Karl Willis

Senior Research Manager

Americas

Biography

Karl D.D. Willis is a Senior Research Manager in the Autodesk AI Lab focused on data-driven design software. He holds a Ph.D. in Computational Design from Carnegie Mellon University and has presented his research internationally at conferences such as ICML, CVPR, ACM SIGGRAPH, ACM UIST, and ACM CHI. His work at Autodesk has won numerous awards including Fast Company Innovation By Design Honoree and Core77 Design Awards Research and Strategy Honoree.

Publications

Publication

2023

Assemble Them All: Physics-Based Planning for Generalizable Assembly by Disassembly

This work proposes a novel method to efficiently plan physically…

Publication

2022

SimCURL: Simple Contrastive User Representation Learning from Command Sequences

User modeling is crucial to understanding user behavior and essential…

Publication

2022

JoinABLe: Learning Bottom-up Assembly of Parametric CAD Joints

Physical products are often complex assemblies combining a multitude…

Projects

Project

2019

GAMMA: Space Exploration Lander

Exploring new approaches to design and manufacturing processes for…

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