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Moshe Shpitalni

Moshe Shpitalni
Professor
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+972-77-8872832
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+972-77-8875711
Office: 211, DK

Schlesinger Chair of Manufacturing Systems

Education

  • 1972 - B.Sc., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion -I.I.T.
  • 1975 - M.Sc., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion -I.I.T.
  • 1980 - D.Sc., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion -I.I.T.

Research Interests

  • Knowledge Management for Product Life Cycle.
  • Life Cycle Engineering (Design, Manufacturing, Maintenance, End-of-Life).
  • Geometry (Modeling, Reasoning, Variational).
  • Intelligent CAD/CAM Systems and Geometrical Modeling.
  • CAD and CAM of Sheet Metal Products.
  • Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems.
  • Non-Polynomial Problems in Manufacturing and Assembly.

Guest Appointments

  • Visiting Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI, USA (2001-2002)
  • Visiting Professor, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) (1997)
  • Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo (1997)
  • Visiting Associate Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara (1987-1988)
  • Visiting Asst. Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY (1981-1983)

Public Professional Activities

  • Directory Board, VRL-KCiP, EU Net of Excellence (EC - 6th Research Frame) (2004-2008)
  • Editor-in-Chief, International Journal for Manufacturing Science and Production (2003- 2005)
  • Chair, CIRP Scientific Technical Committee on Design - STC Dn (2003-2006)
  • European Commission Fifth Framework Programmes, External Advisory Group (EAG)
  • on: "Innovative Products, Processes and Organisation" (1999-2002)
  • Member of the Georg Schlesinger Prize Committee - Appointment by the Senate of Berlin (2003-2008)
  • Vice Chairman, CIRP Scientific Technical Committee on Design - STC Dn (2000-2003)
  • Member, CIRP - Standing Editorial Committee (two terms) (1997-2003)
  • Member, Israel Theatre Academy (2004-2006)

Technion Activities

  • Dean of the Technion Graduate School (2006- )
  • Vice Dean of the Technion Graduate School (2004-2005 )
  • Member, Degrees Committee - Technion Graduate School (2003-2004)
  • Head, (Minerva) Schlesinger Laboratory for Automated Assembly (1998-)
  • Member, Directors Advisory Council, Samuel Neaman Institute (2003-2005)
  • Chairman, Technion Joint Faculty-Students Committee (2000-2001)
  • Member, Technion Joint Faculty-Students Committee (2000-2001)
  • Member, Senate Standing Committee for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies (1995)

Faculty Activities

  • Head, Laboratory for CAD and Lifecycle Engineering (formerly Laboratory for Interactive Comp. Graphics & CAD) (1984-)
  • Head, Design, Manufacturing and CAD/CAM Specialization Courses (2004-)
  • Head, J. W. Ullmann Center for Manufacturing Systems and Robotics (1998-2001)
  • Assoc. Dean for Undergrad. Studies, Faculty of Mechanical Eng. (1994-1995)
  • Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Mechanical Eng. (1993-1994)
  • Development of the Computer Graphics and CAD Lab. (1983-1984)
  • Head, CAD/CAM Specialization Courses (1987-1997)

Membership in Professional Societies

  • CIRP (Fellow)
  • ASME (Fellow)
  • IEEE
  • IFIP (W.G. 5.2-CAD)
  • ITIM
  • SME (Fellow)

Honors and Awards

  • German Technion Society Prize (2006)
  • Advisory Professorship, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2005)
  • Hershel Rich Prize for Innovative Research on "Application of Artificial Intelligence in Man-Machine Interfaces" (1997)
  • Alexander Goldberg Prize for Research on "Geometrical Modeling and its Application to CAD/CAM and Manufacturing Processes"(1994)
  • Elias Family Lectureship Award (1985-1988)

