Ramanathan M

Associate Professor

Ph.D.,Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
M.Sc.(Engg.), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
B.E, Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Madurai

Email: mraman[at]iitm.ac.in
Phone: Extn. 4734 (+91 44 2257 4734)
Page Link: http://ed.iitm.ac.in/~raman/

Professional Experience

  • Post-Doctoral Associate, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
  • Post-Doctoral Associate, Center for graphics and geometric computing (CGGC), Department of Computer Science, Technion , Haifa, Israel

Areas of Research

  • Geometric Modeling
  • Computer Vision
  • Computational Geometry
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computational Biology

Courses Taught

  • HS 4380 – Introduction to Carnatic Music (Lecture on Thaalam and Mridangam, Slides)
  • ED 2051 – Computer Modeling of Machine Elements (along with Dr. Saravanakumar)
  • ED 5310 – Differential and Computational Geometry
  • ED 1200 – Introduction to computation and visualization
  • ED 2090 – Geometric modeling and CAD
  • ME 205 – Machine Drawing Practicev (for ED students)
  • ED 302 – Design for X (with Dr. Saravanakumar)
  • ED 2090 – Geometric modeling and CAD
  • ED 303 – Detail Design (with Dr. Sandipan)
  • ED 311 – Product Design (PD) Lab II (with Dr. Sandipan)

Publications(Last 5 Years)

  • Subramani S., Ramanathan M., Yagnanarayanan K., Sundar M, Manish, Ramani K, and Hoffmann C. M., “PCS – Prominent cross-section for mesh models” , Computer Aided Design and Applications (CADA), Volume 7, Number 4, Pages 601-620, 2010.
  • Ramanathan M., and Gurumoorthy B., “Interior medial axis computation of 3D objects bound by free-form surfaces” , Computer-Aided Design, 42(12), 2010, 1217-
  • Ramanathan Muthuganapathy, Gershon Elber, Gill Barequet, and Myung-Soo Kim, “Computing the Minimum Enclosing Sphere of Free-form Hypersurfaces in Arbitrary Dimensions” , Computer-Aided Design, 43(3), 2011, 247-257
  • S. Bharath Ram and M. Ramanathan, “Shortest path in a simply-connected domain having curved boundary” ,
    Computer-Aided Design, 43(8), 2011, pp. 923-933.
  • M. Ramanathan, “Matching of shapes bound by freeform curves” , Computer-Aided Design and Applications, Volume 9, Number 2, 2012, pp. 133-146
  • V. Vishwanath and M. Ramanathan, “Concave hull of a set of freeform closed surfaces in R3” , Computer-Aided Design and Applications, Volume 9, Number 6, pp.857-868, 2012
  • Vishwanath A. V., Arun Srivatsan R., Ramanathan M., “Minimum area enclosure and alpha hull of a set of freeform planar closed curves “ , Computer-Aided Design, 45(3), March 2013, pp 751-763
  • Bharath Ram S. and Ramanathan M., “Shortest path in a mutliply-connected domain having curved boundaries “ , Computer-Aided Design, 45 (3), March 2013, pp. 723-732
  • Vishwanath A. V., and Ramanathan M., “Determining curves in the convex hull from a set of planar closed convex curves ” , Computer-aided design and Applications (CAD&A), Volume 11, Number 1, pp99-106, 2014, Published online: 24 Sep 2013

Awards & Patents


  • BEST PRESENTATION / BEST CONTENT AWARD in International conference on recent trends in computer science and engineering for the paper titled `A qualitative approach for medial computation’
  • JUDGES’ AWARD in NaCoMM 2011 for the paper titled `Adjustable Hand-cranked Tricycle for Mobility Disabled’
  • BEST STUDENT PAPER AWARD, CAD ’10, 2010, PCS: Prominent cross-sections for mesh models
  • BEST PAPER AWARD, ACM Symposium on Solid and Physical Modeling, 2005, MIT, USA, Iddo Hanniel, Ramanathan Muthuganapathy, Gershon Elber and Myung-Soo Kim, Precise Voronoi Cell Extraction of Freeform Rational Planar Closed Curves.