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Nicholas M. Patrikalakis

Nicholas M. Patrikalakis

Kawasaki Professor of Engineering
Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering
Co-Director, Design Laboratory


Room 5-219
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307
Phone: 617-253-4555  
Fax: 617-253-8125  
Email:
Web: http://web.mit.edu/deslab/

Administrative Contact:
Maria Riefstahl
Room 5-228
Phone: 617-253-4330  
Email:

Research Interests

Robotics and Sensing, Dynamic Data-Driven Forecasting Systems, Computer-Aided Design, Visualization

 

Teaching Interests

Computer-Aided Design, Dynamics and Vibration, Structural Mechanics, Numerical Algorithms

 

Education

Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering (MIT, 1983)
Diploma in Naval Architecture, Marine and Mechanical Engineering
(National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 1977)

 

MIT Appointments

January, 2010 to December, 2010: Singapore Research Professor of Robotics and Sensing

July, 2008 to August 2010: On research, sabbatical leave, MIT SMART Center, Singapore
January, 2005 to June, 2008: Associate Head, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
October, 1999 to Present: Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering
October, 1996 to Present: Kawasaki Professor of Engineering

July, 1995 to Present: Co-Director, Design Laboratory
July, 1995 to Dec. 2004: Professor of Ocean Engineering
July, 1990 to June 1995: Associate Professor of Ocean Engineering
July, 1988 to June, 1990: Doherty Assistant Professor of Ocean Utilization
July, 1985 to June, 1990: Assistant Professor of Ocean Engineering
March, 1983 to June, 1985: Postdoctoral Associate

 

Honors and Awards

Singapore Research Professor of Robotics and Sensing (2010)

Kawasaki Professor of Engineering (1996-Present)
Doherty Assistant Professor of Ocean Utilization (1988-1990)

 

Memberships

ACM, ASME, CGS, IEEE, ISOPE, SIAM, SNAME, TCG

 

Professional Service

Co-Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Computer-Aided Design (JCAD), Elsevier:
http://ees.elsevier.com/cad/

Member, Editorial Board, Graphical Models (GMOD), Elsevier:
http://ees.elsevier.com/GMOD/

 

Member, Editorial Board,  The Visual Computer (TVC), Springer:

http://www.springerlink.com/content/1432-2315/ 

 

Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Shape Modeling (IJSM), World Scientific:
http://www.worldscinet.com/ijsm/ijsm.shtml

 

Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (IJAMM), GBS:
http://www.gbspublisher.com/ijamm.htm

 

Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Intelligent Engineering Informatics (IJIEI), Inderscience:

http://www.inderscience.com/ijiei/

 

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Mathematics in Industry (JMI), a SpringerOpen Journal, Springer

http://www.springer.com/mathematics/applications/journal/13362

 

Patents

Shape-Intrinsic Watermarks for 3-D Solids, by T. Maekawa, N. M. Patrikalakis, F.-E. Wolter and H. Masuda. US Patent No. 20030128209. October 2004.

 

Google Scholar Citations Webpage:


http://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=cAaRCiUAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&is_public_preview=1

 

