Researcher + Designer + Prototyper

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  • A multi-functional Researcher/Designer/Prototyper based in the Bay area, California. Solves problems from different perspectives: human factors, user research, prototyping, etc.
  • Enjoys building stuff, CAD, hands-on fabrication, Mechatronics, rapid prototyping, 3D printing, machining, and real-world experiments.
  • 4+ years of industrial experience in designing consumer electronics, wearables, robots, and new Human-Computer interaction styles.
  • Passionates in creating user-centered and ergonomic products. Filed 5 patents.

  • Current/Past experiences:
    Intel (CA, USA), Sandia National Labs (NM, USA), BenQ-Siemens LifeStyle Design Center (Taiwan).

    Education:
    Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (PA, USA)
    Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)

    List of Projects and snap shots

    My projects are cross disciplinary: human factors, mechanical engineering, robotics, mechatronics, User experience design, signal processing, sensors, etc.

    *** Project details available upon request or at interview only***



    Patents

    [1] J H. Lu and G. Shoemaker, “User Interface Responsive to Operator Position and Gestures,“ WOIP Patent Application WO2014150111A1, 2014 Link

    [2] J H. Lu and G. Shoemaker, “User Interface Responsive to Operator Position and Gestures,“ U.S. Patent Application 13/832,954, 2013 Link

    [3] C H. Su., J H. Lu, Y.Y. Lin, “Adjustable tilt supporting apparatus and display with the same” Taiwan Patent I320466/TW096128241, 2010 Link

    [4] J H. Lu, Y.Y. Lin, “Adjustable Tilt Supporting Apparatus and Display with the Same,” U.S. Patent Application 11/933,452, 2009 Link

    [5] C.L. Liu, J.U. Chao, J H. Lu et al., “The Base of A Travel Aid for Blind People,” Taiwan Patent I351275/TW096103810, 2008 Link



    Selected publications

    [1] J H. Lu, W Quadros, K Shimada. “Evaluation of user-guided semi-automatic decomposition tool for hexahedral mesh generation,” Journal of Computational Design and Engineering, 2017. Link

    [2] J H. Lu, I Song, W Quadros, K Shimada. “Geometric Reasoning in Sketch-Based Volumetric Decomposition Framework for Hex Meshing,” Engineering with Computers Journal, 2014. Link

    [3] J H. Lu, I Song, W Quadros, K Shimada. “Geometric Reasoning in Sketch-Based Volumetric Decomposition Framework for Hexahedral Meshing,” Proceedings of the 21st International Meshing Round table, 2013. Link

    [4] J H. Lu, I Song, W Quadros, K Shimada. “Volumetric Decomposition via Medial Object and Pen-based User Interface for Hexahedral Mesh Generation,” In Proceeding of 20th International Mesh Round Table, 2012. Link

    [5] J H. Lu, I Song, W Quadros, K Shimada. “Pen-based Interface for Decomposition for Hex Mesh Generation,” In Proceeding of 19th International Mesh Round Table, 2010. Link

    [6] J H. Lu and K Shimada. “Sketch-Based Rapid Conceptual Design Using Interactive Ordered Candidates and Snapping,” Master Thesis, Mechanical Engineering Department, Carnegie Mellon University.



    Award

    Recognition at Intel for delivering innovative and competitive products & services. 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
    National Science Foundation Student Grant. 2010, 2011, 2013
    US Army Research Office Financial Support. 2012
    Best Poster Award in International Meshing Round table Conference. 2010, 2012
    Core77 One Hour Design Challenge Nomination. 2009
    Carnegie Mellon University Dean’s List Fellowship. 2009
    National Science Council Fellowship and Research Grant (Taiwan). 2006
    Chinese Institute of Engineers National Thesis Contest rated Excellent. 2006
    National Taiwan University Engineering Technology Contest rated Excellent. 2004



    Service

    Teaching Assistant, “Mechatronic Design,” 58 students. Carnegie Mellon University, 2012.
    Teaching Assistant, “Numerical Method,” 112 students. Carnegie Mellon University, 2011.



    Skill

  • 2D Software | Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom. Autodesk sketchbook pro
  • 3D Software | CATIA V5, Solidworks, Pro/Engineer
  • Fabrication/Prototyping | 3D printer, laser cutter, machine shop, mill, hand tools, micro-controller
  • Programming/simulation | C++, MATLAB, LabView, Arduino, Processing, R, OpenCV, OpenGL



  • Presentation at IMR conference 2012

    Receiving best poster award 2012

    Presentation at IMR conference 2011

    Outdoor adventure

    Classical guitar player