Primary Research Areas

  • Geometric Computing
  • Computional Design
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Robotics


    Software

  • LDNI-DLL: A Dynamic-Link Library for Solid Modeling on GPUs
  • HRBFQI: A Fast Surface Reconstruction Method from Hermite Points
  • CSRS: A Library for Coherent Spherical Range-Search on GPUs
  • 3D Human Body Generator - Android APP
  • LDNI-based Solid Modeling
  • Conservative LDI Sampling Tool (CST)
  • Surface-from-Gradients: An Approach Based on Discrete Geometry Processing
  • Volumetric Template Fitting
  • Highly Parallel Algorithms for Visual Perception Guided Surface Remeshing
  • MeshWorks (ver. 1.0)
  • Surface Cross-Parameterization
  • Point Orientation Tool (POT)


    Awards

  • ASME CIE Excellence in Research Award, ASME Computers and Information in Engineering Division (CIE), 2016 [TU Delft Newsletter]
  • 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


    Other Research Achievements

  • Finalist of Best Application Paper Award - IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, 2015
  • Best Paper Honorable Mention, The 13th International Conference on Computer-Aided Design and Computer Graphics, 2013
  • Ph.D. student, Tsz-Ho Kwok, won the CUHK Postgraduate Research Output Award, 2011
  • Ph.D. student, Yunbo Zhang, won the 3rd Vice-Chancellor's Cup of Student Innovation (Postgraduate Group Category), 2009
  • Graduate students, Tsz-Ho Kwok (Ph.D.) and Kwan-Chung Chan (M.Phil.), won the 3rd Prize at the 11th National Challenge Cup of Science and Technology, 2009
  • Top Cited Article Certification (2005-2010) for "Parameterization and parametric design of mannequins" published in Computer-Aided Design, vol.37, no.1, Elsevier, August 2010
  • Successful technology transfer to industry


    Patents

  • Charlie C.L. Wang, "Methods for Flattening a 3D Surface into a 2D Piece", U.S. Patent 8,411,090, April 2, 2013; Chinese Patent CN101661626, April 18, 2012.
  • Juncong Lin, Charlie C.L. Wang, Kin-Chuen Hui, and Xiaogang Jin, "Mesh Composition on Models with Arbitrary Topology", Chinese Patent CN101266691, January 13, 2010.


    Research Grants

  • Principal Investigator, "Manufacturability analysis and model optimization for additive manufacturing based on offset surface", Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Ref. No.: 61628211, 1/2017 - 12/2018
  • Principal Investigator, "Hierarchical GPU-based solid modeling for freeform polyhedral objects", HKSAR Research Grants Council (RGC) General Research Fund (GRF), CUHK/14207414, 1/2015 - 12/2017
  • Principal Investigator & Project Coordinator, "An IMU-based wearable real-time body motion control system for teleoperated robot", HKSAR Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF), ITS/065/14 + InP/274/14 + InP/275/14, 11/2014 - 4/2016
  • Principal Investigator & Project Coordinator, "Design automation of customized jigs for bone tumor surgery", HKSAR Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF), ITS/060/13 + InP/024/14 + InP/025/14, 10/2013 - 3/2015
  • Principal Investigator, "Normal vector based discrete developable surface modeling and application", Shenzhen Science Plan, Grant No.: JCYJ20120903092425971, 06/2013 - 11/2015
  • Principal Investigator, "Phase Two Development of VMMC project", Industrial Research Grant, CUHK/7050669, 8/2014 - 7/2015
  • Principal Investigator, "3D gesture control technology", Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited, CUHK/7050429, 3/2013 - 3/2014
  • Principal Investigator, "Phase One Development of VMMC project", Industrial Research Grant, CUHK/7050392, 10/2012 - 9/2013
  • Principal Investigator & Project Coordinator, "Technology development and application for solid modeling by Layered Depth-Normal Images in high resolution", HKSAR Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF), ITS/247/11 + InP/027/12 + InP/151/12, 3/2012 - 8/2013
  • Principal Investigator, "Highly parallel point-distance computation on trimmed NURBS surface", CUHK Direct Research Grant, CUHK/2050518, 1/2012 - 6/2013
  • Principal Investigator, "Robust and parallel reconstruction of sharp feature preserved mesh surface from unoriented noisy points", HKSAR Research Grants Council (RGC) General Research Fund (GRF), CUHK/417109, 1/2010 - 12/2012
  • Principal Investigator, "GPU-based solid modeler for complex objects", HKSAR Research Grants Council (RGC) General Research Fund (GRF), CUHK/417508, 1/2009 - 6/2012
  • Principal Investigator, "Pattern computation for compression and performance garment", Shun Hing Institute of Advanced Engineering (SHIAE) Research Grant, CUHK/8115022, 7/2008 - 6/2010
  • Principal Investigator, "Retrieval of structured parametric surfaces from implicitly represented multi-material models", HKSAR Research Grants Council (RGC) Competitive Earmarked Research Grant (CERG), CUHK/416307, 9/2007 - 2/2010
  • Principal Investigator, "Preliminary research of solid modeling for complex objects on GPU", CUHK Direct Research Grant, CUHK/2050400, 1/2008 - 6/2009
  • Principal Investigator & Project Coordinator, "Technology development and application for geometric modeling of developable freeform surfaces", HKSAR Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) Innovation and Technology Fund (ITF), ITS/026/07 + InP/017/07, 9/2007 - 8/2008
  • Principal Investigator, "Deformation technology for design automation of 3D garment", Industrial Research Grant, CUHK/7000861, 2/2007 - 1/2008
  • Principal Investigator, "Retrieval of structured parametric surfaces from implicitly represented multi-material models", CUHK Direct Research Grant, CUHK/2050374, 1/2007 - 6/2008
  • Principal Investigator, "Freeform shape modeling by examples", CUHK Direct Research Grant, CUHK/2050341, 1/2006 - 6/2007
  • Co-Investigator, "Research on geometric models and efficient content generation for large-scale industrial 3D printers", Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Ref. No.: 61432003, 1/2015 - 12/2019
  • Co-Investigator, "Research of key problems in the binary coded structured light means for high-robustness 3D reconstruction", Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Ref. No.: 61375041, 1/2014 - 12/2017
  • Co-Investigator, "Fast modeling based on differentiable implicit offset surfaces and its applications for general mesh models", Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Ref. No.: 61173119, 1/2012 - 12/2015
  • Co-Investigator, "Fast offset surface modeling from freeform models with triangular meshes", Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Ref. No.: 61003125, 1/2011 - 12/2011
  • Co-Investigator, "Design automation of customized freeform object", HKSAR Research Grants Council (RGC) Competitive Earmarked Research Grant (CERG), CUHK/412405, 1/2006 - 6/2008
  • Co-Investigator, "Motion control and special effect generation in large-scale group animation", Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Ref. No.: 60573153, 1/2006 - 12/2008