  • D. Dori, M. Shpitalni, "Mapping Knowledge about Product Lifecycle Engineering for Ontology Construction via Object-Process Methodology", Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 54/1, 2005, pp. 117-120.
  • M. Shpitalni, V. Remennik, "Practical Number of Paths in Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems with Crossover", International Journal for Manufacturing Science & Production, Special issue on Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2004, pp. 9-19.
  • T. Freiheit, M. Shpitalni, S. J. Hu, Y. Koren, "Productivity of synchronized serial production lines with flexible reserve capacity", International Journal of Production Research, 15 May 2004, vol. 42/10, pp. 2009-2027.
  • L. Peled, A. Fischer, M. Shpitalni, "Multiresolution Representation of 2D CSG Models", Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 53/1, 2004, pp. 143-146.
  • S. Takata, F. Kimura, F.J.A.M. van Houten, E. Westkämper, M. Shpitalni, D. Ceglarek, Jay Lee, " Maintenance: Changing Role in Life Cycle Management", (Keynote Paper), Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 53/2, 2004.
  • T. Freiheit, M. Shpitalni, S. J. Hu, Y. Koren, "Productivity of Paced Serial Production Lines with Flexible Reserve Capacity", International Journal of Production Research, v. 42, n. 10, May 15, 2004, pp. 2009-2027.
  • T. Freiheit, M. Shpitalni, S. J. Hu, Y. Koren, "Designing Productive Manufacturing Systems without Buffers", Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 52/1, 2003, pp. 105-108.
  • P. Spicer, Y. Koren , M. Shpitalni, D. Yip-Hoi, "Design Principles for Machining System Configurations", Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 51/1, 2002, pp. 275-280.
  • Lipson, H., Shpitalni, M., "Conceptual Design and Analysis by Sketching", Journal of AI in Design and Manufacturing, Vol. 14, 2000, pp. 391-401.
  • D. Dutta, M. Shpitalni, "Heterogeneous Solid Modeling for Layered Manufacturing," Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 49/1, 2000, pp. 109-112.
  • M. Shpitalni, H. Lipson, "3D Conceptual Design of Sheet Metal Products by Sketching," Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol 103, 2000, pp. 128-134.
  • S. C-Y. Lu, M. Shpitalni, R. Bar-Or, R. Gadh, "Virtual and Augmented Reality Technologies for Product Realization," (Keynote Paper), Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 48/2, 1999, pp.471-495.
  • M. Shpitalni and B. Radin, "Critical Tolerance Oriented Process Planning in Sheet Metal Bending", Trans. of ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 121, March 1999, pp. 136-144.
  • M. Shpitalni, L. Alting and A. Bilberg, "Practical aspects of CALS in design and manufacturing of sheet metal products", Annals of the CIRP, Vol 47/1, 1998, pp. 393-396.
  • F. Kimura, H. Lipson and M. Shpitalni, "Engineering Environments in the Information Age: Research Challenges and Opportunities", Annals of the CIRP, Vol 47/1, 1998, pp. 87-90.
  • H. Lipson and M. Shpitalni, "On the Topology of Sheet Metal Parts", Trans. of ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Trans. of ASME J. of Mechanical Design, Vol. 120, No. 1, March 1998, pp. 10-16.
  • M. Shpitalni and H. Lipson, "Classification of sketch strokes and corner detection using conic sections and adaptive clustering", Trans. of ASME J. of Mechanical Design (Technical brief), Vol. 119, No. 1, March 1997, pp. 131-135.
  • B. Radin and M. Shpitalni, "Two-stage algorithm for rapid determination of the bending sequence in sheet metal product", Trans. of ASME J. of Mechanical Design, Vol. 119, No. 2, June 1997, pp.259-266.
  • M. Shpitalni and H. Lipson, "Identification of faces in a 2d line drawing projection of a wireframe object", IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), Vol. 18, No. 10, October 1996, pp. 1000-1012.
  • M. Shpitalni and V. Manevich, "Optimal orthogonal subdivision of rectangular sheets", Trans. of ASME J. of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol 118, August 1996, pp.281-288.
  • P. Kagan, A. Fischer, and M. Shpitalni, "Intuitive physical-based CAD systems for designing of sculptured surfaces", Annals of CIRP, Vol. 45/1, 1996, pp.121-124.
  • H. Lipson and M. Shpitalni, "Optimization-based reconstruction of a 3D object from a single freehand line drawing", CAD-Comp. Aided Design, Vol. 28, No. 8, 1996, pp. 651-663.
  • H. Lipson and M. Shpitalni, "A new interface for conceptual design based on object reconstruction from a single freehand sketch", Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 44/1, 1995, pp. 133-136.
  • M. Shpitalni, Y. Koren and C.C. Lo, "Real time curve interpolators", Comp. Aided Design, Vol. 26, No. 11, 1994.
  • M. Shpitalni and D. Sadan, "Automatic determination of bending sequence in sheet metal products", Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 43/1, pp. 23-26, 1994.
  • M. Shpitalni, "A new concept for designs of sheet metal products", Annals of the CIRP, Vol. 42/1, pp. 123-126, 1993.