Mixed-Initiative Design Lab.

About Us

Welcome to the Mixed Initiative Design Lab (MIDL, pronounced "middle") in the J. Mike Walker '66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. We develop novel computational frameworks for the representation, presentation, and manipulation of information pertaining to the design of digital and physical artifacts. Our research is positioned at the intersection of computer-aided product design, human-computer interaction, and artificial intelligence. Our overarching goal is to augment human expression and creativity in product, industrial, and engineering design.

Areas of Interest

  • Geometric & Topological Modeling
  • Data Driven Design
  • Intelligent User Interfaces for Design
  • Cognitive Assistance for Creativity Support
  • Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
  • Spatial Manipulation & Haptics
  • Collaborative Design
  • Computational Fabrication

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Paper on speech-based shape exploration has won the Computer-Aided Product and Process Development (CAPPD) Technical Committee Best Paper Award and will be presented at ASME IDETC/CIE 2022.

Paper on tangible interactions for 3D curve modeling will be presented at ASME IDETC/CIE 2022.

Paper on vision-based cathether detection published in the Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics journal.

CAREER Krishnamurthy

Dr. Krishnamurthy wins the NSF CAREER Award to conduct research on partitive solid geometry.

MIDL graduated its first two PhD students Congratulations Dr. Ronak Mohanty and Dr. Ting-Ju Chen.