Researcher at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Alexandre Alapetite personal page 2007-2013


Following my PhD thesis “On speech recognition during anaesthesia, I have been employed at the Technical University of Denmark as a post-doc (since August 2007), then as a researcher (since October 2008), and finally as a senior researcher (since November 2011).

Selected projects

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Demo of gaze-controlled flying at the NordiCHI’2012 conference:

DR1 coverage (2010-11-29) of our experiences in Tivoli assessing the effect of turbulences on the use of touch-screens, within the European project ODICIS:

ODICIS, European project on single display cockpit (2009-2012):
[ODICIS cockpit]

SafeManning project: simulation of human activities onboad commercials vessels (2008-2010).
Here, showing the workload over 24 hours on a simulated cargo ship:
[SafeManning workload output]
Using my open-source simulation engine SimManning.

DR1 coverage (2008-11-21) of the mobile robot controlled by gaze interaction:

Eye-tracking while driving a car:

Mobile services and passenger localisation in an airport (2008-04-24), within the SPOPOS project:

[SPOPOS animation]

Example of Web session migration from a computer to a mobile phone via dynamic 2D-barcodes:
[Datamatrix session migration]



Google Scholar profile.

Alexandre Alapetite, Zhongyu Wang, John Paulin Hansen, Marcin Zajączkowski, Mikołaj Patalan, 2020
Comparison of Three Of-the-Shelf Visual Odometry Systems
Robotics, 2020, 9(3), 56, doi:10.3390/robotics9030056
Alexandre Alapetite, Emilie Møllenbach, Anders Stockmarr, Katsumi Minakata, 2018
A Rollercoaster to Model Touch Interactions during Turbulence
Advances in Human-Computer Interaction, 2018 (online 19 October 2018), doi:10.1155/2018/2698635
John Paulin Hansen, Alexandre Alapetite, Martin Thomsen, Zhongyu Wang, Katsumi Minakata, Guangtao Zhang, 2018
“Head and gaze control of a telepresence robot with an HMD”
In the proceedings of ETRA’2018, Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications, June 2018, Warsaw, Poland
Published by ACM, ISBN:978-1-4503-5706-7, doi:10.1145/3204493.3208330
Alexandre Alapetite, Igor Kozin, 2017
“Safe manning of merchant ships: an approach and computer tool”
Maritime Policy & Management, doi:10.1080/03088839.2016.1276305
John Paulin Hansen, Alexandre Alapetite, I. Scott MacKenzie, Emilie Møllenbach, 2014
The Use of Gaze to Control Drones
In the proceedings of ETRA’2014, Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications, March 2014, Safety Harbour, Florida, USA
Published by ACM, ISBN:978-1-4503-2751-0, pages 27-34, doi:10.1145/2578153.2578156
Alexandre Alapetite, John Paulin Hansen, I. Scott MacKenzie, 2013
Gaze Controlled Flying
ACM Interactions, demo hour 26, 20(5):9, September 2013, doi:10.1145/2512050.2512062
Alexandre Alapetite, Rune Fogh, Henning Boje Andersen, Ali Gürcan Özkil, 2013   [PDF]
A Deported View Concept for Touch Interaction
In the proceedings of ACHI’2013, International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, Nice, France
Loïc Becouarn, Yannick Le Roux, Sylvain Hourlier, Alexandre Alapetite, Rune Fogh, Henning Boje Andersen, 2013
Patent: Method for making secure a control on a visualization device with a tactile surface, and associated system
Applicant: Thales SA. USA patent US20140132555
Loïc Becouarn, Yannick Le Roux, Sylvain Hourlier, Alexandre Alapetite, Rune Fogh, Henning Boje Andersen, 2012
Patent: Method for securing a command on a viewing device with tactile surface and related system
Applicant: Thales SA. French patent FR2998071, European patent EP2731002
Alexandre Alapetite, John Paulin Hansen, I. Scott MacKenzie, 2012   [PDF]
Demo of Gaze Controlled Flying
In the proceedings of NordiCHI’2012, Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Copenhagen, Denmark, pages 773-774, doi:10.1145/2399016.2399140
Alexandre Alapetite, Rune Fogh, David Zammit-Mangion, Christian Zammit, Ian Agius, Marco Fabbri, Marco Pregnolato, Loïc Becouarn, 2012   [PDF]
Direct tactile manipulation of the flight plan in a modern aircraft cockpit
In the proceedings of HCI Aero’2012, International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Aerospace, Brussels, Belgium
Loïc Becouarn, Alexandre Alapetite, et al., 2012   [PDF]
ODICIS (One Display for a Cockpit Interactive Solution) - Final public progress report
From the ODICIS European consortium
Igor Kozine, Frank Market, Alexandre Alapetite, 2009   [PDF]
Discrete event simulation in support to hydrogen supply reliability
In the proceedings of ICHS’2009, 3rd International Conference on Hydrogen Safety, Ajaccio, France
John Paulin Hansen, Alexandre Alapetite, Henning Boje Andersen, Lone Malmborg, Jacob Thommesen, 2009   [PDF]
Location-Based Services and Privacy in Airports
In the proceedings of INTERACT’2009, 12th IFIP TC13 Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Uppsala, Sweden, part 1, pages 168-181, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-03655-2_21
Martin Tall, Alexandre Alapetite, Javier San Agustin, Henrik H.T Skovsgaard, John Paulin Hansen, Dan Witzner Hansen, Emilie Møllenbach, 2009   [PDF]
Gaze-controlled driving
In the proceedings extended abstracts of CHI’2009, 27th Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Boston, USA, pages 4387-4392, doi:10.1145/1520340.1520671
Alexandre Alapetite, 2009   [PDF]
Dynamic 2D-barcodes for multi-device Web session migration including mobile phones
Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 14:1 45-52 January 2010 (online 2 April 2009), doi:10.1007/s00779-009-0228-5
Dan Witzner Hansen, Alexandre Alapetite, Nanna Holdgaard, Celia Simonsen, René Larsen Vilsholm, 2008   [PDF]
Location-based solutions in the Experience centre
In the proceedings of Nodem’2008, conference on Nordic digital excellence in museums, 3-5 December 2008, Reykjavík, Iceland.
Updated version in the Journal Nordic Museology, 2009/1, section “Eksperimenter, teknologi og museer”, pages 44-52. ISSN:1103-8152.

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