Karthik Ramani, Chief Scientist, earned his B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University, in Mechanical Engineering. The NSF recognized him through several awards including a Career Award. He was recognized by Purdue University through a University Faculty Scholars Award, Discovery in Mechanical Engineering Award, and the Innovation of the year award from the State of Indiana. His teams research help found and launch the world’s first on-line commercial shape-based search engine for the global supply chain (VizSeekTM) which won the Tibbet’s Award from NSF. He serves on the editorial board of the Elsevier Journal of Computer-Aided Design and the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. Purdue University has recognized him through the College of Engineering Research Excellence Award and also a University wide Commercialization Award, and he is the only professor that has won both. His prior research innovations have been patented and licensed and he has participated actively in commercialization of his group’s research in the past. In addition, he has won two grants from NSF education and cyberlearning programs, works with learning scientists as PI and actively publishes in engineering education journals in the design area.