Associate Professor Shigeyuki Hirai

Area and Subject Taught Human Computer Interaction
Research Theme(s) (1)Ubiquitous Computing Environments and User Interfaces
(2) Design and Authoring Tools for Interactive Arts and Entertainment Systems
Academic Degrees Doctor of Engineering, Osaka University
Keywords for Research Field Human Computer Interaction, Ubiquitous Computing, Music Information Science, Art & Entertainment Computing
Office Phone Number 81-75-705-1613
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Research Overview

  1. The research of Ubiquitous Computing Environment handles embedded computers, networks, sensors, displays for inputs/outputs, and also various applications. My reserach insterest is focusing on a smarthome (smarthouse) and its user interface, including fundamental studies of living activities and developing applicatinos for everyday life. In order to realize the environments, we do research in an actual apartment for various real-life experiments.
  2. Design and Authoring Tools for Interactive Arts and Entertainment Systems Interactive Arts which includes sound, music, video and other media will be more important, and a demand for them will increase in the future. However, there is a trade off against flexibility and ease to create artistic works with computer programming. Therefore, we develop various softwares and platforms to enable production and creation of interactive works where ideas can be easily realized and various expressions are possible.

Notable Publications and Works in the Last Three Years

In English

  1. Tomoyuki Sumida and Shigeyuki Hirai: BathDrum2: Percussion Instruments on a Bathtub Edge with Low-Latency Tap Tone Identification, Proc. of ACE2016 (2016)
  2. Ryosuke Kawakatsu and Shigeyuki Hirai: Interaction Technique Using Acoustic Sensing for Different Squiak Sounds Caused by Number of Rubbing Fingers, Adjunct Proceedings of UIST2016 (2016)
  3. Shigeyuki Hirai and Daiki Ito, Entertainment Applications for Tapping on a Bathtub Edge Using Embedded Acoustic Sensors, Proc. of ACE2015 (2015) - Received Gold Poster Award
  4. Shigeyuki Hirai, in “Entertaining The Whole World”, pp.85-114 (Chapter 6), Springer (2014)
  5. Ryo Hashioka and Shigeyuki Hirai, Visual Programming Environment for Coordinating Appliances and Services in a Smart House, Proc. of AmI2014 (2014)
  6. Daiki Ito and Shigeyuki Hirai, Tap Location User Interface on a Bathtub Edge Using Embedded Acoustic Sensors, Proc. of AmI2014 (2014)
  7. Shigeyuki Hirai and Daiki Ito, Entertainment Applications for Tapping on a Bathtub Edge Using Embedded Acoustic Sensors, Proc. of ACE2015 (2015) - Received Gold Poster Award
  8. Shigeyuki Hirai, in "Entertaining The Whole World", pp.85-114 (Chapter 6), Springer (2014)
  9. Ryo Hashioka and Shigeyuki Hirai, Visual Programming Environment for Coordinating Appliances and Services in a Smart House, Proc. of AmI2014 (2014)
  10. Daiki Ito and Shigeyuki Hirai, Tap Location User Interface on a Bathtub Edge Using Embedded Acoustic Sensors, Proc. of AmI2014 (2014)

In Japanese

  1. Tomoyuki Sumida, Daiki Ito, Ryosuke Kawakatsu and Shigeyuki Hirai: Interaction Technique for Bathrooms Using Tap Sounds on The Bathtub Edge, IPSJ Interaction 2017 (2017)
  2. Shigeyuki Hirai, Tomoyuki Sumida and Ryosuke Kawakatsu: User Interface Technology with Low-Latency Audio Input for A Real-World using Tapping and Rubbing Sounds, CEDEC 2016 (2016)
  3. Tomoyuki Sumida and Shigeyuki Hirai: Improvements of the precision in distinguishing tapping tones of “BathDrum2” a bathtub drums, IPSJ Technical Report 2016-MUS-110-2 (2016)
  4. Ryosuke Kawakatsu, Shigeyuki Hirai: Barhcratch+: DJ Scratching System with Detecting a Number of Rubbing Fingers, IPSJ Technical Report 2016-MUS-110-4 (2016)
  5. Ryo Hashioka and Shigeyuki Hirai: Integrated Control System and Its Visual Programming Environment for Smart Home Electronics and Internet Services, The 77th National Convention of IPSJ, 5V-04 (2015)
  6. Daiki Ito and Shigeyuki Hirai: User Interface Technique using Tapping Sounds and Its Application for A Bathtub, The 77th National Convention of IPSJ, 22A-03 (2015)
  7. Ryo Hashioka and Shigeyuki Hirai: Visual Programming Environment and Its System to Integrate Home Electronics and Various Internet Services, IPSJ Interaction 2015, A12 (2015)
  8. Daiki Ito and Shigeyuki Hirai: BathDrum2: Bathtub Instrument Using Tapping Location and Sounds, IPSJ Technical Report 2015-MUS-106-19/2015-EC-35-19 (2015)
  9. Michi Takamura and Shigeyuki Hirai: Smart Ceiling Notificator: Visual Notification System with Ceilings in A Smart House, HIS2014 (2014)
  10. Shigeyuki Hirai, Daiki Ito and Ryo Hashioka: Entertainment Systems and User Interface Techniques using Ubiquitous Computing Environment in Everyday Life - Applications with Touching, Rubbing, Tapping A Bathtub, CEDEC 2014 (2014)
  11. Yuki Matsuura, Shigeyuki Hirai: Comparison of the Impression for Existence of eBooks by Different Display Size, Proc. of IPSJ Interaction 2014, B0-6 (2014)