Stanley

Hi, I am Erva!

I am currently a PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Carnegie Mellon University. I am advised by Levent Burak Kara and work in the Visual Design and Engineering Lab.

My research interests include fabrication, computational design and computer graphics. Particularly, I work on algorithms that enhance the design process for fabrication methods.

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PUBLICATIONS


Concurrent Structure and Process Optimization for Minimum Cost Metal Additive Manufacturing
Erva Ulu, Runze Huang, Kate S. Whitefoot and Levent Burak Kara
ASME Journal of Mechanical Design (Under Review)
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Enhancing the Structural Performance of Additively Manufactured Objects
Erva Ulu
PhD Thesis, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (2018)
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Efficient Load Sampling for Worst-Case Structural Analysis Under Force Location Uncertainty
Yining Wang, Erva Ulu, Aarti Singh and Levent Burak Kara
ASME IDETC (2018)
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Lightweight Structure Design Under Force Location Uncertainty
Erva Ulu, James McCann and Levent Burak Kara
ACM Transactions on Graphics / SIGGRAPH (2017)
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Cost Minimization in Metal Additive Manufacturing Using Concurrent Structure and Process Optimization
Runze Huang, Erva Ulu, Levent Burak Kara and Kate S. Whitefoot
ASME IDETC (2017)
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A Data-Driven Approach to Predict Hand Positions for Two-Hand Grasps of Industrial Objects
Erhan Batuhan Arisoy, Guannan Ren, Erva Ulu, Nurcan Gecer Ulu and Suraj Musuvathy
ASME IDETC (2016)
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Enhancing the Structural Performance of Additively Manufactured Objects Through Build Orientation Optimization
Erva Ulu, Emrullah Korkmaz, Kubilay Yay, O. Burak Ozdoganlar and Levent Burak Kara
ASME Journal of Mechanical Design (2015)
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A Data-Driven Investigation and Estimation of Optimal Topologies Under Variable Loading Configurations
Erva Ulu, Rusheng Zhang and Levent Burak Kara
Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization (2015)
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A Data-Driven Investigation and Estimation of Optimal Topologies Under Variable Loading Configurations
Erva Ulu, Rusheng Zhang, M. Ersin Yumer and Levent Burak Kara
CompIMAGE (2014)
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Design and Analysis of a Modular Learning Based Cross-Coupled Control Algorithm for Multi-Axis Precision Positioning Systems
Nurcan Gecer Ulu, Erva Ulu and Melih Cakmakci
International Journal of Control, Automation and Systems (2016)
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Development and Validation of an Adaptive Method to Generate High-Resolution Quadrature Encoder Signals
Erva Ulu, Nurcan Gecer Ulu and Melih Cakmakci
Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control (2014)
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Learning Based Cross-Coupled Control for Multi-Axis High Precision Positioning Systems
Nurcan Gecer Ulu, Erva Ulu and Melih Cakmakci
ASME DSCC (2012)
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Adaptive Correction and Look-Up Table Based Interpolation of Quadrature Encoder Signals
Erva Ulu, Nurcan Gecer Ulu and Melih Cakmakci
ASME DSCC (2012)
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Mechatronic Design of a Modular Three-Axis Slider System for High-Precision Positioning Applications
Erva Ulu
MSc Thesis, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey (2012)
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