    Invited Conference Talks

  • Keynote Speech, "Shape and Topology Optimization for Additive Manufacturing", International Workshop of Computational Fabrication: Simulation, Optimization and Evaluation, August 24, 2017, Zhangjiajie, China
  • Keynote Speech, "Computational Design and Fabrication: From Design Automation to New Manufacturing", International Conference on Innovative Design and Manufacturing, July 17-19, Milan, Italy
  • Tutorial Speaker, "Topology Optimization for Computational Fabrication", Eurographics, April 24-28, 2017, Lyon, France
  • Invited Speech, "Robot-Assisted Multi-Axis Additive Manufacturing: Decomposition and Collision-Free Planning", The Third Workshop on Smart Robotics, April 12, 2017, Tianjin, China
  • Keynote Speech, "Fast Solid Modeling and Its Application in Feedrate Optimization", International Symposium of Computational Numerical Control Machining, March 23-25, 2017, Taiwan
  • Invited Speech, "Geometric Computing for Robotic Applications", The Second Workshop on Smart Robotics, June 2-4, 2016, Beijing, China
  • Invited Speech, "Supporting Structure Aware Optimization for Additive Manufacturing", 2015 Workshop on Complex Surfaces Intelligent Manufacturing, December 6-8, 2015, Changsha, China
  • Keynote Speech, "A Closed-Form Formulation of HRBF-Based Surface Reconstruction", 2015 International Conference on Real-time Computing and Robotics, June 23-26, 2015, Changsha, China
  • Invited Speech, "Foot-Rooted Body Motion Capture by IMU Sensors", Workshop on Visual Computing for Social and Cognitive Robots, April 15, 2015, Beijing, China
  • Course Speaker, "3D Printing Oriented Design: Geometry and Optimization", ACM SIGGRAPH Asia, December 3-6, 2014, ShenZhen, China
  • Invited Speech, "Computing Stable Contact Interface for Designing Customized Surgical Jigs", International Symposium on the Applications of 3-D Printing in Orthopaedics, September 20, 2014, Hong Kong
  • Invited Speech, "Volumetric Template Fitting for Human Body Reconstruction from Incomplete Data", International Conference on Innovative Design and Manufacturing, August 13-15, 2014, Montreal, Canada
  • Invited Speech, "GPU-based Solid Modeling for Additive Manufacturing", 1st International Conference on Progress in Additive Manufacturing, May 26-28, 2014, Singapore
  • Keynote Speech, "Design for Human-Centered Freeform Products: What's the Next?", International CAD Conference and Exhibition (CAD'13), Bergamo, Italy, June 17-20, 2013
  • Keynote Speech, "Geometric Modeling and Reasoning of User Customized Apparel Products", MCP-Asia Pacific 2010 - An International Conference on Mass Customization and Personalization, Taipei, Taiwan, December 6-9, 2010
  • Invited Tutorial, "Design Automation for Customized Freeform Products", International Symposium on Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering (TMCE 2008), Izmir, Turkey, April 21 - 25, 2008
  • Invited Tutorial, "CAD Tools in Fashion/Garment Design", International CAD Conference and Exhibition (CAD'04), Pattaya Beach, Thailand, May 24-28, 2004