Simon Perrault

Science (Mathematical and Computational Science)

Assistant Professor

Email: simon.perrault@yale-nus.edu.sg
Email: perrault.simon@gmail.com

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Dr Simon Perrault received his BSc and MSc degrees from University of Lille 1 (France) in 2006 and 2008. He then worked as a research associate for the University of Ghent (Belgium) in 2009 before starting 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.

Selected publications:
– 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). 10 pages.

– Jessalyn Alvina, Simon T. Perrault, Thijs Roumen, Shengdong Zhao, Maryam Azh, and Morten Fjeld. 2015. OmniVib : Towards Cross-body Spatiotemporal Vibrotactile Notications for Mobile Phones. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’15). 10 pages.

– Thijs Roumen, Simon T. Perrault, and Shengdong Zhao. 2015. A Comparative Study of Notication Channels for Wearable Interactive Rings. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’15). 4 pages.

– Simon T. Perrault, Eric Lecolinet, James Eagan, and Yves Guiard. 2013. Watchit : simple gestures and eyes-free interaction for wristwatches and bracelets. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1451-1460.

– Yves Guiard, Halla B. Olafsdottir, and Simon T. Perrault. 2011. Fitt’s law as an explicit time/error trade-off. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1619-1628.

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