Simon Perrault

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Assistant Professor

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Office #: 1.502-20
Pillar / Cluster: Information Systems Technology and Design
Research Areas:Interactive Computing

Biography

Simon Perrault is currently an Assistant Professor at SUTD (Singapore) since January 2019. He was also a visiting professor at KAIST (Korea) in 2018 and an Assistant Professor at Yale-NUS college (Singapore) between 2015 and 2018.

He received his PhD in Computer Science in Telecom ParisTech (France). He defended his PhD in April 2013, and joined the National University of Singapore (NUS) in December 2013 as a post-doctoral researcher.

Dr Perrault’s research interest is in the area of Human Computer Interaction, and more specifically on mobile and wearable interaction. Because users carry their mobile and wearable devices at nearly any given time in a day, improving interaction between users and devices is a hard yet needed task.

By doing so, we aim to make users’ lives easier and enhance the quality of communication between users through their devices. In concrete terms, Dr Perrault designs new interaction techniques and wearable devices and tries to get a better understanding of human behaviour in mobile contexts. His research lies within human computer interaction, experimental psychology and electronics.

Education

  • 2013: PhD in Computer Science, Telecom ParisTech (France)
  • 2008: MSc in Computer Science, Universite Lille 1 (France)
  • 2005: BSc in Computer Science, Universite Lille 1 (France)

Research Interest

I am an HCI researcher, and therefore focus on improving interactions between people and computers. My research interests are broad, and span from assistive technologies to wearable computing and civic tech.

Research Opportunities

I am looking for students to work with in either civic tech or wearable/mobile interaction. I am specifically looking for Student Helpers (SUTD students) to do prototype design and user testing, or PhD students.
Please contact me for enquiries. More information on PhD scholarships can be found here:

Selected Publications

  • Quentin Roy, Camellia Zakaria, Simon T. Perrault, Mathieu Nancel, Wonjung Kim, Archan Misra, and Andy Cockburn. 2019. A Comparative Study of Pointing Techniques for Eyewear Using a Simulated Pedestrian Environment. In Proceedings of the 17th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-
    Computer Interaction (INTERACT 2019). Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 22 pages. To appear.
  • Sandra Bardot, Marcos Serrano, Simon T. Perrault, Shengdong Zhao, and Christophe Jouffrais. 2019. Investigating Feedback for Two-Handed Exploration of Digital Maps without Vision. In Proceedings of the 17th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (INTERACT
    2019). Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 20 pages. To appear.
  • Simon T. Perrault and Weiyu Zhang. 2019. Effects of Moderation and Opinion Heterogeneity on Attitude towards the Online Deliberation Process. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’19). 13 pages.
  • Velko Vechev, Alexandru Dancu, Simon T. Perrault, Quentin Roy, Morten Fjeld, and Shengdong Zhao. 2018. Movespace: on-body athletic interaction for running and cycling. In Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 28, 9 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3206505.3206527. Download paper
  • Qin Chen, Simon T. Perrault, Quentin Roy, and Lonce Wyse. 2018. Effect of temporality, physical activity and cognitive load on spatiotemporal vibrotactile pattern recognition. In Proceedings of the 2018 International Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI ’18). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 25, 9 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3206505.3206511. Download paper
  • Quentin Roy, Simon T. Perrault, Shengdong Zhao, Richard C. Davis, Anuroop Pattena Vaniyar, Velko Vechev, Youngki Lee, and Archan Misra. 2017. Follow-My-Lead: Intuitive Indoor Path Creation and Navigation Using Interactive Videos. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors (CHI ’17). 13 pages. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025976. Download paper
  • Marta Carcedo, Soon Hau Chua, Simon T. Perrault, Pawel Wozniak, Raj Joshi, Mohammad Obaid, Morten Fjeld, and Shengdong Zhao. 2016. HaptiColor: Interpolating Color Information as Haptic Feedback to Assist the Color Blind. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’16). 12 pages. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2858036.2858220. Download paper
  • Simon T. Perrault, Eric Lecolinet, Yoann Bourse, Shengdong Zhao, and Yves Guiard. 2015. Physical Loci: Leveraging Spatial, Object and Semantic Memory for Command Selection. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 299-308. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702126. Download paper
  • Jessalyn Alvina, Simon T. Perrault, Thijs Roumen, Shengdong Zhao, Maryam Azh, and Morten Fjeld. 2015. OmniVib: Towards Cross-body Spatiotemporal Vibrotactile Notifications for Mobile Phones. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2487-2496. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702341. Download paper
  • Thijs Roumen, Simon T. Perrault, and Shengdong Zhao. 2015. A Comparative Study of Notification Channels for Wearable Interactive Rings. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2497-2500. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10. 1145/2702123.2702350. Download paper