editing through an augmented reality based 3D CAD system", CAD'14 Conference, Hong Kong, China, June 23-26, 2014.

Books

  • Rob B.N. Scharff, Eugeni L. Doubrovski, Wim A. Poelman, Pieter P. Jonker, Charlie C.L. Wang, and Jo M.P. Geraedts, "Towards behavior design of a 3D-printed soft robotic hand", Proceedings of the Soft Robotics Week, April 25-30, 2016, Livorno, Italy, Springer.
  • Tsz-Ho Kwok, Yong Chen, and Charlie C.L. Wang, "Geometric analysis and computation using Layered Depth-Normal Images for three-dimensional microfabrication", Chapter 5, Three-Dimensional Microfabrication Using Two-photon Polymerization, pp.119-147, 2016
  • Pu Huang, Charlie C.L. Wang, and Yong Chen, "Algorithms for layered manufacturing in image space", Book Chapter, ASME Advances in Computers and Information in Engineering Research, vol.1, pp.377-410, August 2014.
  • Charlie C.L. Wang, Geometric Modeling and Reasoning of Human-Centered Freeform Products, Springer, 2013.