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Computer research in music and acoustics (CCRMA)

Takako Fujioka

Research topics include neural oscillations for auditory perception, auditory-motor coupling, brain plasticity in development and aging, recovery from stroke with music-supported therapy, and re-learning of speech and music after cochlear implantation.

Pierre Divenyi

Pierre Divenyi started his career as a pianist, giving recitals in Europe and the U.S. As a graduate student at the University of Washington, his interests turned toward science; he obtained his doctorate in systematic musicology with a thesis on the effects of tone context on the rhythmic perception in micro-melodies.

Poppy Crum

Poppy Crum is Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories. At Dolby, Poppy directs the growth of internal science. She is responsible for integrating neuroscience and knowledge of sensory perception into algorithm design, technological development, and technology strategy. At Stanford, her work focuses on the impact and feedback potential of new technologies with gaming and immersive environments on neuroplasticity.

John Chowning

Osgood Hooker Professor of Fine Arts, Emeritus. B.M., Wittenberg University, D.M.A., Stanford University, Studies with Nadia Boulanger, Paris, 1959-62. Fields: computer music/composition, auditory/music perception. Patents: The Simulation of Moving Sound Sources, The Synthesis of Complex Audio Spectra by Means of Frequency Modulation. Publications/Recordings: Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Schott/WERGO.

Chris Chafe

Special fields: composition, contemporary music performance, musical signal analysis and modeling, computer networks for audio, new instrument design.

Articles published in various technical journals including Journal of New Music Research, Computer Music Journal, Contemporary Music Review, Proceedings of ICMC, IEEE conferences.

Recordings available on compact disc.

Marina Bosi

Thesis work completed with Giuseppe di Giugno at IRCAM, Paris, France.

Currently Chief Technology Officer, MPEG LA, LLC and Past-President Audio Engineering Society (AES). Active leader in numerous professional organizations including AES, ANSI, ASA, ATSC, DVB, DVD, ISO, IEC, IEEE, ITU, SMPTE.

She had received the AES Board of Governors and Fellowship Awards; ISO/IEC for special contributions to ISO/IEC 13818-7 (MPEG Advanced Audio Coding -AAC); Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei; and the Bourse du Gouvernement Français.

Jonathan Berger

Described as “gripping” by both the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune, “poignant”, “richly evocative” (San Francisco Chronicle), “taut, and hauntingly beautiful” (NY Times), Jonathan Berger’s recent works deal with both consciousness and conscience. His chamber operas, Theotokia and The War Reporter explore hallucination and haunting memories, while his monodrama, My Lai portrays the ethical dilemmas of an individual placed in an impossible situation.

Mark Applebaum

Applebaum received his Ph.D. in composition from the University of California at San Diego where he studied principally with Brian Ferneyhough.  His solo, chamber, choral, orchestral, operatic, and electroacoustic work has been performed throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia with notable performances at the Darmstadt Sessions. 

Jonathan Abel

Special fields: audio and music applications of signal and array processing, point estimation and acoustics; particularly audio effects processing, room acoustics, spatial hearing, musical acoustics and physical modeling, emulation of vintage analog audio processors.

Co-founder and CTO of Universal Audio, Inc.  He was a Co–Founder and Chief Technology Officer of the GRAMMY Award-winning Universal Audio, Inc., a researcher at NASA/Ames Research Center, Chief Scientist at Crystal River Engineering, Inc., and a lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Yale University.

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