• Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Morris E. Foster Faculty Fellow II
  • Affiliated Faculty, Computer Science & Engineering

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University – 2015
  • M.Sc., Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India – 2010
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh, India – 2006

Research Interests

    • Geometric & Topological Modeling
    • Computational Fabrication
    • Tangible Interactions and Haptics
    • Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
    • Intelligent User Interfaces for Design Ideation
    • Cognitive Assistance for Creativity Support

Awards & Honors

  • 2021 ASME CIE Young Engineer Award
  • 2021 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2019 Winner of the ACM Student Research Competition at SIGGRAPH
  • 2018 Peggy L. and Charles L. Brittan Teaching Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching
  • 2012 All-Conference Best Paper Award, ASME IDETC/CIE

Selected Publications

  • Vinayak Krishnamurthy Ergun Akleman, Sai Ganesh Subramanian, Matthew Ebert, Jiaqi Cui, Chia-An Fu, and Courtney Starrett, Geometrically Interlocking Shapes Based on Bi-Axial Fabric Weaves, IEEE Transactions of Visualization and Computer Graphics, https://doi.org/10.1109/tvcg.2021.3065457
  • Ronak R. Mohanty, Riddhi R. Adhikari, Vinayak Krishnamurthy, Motoric and Perceptual Kinesthetic Symmetry in Bi-manual Interactions (Invited paper), ASME Journal of Computing & Information Science in Engineering October 2021; 21(5): 050908. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4050289
  • Ergun Akleman, Vinayak R. Krishnamurthy, Chia-An Fu, Sai Ganesh Subramanian, Matthew Ebert, Matthew Eng, Courtney Starrett, Haard Panchal, Generalized Abeille Tiles: Topologically interlocked space-filling shapes generated based on fabric symmetries, Computers & Graphics, Volume 89, 2020, Pages 156-166, ISSN 0097-8493, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cag.2020.05.016.
  • Ting-Ju Chen, Vinayak Krishnamurthy. Investigating a Mixed-Initiative Workflow for Digital Mind-mapping. ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, October 2020; 142(10): 101404. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4046808.
  • Sai Ganesh Subramanian, Matthew Eng, Vinayak Krishnamurthy, Ergun Akleman, Delaunay Lofts: A Biologically Inspired Approach for Modeling Space Filling Modular Structures, Computers & Graphics, Vol. 82, 2019, Pages 73-83, ISSN 0097-8493, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cag.2019.05.021