SURANGA NANAYAKKARA
ALUMNI
Suranga is a visiting faculty in the Fluid Interfaces group at MIT Media Lab. He is a tenure-track professor at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), established in collaboration with MIT. Before joining SUTD, Suranga was a visiting Postdoctoral Associate at the Fluid Interfaces group. He received his PhD in 2010 and BEng in 2005 from National University of Singapore (NUS). His PhD work was on exploring ways of providing a satisfactory musical experience for the hearing-impaired using visual and haptic feedback. He believe we can increase the communication bandwidth between our senses and the physical world by inventing ways to make our individual senses more accurate, creating technologies that remap sensory information for assistive or synesthetic purposes and, finally, formulating new sensory modalities that expand upon vision, hearing, touch, smell and taste. Currently, he direct the Augmented Senses Research Group at SUTD.
Publications

Olberding, S., Steimle J., Nanayakkara, S. and Maes, P.: CloudDrops: Stamp-sized Pervasive Displays for Situated Awareness of Web-based Information. Proc. of PerDis'15 (to appear).   [PDF]

Digital Digits: A Comprehensive Survey of Finger Augmentation Devices. Roy Shilkrot, Jochen Huber, Jürgen Steimle, Suranga Nanayakkara, Pattie Maes. ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Vol. 48.2, November 2015.   [Link]

Roy Shilkrot, Jochen Huber, Meng Ee Wong, Pattie Maes, and Suranga Chandima Nanayakkara. "FingerReader: a wearable device to explore text reading on the go". To appear in the proceedings of the International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). 2015 ACM   [PDF]

Jochen Huber, Jun Rekimoto, Masahiko Inami, Roy Shilkrot, Pattie Maes, Meng Ee Wong, Graham Pullin and Suranga Nanayakkara. "Workshop on Assistive Augmentation" Proceedings of CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, to appear.   [PDF]   [Link]

Roy Shilkrot, Jochen Huber, Connie K. Liu, Pattie Maes and Suranga Nanayakkara. "FingerReader: A Wearable Device to Support Text-Reading on the Go". In Proceedings of CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '14). To appear.   [PDF]

Kevin Fan, Jochen Huber, Suranga Nanayakkara and Masahiko Inami. "SpiderVision: Extending the Human Field of View for Augmented Awareness". In Proceedings of the 5th Augmented Human International Conference (AH '14). To appear.

Roy Shilkrot, Jochen Huber, Connie K. Liu, Pattie Maes and Suranga Nanayakkara. "A Wearable Text-Reading Device for the Visually-Impaired". In Proceedings of CHI '14 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '14 – Video Showcase). To appear.

Amit Zoran, Roy Shilkrot, Suranga Nanayakkara and Joseph Paradiso. "The Hybrid Artisans: A Case Study in Smart Tools." To appear in the ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI). 2014   [Link]

S. Nanayakkara, R. Shilkrot, K. Peen Yeo and P. Maes, "EyeRing: A Finger Worn Input Device for Seamless Interactions with our Surroundings", To appear in the proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Augmented Human, March 7, 2013   [PDF]

Olberding S., Yeo K.P., Nanayakkara S.C. and Steimle J. “AugmentedForearm: Exploring the Design Space of a Display-enhanced Forearm”, ACM SIGCHI Augmented Human, March, 2013.   [PDF]

Ransiri S. and Nanayakkara S.C. “SmartFinger: An Augmented Finger as a Seamless ‘Channel’ between Digital and Physical Objects”, ACM SIGCHI Augmented Human, March, 2013.   [PDF]

Hettiarachchi A., Nanayakkara S. C., Yeo K.P., Shilkrot R. and Maes P. ”FingerDraw: More than a Digital Paintbrush”, ACM SIGCHI Augmented Human, March, 2013.   [PDF]

Nanayakkara S. C., Shilkrot R. and Maes P.. “EyeRing: A Finger-worn Assitant.” Intl. Conf. Human Factors in Computing (CHI 2012), Work-In-Progress, May 5-10, 2012.   [PDF]

Nanayakkara S.C., Wyse L., Ong S.H. and Taylor E.. “Enhancing Musical Experience for the Hearing-impaired using Visual and Haptic Inputs. ” Human-Computer Interaction, .   [PDF]

Wyse L., Nanayakkara S.C., Seekings, P., Ong S.H. and Taylor E.. “Palm-area sensitivity to vibrotactile stimuli above 1 kHz. ” 12th Internation Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME 2012), 21-23 May 2012.   [PDF]

Nanayakkara S. C., Shilkrot R. and Maes P.. “EyeRing: An Eye on a Finger. ” Intl. Conf. Human Factors in Computing (CHI 2012) Video, May 5-10, 2012.   [PDF]

Mistry P., Nanayakkara S. C., and Maes P.. “Passing Data using the Body as a Medium. ” ACM Conference on Computer Cooperative Work (CSCW) 2011, .   [PDF]

Mistry P., Nanayakkara S. C., and Maes P.. “Touch and Copy, Touch and Paste. ” Intl. Conf. Human Factors in Computing (CHI 2012), Interactivity, .