Recent Principal Publications

  • Shape Interrogation for Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing, by N. M. Patrikalakis and T. Maekawa. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Verlag, February 2002. Also in Chinese, China Machine Press, Beijing, China, March 2005.  Revised reprinting and ebook edition, Springer, November 2009.
  • Web-Enabled Configuration and Control of Legacy Codes: An Application to Ocean Modelling, by C. Evangelinos, P. F. J. Lermusiaux, S. K. Geiger, R. C. Chang, and N. M. Patrikalakis, Ocean Modelling, Vol. 13, No. 3-4, pp. 197-220, 2006
  • Resolution of Multiple Roots of Nonlinear Polynomial Systems, by K. H. Ko, T. Sakkalis and N. M. Patrikalakis. International Journal of Shape Modeling, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 121-147, June 2005
  • Algorithms for Optimal Partial Matching of Free-Form Objects with Scaling Effects, by K. H. Ko, T. Maekawa and N. M. Patrikalakis. Graphical Models, Vol. 67, No. 2, pp. 120-148, March 2005.
  • Methods for Feature-Based Design of Heterogeneous Solids, by H. Liu, T. Maekawa, N. M. Patrikalakis, E. M. Sachs, and W. Cho. Computer Aided Design. Vol. 36, No. 12, pp. 1141-1159, October 2004
  • Shape Intrinsic Properties for Free-Form Object Matching, by K. H. Ko, T. Maekawa, N. M. Patrikalakis, H. Masuda, and F.-E. Wolter. ASME Transactions, Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 325-333, December 2003.
  • An Algorithm for Optimal Free-Form Object Matching, by K. H. Ko, T. Maekawa and N. M. Patrikalakis. Computer Aided Design. Vol. 35, No. 10, pp. 913-923, September 2003.
  • A Dithering Algorithm for Local Composition Control with Three-Dimensional Printing, by W. Cho, E. M. Sachs, N. M. Patrikalakis and D. E. Troxel. Computer Aided Design. Vol. 35, No. 9, pp. 851-867, August 2003.
  • Topological and Geometric Properties of Interval Solid Models, by T. Sakkalis, G. Shen, and N. M. Patrikalakis. Graphical Models, 63(3):163-175, May 2001.
  • Boundary Representation Model Rectification, by G. Shen, T. Sakkalis, and N. M. Patrikalakis. Graphical Models. 63(3):177-195, May 2001.
  • FEM Simulation of Laser Forming of Metal Plates, by G. Yu, K. Masubuchi, T. Maekawa, and N. M. Patrikalakis. ASME Transactions, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. 123(3):405-410, August 2001.
  • Efficient Simulation of Shell Forming by Line Heating, by G. Yu, R. J. Anderson, T. Maekawa and N. M. Patrikalakis. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. 43(10):2349-2370, October 2001.
  • Optimal Development of Doubly Curved Surfaces, by G. Yu, N. M. Patrikalakis, and T. Maekawa. Computer Aided Geometric Design. Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 545-577, July 2000.
  • Topologically Reliable Approximation of Trimmed Polynomial Surface Patches, by W. Cho, T. Maekawa, N. M. Patrikalakis and J. Peraire. Graphical Models and Image Processing. Vol. 61, No. 2, pp. 84-109, March 1999
  • Numerical and Geometric Properties of Interval B-Splines, by G. Shen and N. M. Patrikalakis. International Journal of Shape Modeling. Vol. 4, No. 1 and 2, pp. 35-62, March and June 1998
  • Efficient and Reliable Methods for Rounded Interval Arithmetic, by S. L. Abrams, W. Cho, C. - Y. Hu, T. Maekawa, N. M. Patrikalakis, E. C. Sherbrooke, and X. Ye. Computer Aided Design. Vol. 30, No. 8, pp. 657-665, July 1998
  • Analysis and Applications of Pipe Surfaces, by T. Maekawa, N. M. Patrikalakis, T. Sakkalis, and G. Yu. Computer Aided Geometric Design. Vol. 15, No. 5, pp. 437-458, May 1998
  • Approximation of Measured Data with Interval B-Splines, by S. T. Tuohy, T. Maekawa, G. Shen and N. M. Patrikalakis. Computer Aided Design. Vol. 29, No. 11, pp. 791-799, November 1997
  • Robust Interval Algorithm for Surface Intersections, by C. - Y. Hu, T. Maekawa, N. M. Patrikalakis and X. Ye. Computer Aided Design. Vol. 29, No. 9, pp. 617-627, September 1997
  • Computation of Self-Intersections of Offsets of Bezier Surface Patches, by T. Maekawa, W. Cho and N. M. Patrikalakis. Journal of Mechanical Design, ASME Transactions. Vol. 119, No. 2, pp. 275-283, June 1997
