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QMUL, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Centre for Digital Music Seminar Series

Seminar by:
Stefan Bilbao (University of Edinburgh)

Date/time: Wednesday 17th of February, 3.30-4.30 pm

Location: Online

Open to students, staff, alumni, public; all welcome. Admission is FREE, no pre-booking required.

Title: Physics-based Sound Synthesis, Virtual Acoustics and Audio Effects

Abstract: In this talk, I’ll give an overview of physics-based sound synthesis, virtual acoustics and audio effects, including the standard techniques, typical systems of interest, and then get into some more technical details about the operation of such methods, including numerical audio artefacts, parallelisation, real time operation, and finally reduced parameter sets describing such systems. Many sound and video examples will be shown.


Bio: Stefan Bilbao (B.A. Physics, Harvard, 1992, MSc., PhD Electrical Engineering, Stanford, 1996 and 2001 respectively) is currently Professor of Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing in the Acoustics and Audio Group at the University of Edinburgh, and previously held positions at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, at the Queen's University Belfast, and the Stanford Space Telecommunications and Radioscience Laboratory. He has led the NESS project (Next Generation Sound Synthesis) and WRAM project (Wave-based Room Acoustics Modeling), both funded by the European Research Council, and running jointly between the Acoustics and Audio Group and the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre at the University of Edinburgh between 2012 and 2018. He was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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