Cristian J. Luciano

Research Assistant Professor (Mechanical and Industrial Enginering)
PhD Graduate, 2010
MS Graduate (Computer Science & Industrial Engineering)
EVL, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science


Luciano, C. J., Open Surgery Training Simulator Using Haptics and Augmented Reality Technologies, Submitted as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Graduate College, University of Illinois at Chicago, September 1, 2010

Rizzi, S.H., Luciano, C.J., Banerjee, P.P., Haptic Interaction with Volumetric Datasets Using Surface-based Haptic Libraries, Proceedings of the Haptics Symposium 2010, Waltham, MA, USA, pp. 243-250, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, March 25, 2010

Yoganandan, A., Banerjee, P., Luciano, C., Applying Augmented Reality and Haptics to Evaluate Dynamic Prototypes of Mobile Devices, Workshop on Cloud-Mobile Convergence for Virtual Reality, 2009 (CMCVR ’09), Lafayette, LA, March 15, 2009

Luciano, C., Banerjee, P., DeFanti, T., Haptics-based virtual reality periodontal training simulator, SpringerLink, London, UK, Springer-Verlag, February 13, 2009

Rizzi, S. H., Banerjee, P., Luciano, C. J., Automating the Extraction of 3D Models from Medical Images for Virtual Reality and Haptic Simulations, Proceedings of the 3rd Annual IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Scottsdale, AZ, pp. 152-157, ISBN: 978-1-4244-1154-2, September 22, 2007

Luciano, C. J., Banerjee, P., Rizzi, S. H. R., GPU-based elastic-object deformation for enhancement of existing haptic applications, Proceedings of the 3rd Annual IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Scottsdale, AZ, pp. 146-151, ISBN: 978-1-4244-1154-2, September 22, 2007

Banerjee, P. P., Luciano, C. J., Lemole, M. G., Charbel, F. T., Oh, M. Y., Accuracy of ventriculostomy catheter placement using a head- and hand-tracked high-resolution virtual reality simulator with haptic feedback, Journal of Neurosurgery, vol 107, no 3, pp. 515-521, September 1, 2007

Lemole, M. G., Banerjee, P. P., Luciano, C., Neckrysh, S., Charbel, F.T., Virtual Reality in Neurosurgical Education: Part-task Ventriculostomy Simulation with Dynamic Visual and Haptic Feedback, Neurosurgery, vol 61, no 1, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, pp. 142-149, July 1, 2007

Luciano, C., Banerjee, P., Lemole, M.G., Charbel, F., Second Generation Haptic Ventriculostomy Simulator Using the ImmersiveTouch™ System, Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 14, Long Beach, CA, January 24, 2006

Luciano, C., Banerjee, P., Florea, L., Dawe, G., Design of the ImmersiveTouch™: a High-Performance Haptic Augmented Virtual Reality System, 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Las Vegas, NV, July 22, 2005

Luciano, C., Haptics-Based Virtual Reality Periodontal Training Simulator, Thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Master of Science in Computer Science, September 1, 2004

DeFanti, T., Banerjee, P., Luciano, C., Mehrotra, S., Realistic Cross-Platform Haptic Applications Using Freely-Available Libraries, Proceedings of the 12th Symposium on Haptic Interfaces for Virtual Environment and Teleoperator Systems, in conjunction with IEEE Virtual Reality 2004, March 1, 2004

Luciano, C., Banerjee, P., DeFanti, T., Mehrotra, S., A Framework For Efficient and More Realistic Haptics Applications, Proceedings of 23rd ASME International Computers and Information Engineering Conference, September 2003, Chicago, September 1, 2003

Zhou, X., Luciano, C., Banerjee, P., Knight, J., Reconfigurable Driving Platforms in CAVE®, SPIE, Virtual Reality and its Applications in Industry (VRAI), vol 4756, Bellingham, WA, ISSN 0277-786X, ISBN 0-8194-4519-3, January 1, 2002

Luciano, C., Banerjee, P., Mehrotra, S., 3D Animation Of Telecollaborative Anthropomorphous Avatars Using High-Performance Real-Time Inverse Kinematics Based On Dual Quaternions, Proceedings of Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation, 2002, January 1, 2002

Luciano, C., Banerjee, P., Mehrotra, S., 3D Animation Of Telecollaborative Anthropomorphic Avatars, Communications of the ACM, vol. 44, no. 12, 2001, pp. 64-67, December 1, 2001

Luciano, C., Banerjee, P., Avatar Kinematics Modeling for Telecollaborative Virtual Environments, Proc. Winter Simulation Conf., Dec. 2000, December 5, 2000