  • Differential and Topological Properties of Medial Axes, by E. C. Sherbrooke, N. M. Patrikalakis and F. - E. Wolter. Graphical Models and Image Processing. Vol. 58, No. 6, pp. 574-592, November 1996
  • Topologically Reliable Approximation of Composite Bezier Curves, by W. Cho, T. Maekawa and N. M. Patrikalakis. Computer Aided Geometric Design. Vol. 13, No. 6, pp. 497-520, August 1996
  • Robust Interval Solid Modeling: Part II, Boundary Evaluation, by C. -Y. Hu, N. M. Patrikalakis and X. Ye. Computer Aided Design. Vol. 28, No. 10, pp. 819-830, October 1996
  • Robust Interval Solid Modeling: Part I, Representations, by C. -Y. Hu, N. M. Patrikalakis and X. Ye. Computer Aided Design. Vol. 28, No. 10, pp. 807-817, October 1996
  • Nonlinear Data Representation for Ocean Exploration and Visualization, by S. T. Tuohy and N. M. Patrikalakis. Journal of Visualization and Computer Animation. Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 125-139, July-September 1996
  • Robust Interval Algorithm for Curve Intersections, by C. - Y. Hu, T. Maekawa, E. C. Sherbrooke and N. M. Patrikalakis. Computer Aided Design. Vol. 28, No. 6/7, pp. 495-506, June/July 1996
  • Umbilics and Lines of Curvature for Shape Interrogation, by T. Maekawa, F. - E. Wolter, and N. M. Patrikalakis. Computer Aided Geometric Design. Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 133-161, March 1996
  • An Algorithm for the Medial Axis Transform of 3-D Polyhedral Solids, by E. C. Sherbrooke, N. M. Patrikalakis and E. Brisson. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 44-61, March 1996.
  • Map Based Navigation for Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, by S. T. Tuohy, J. J. Leonard, J. G. Bellingham, N. M. Patrikalakis, and C. Chryssostomidis. International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering. Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 9-18, March 1996
  • The Geometric Modeling and Interrogation System Praxiteles, by S. L. Abrams, L. Bardis, C. Chryssostomidis, N. M. Patrikalakis, S. T. Tuohy, F. - E. Wolter and J. Zhou. Journal of Ship Production. Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 117-132, May 1995
  • Interrogation of Differential Geometry Properties for Design and Manufacture, by T. Maekawa and N. M. Patrikalakis. The Visual Computer. Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 216-237, March 1994
  • Computation of Stationary Points of Distance Functions, by J. Zhou, E. C. Sherbrooke and N. M. Patrikalakis. Engineering with Computers. Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 231-246, 1993
  • Computation of Singularities and Intersections of Offsets of Planar Curves, by T. Maekawa and N. M. Patrikalakis. Computer Aided Geometric Design. Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 407-429, October 1993
  • Computation of the Solutions of Nonlinear Polynomial Systems, by E. C. Sherbrooke and N. M. Patrikalakis. Computer Aided Geometric Design. Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 379-405, October 1993.

Additional Links:

Center for Ocean Engineering: http://oe.mit.edu

SMART Center: http://smart.mit.edu

Design Laboratory: http://web.mit.edu/deslab/

CENSAM Project: http://censam.mit.edu
Poseidon Project: http://czms.mit.edu/poseidon/

 

Textbooks:

http://www.springerlink.com/content/vpg32m3xrapr3j8w/

http://www.springerlink.com/content/q14h32/?p=7c359e42edff40839b53273dcc0b138eπ=0 

http://deslab.mit.edu/DesignLab/pubs/N-T-Book.html

http://www.akpeters.com/product.asp?ProdCode=2744

http://graphics.cs.aueb.gr/cgvizbook/index.html

 

Hyperbook:

http://web.mit.edu/hyperbook/Patrikalakis-Maekawa-Cho

 

Past Course Links:

http://stellar.mit.edu/S/course/2/sp11/2.003J/

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mechanical-Engineering/2-158JSpring-2003/CourseHome/index.htm

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mechanical-Engineering/2-080JFall-2002/CourseHome/index.htm 

 

 

 

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