Surendheran Kaliyaperumal

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School: School of Communication & Design 
Department: Digital Media
Position: Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South
ORCID: 0000-0002-4070-8594

Surendheran has 13+ years of teaching history in 3D Visualisations, UI/UX Designs, Instructional designs, ICT teaching methods, Game Development, VR/AR and Technology-assisted learning. He has taught in 5 different countries and directly contributed to many CG films produced by reputed studios such as Technicolor and DreamWorks, as a 3D Lighting Artist.

  • Ph.D. in Visual Communication and Design Using Augmented Reality from Karunya University - Coimbatore, India 
  • Master of Science: Computer Animation and Visualisation Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) - Liverpool, United Kingdom 
  • Bachelor of Engineering: Computer Science Anna University - Chennai, India 
  • Certified Associate of Game Development Awarded by Unity Technologies 
  • Autodesk Maya Certified Associate Credential ID 00216038 
  • Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert Credential ID ADB287912
  • Google Certifications -Cloud Computing Fundamentals -Google Cloud Essentials

  • Instructional Design 
  • ICT 
  • Education Technology 
  • HCI 
  • UI & UX 
  • 3D Visualisation 
  • Game Development 
  • Design for AR/VR

  • Technology-assisted Learning 
  • ICT 
  • VR/AR in Education 
  • 3D Lighting & Rendering
  • Gamified Learning 
  • User Interface Design 
  • Learning Theories

  • Kaliyaperumal, S., Abd Wahab, M. H., Sagayam, K. M., Ambar, R., & Mhd Poad, H. (2021). Impact of pairing an augmented reality demonstration with online video lectures… Does it improve students' performance? Asian Journal of University Education, 16(4), 91. 
  • Kaliyaperumal, S., & Vijayakumar, M. (2021). Learners' feedback on the effectiveness of replacing an instructional MOOC video with augmented reality in a practice-based course. Journal of Information Technology Management, 12, 1–10. 
  • Kaliyaperumal, S., & Vijayakumar, M. (2020). A model to increase instructor's responsiveness in a mooc course by automating replies to the learners' queries. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology. 
  • Kaliyaperumal, S., Vijayakumar, M., & S., S. R. K. (2020). Are Panoramic Education Lectures a Distraction? In S. K. Nagarajan & M. R. (Eds.), Innovations and Technologies for Soft Skill Development and Learning (pp. 185–198). IGI Global.
  • Kaliyaperumal, S., Vijayakumar, M., & Siva Rama Krishnan, S. (2019). Framework for personalizing mooc courses based on learners' stress levels towards increased course completion rates. International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, 8(9), 2721–2724. 
  • Arockiyasamy, G., Surendheran, K., & Bullard, S. K. (2016). The influence of playing video games on academic performance among graduates of Karunya University. TAF Journal of Advances in Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(3), 119–132.

  • External Research Supervisor, Lincoln University College - Malaysia

  • UGC's NET Qualification for Professors Awarded by University Grants Commission of India

  • 11/2010 - 10/2012 Head of Computer Animation & VFX Digimation UK Inc. Ltd, Harrow, London, UK 
  • 02/2007 - 11/2009 Senior CG 3D Lighting Artist Technicolor Animation Studios, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

  • 06/2016 – 02/2023 Senior Assistant Professor of Design Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, Tamil Nadu 
  • 02/2017 – 02/2023 Sr. Assistant Professor of Multimedia (Alternate semester Deputation) Guangdong University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, Guangzhou, Guangdong 
  • 07/2014 - 07/2016 Assistant Professor of Electronics & Media Tech Karunya University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu 
  • 10/2013 - 06/2014 Head of Academics – 3D Animation & VFX Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu