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University of Plymouth
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Drake Circus
Plymouth PL4 8AA
United Kingdom
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Prof Eduardo Miranda

  • Prof Eduardo R. Miranda’s distinctive music is informed by his unique background as a classically trained composer and Artificial Intelligence (AI) scientist with an early involvement in electroacoustic and avant-garde pop music. He is emerging as an influential composer for his research into Music Neurotechnology and Biocomputing. Prof Miranda studied music and computer science and subsequently gained a PhD in Music from the University of Edinburgh with a thesis on applications of AI in sound design. He worked for a number of years at Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Paris as a research scientist in the fields of AI, speech and evolution of language. Currently he is Professor of Computer Music at Plymouth University in the UK, where he founded the esteemed Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research. The inside story of his acclaimed choral symphony, Sound to Sea, is revealed in the book Thinking Music, published by University of Plymouth Press (ISBN 978-1-84102-3-601). “This book, by a pioneer of contemporary experimental music, is a story of how a striking composition was born: an unusually generous prelude to a rich aural experience.” (Philip Ball, author of The Music Instinct).

Dr Alexis Kirke

  • Alexis is a Senior Research Fellow in Computer Music. He has a PhD in the field of Artificial Neural Networks and a PhD in the field of Computer Music, both from Plymouth University. As a composer and performer he has won multiple prizes for film, sound performances, and radio broadcast, including an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Media Innovation Awards 2015. He has given invited talks, keynotes and performances at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, California Academy of Sciences, and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, amongst others. Alexisí research interests include applications of music and the arts to technology and HCI, supportive broadcasting / technology for dementia, and unconventional computation using media.

Dr Nuria Bonet Filella

  • Nuria is a composer and musicologist. She received her PhD at ICCMR on the topic of sonification and musification. Currently she teaches music at the School of Humanities and Performing Arts. Nuria's research interests include electroacoustic music and musicology.

Dr Edward Braund

  • Edward Braund graduated with a MRes in Computer Music and a PhD on the topic of biocomputing for music at ICCMR, University of Plymouth. Currently he is a full-time Lecturer in Music Technology at the School of Humanities and Performing Arts. Eduard's research interests include; interactive music systems, audio engineering and Artificial Intelligence. He is well known internationally for his work on building bio-processors based on slime mould.

Dr Katherine Williams

  • Katherine is a lecturer in the School of Humanities and Performing Arts. She gained her degrees in musicology from King’s College London (BMus(Hons)), and the University of Nottingham (MA, PhD). Her research interests include jazz, popular music, music and gender, music and geography, and digital cultures. She has published in learned journals such as Jazz Perspectives, Journal of Music History and Jazz Research Journal. Katherine is contributor and co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Singer-Songwriter (Cambridge University Press 2016) and The Singer-Songwriter Handbook (Bloomsbury Academic 2017). Her forthcoming monograph on Rufus Wainwright is due in 2016 through Equinox Press. She is an active research presence both nationally and internationally and maintains an active performance profile. She is fluent in the idioms of classical, jazz and new music. Katherine enjoys collaborating with new music composers, helping to develop and perform repertoire for acoustic saxophone, saxophone and electronics, fixed media, and any combination of the above.

Dr David Moffat

  • David Moffat is a postdoctoral researcher on the RadioMe project. He previously worked as a postdoc within the Audio Engineering Group of the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University London. His research focuses is on intelligent and assistive mixing and audio production tools through the implementation of semantic tools and machine learning. His PhD, from Queen Mary University London, focused on sound effect synthesis and evaluation. He has since developed new methods and approaches for sound synthesis, from this understanding of the field. He received an MSc in Digital Music Processing from Queen Mary University of London in 2014, and graduated from Edinburgh University with a BSc in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science in 2011. 


Visiting Researchers

Dr Raymond Sparrow

Mr Linas Baltas (Visiting Research Fellow)

Dr Archer Endrich

Post-graduate Research Students

Satvik Venkatesh (PhD)

Rachel Horrell (ResM Computer Music)

Ellie Ripley (ResM Computer Music)

Lawrence Metters (ResM Computer Music)

Ms Hedy Hurban (PhD)

Mr Samuel Pearce-Davies (PhD)

Richard Abrahams (PhD)

Amble Skuse (PhD)

Mr Jared Drayton (PhD)

Mr Pierre-Emmanuel Largeron (PhD)

Former Members & Alumni

            Mr Nagarjun Vinukonda (Placement Student, Vellore Institute of Technology, India)

            Mr Bhavesh Shri Kumar Narayanan (Placement Student, SASTRA University, India)

            Mr Marco Tiraboschi (Visiting Research Student, University of Milan, Italy)

            Mr Badrinarayan Ram Mohan (Placement Student, SASTRA University, India) 

            Dr Nuria Bonet Filella (PhD)

            Ms Miriam Richter (ResM Computer Music)

            Oliver Brand (ResM Computer Music)

            Dr Michael McInenrney (Lecturer)

            Dr Aurelian Antoine (PhD)

            Dr Marcelo Gimenes (PhD)

            Dr David Bessell (PhD)

            Dr Michael McLoughlin (PhD)

            Mr Alan Miles (ResM Computer Music)

            Dr Maria Lucillia Borges

            Simon J. Cotton (ResM Computer Music)

            David McKenzie (ResM Computer Music)

            Tom Hayes (MRes Computer Music)

            David Strang (Lecturer)

            Simon Ible (Music Director, Peninsula Arts)

            Duncan Williams (Research Fellow)

            Peter Shepherd (ResM Computer Music)

            Zihao Xie (MRes Computer Music)

            Federico Visi (PhD)

            Robert Fall (MRes Computer Music)

            Mr Sivaramakrishnan Meenakshisundaram (Exchange Student, SASTRA University, India)

            Mr Hugo Collet (Placement Student, University of Brest, France)

            Dr Joel Eaton (PhD)

            Mr Rodrigo Schramm (Visiting Fellow, URFGS, Brazil)

            Dr Hanns Holger Rutz (PhD)

            Mr Kevin McCracken (MPhil)

            Dr Hilary Mullaney (PhD)

            Dr Anna Troisi (Research Fellow)

            Mr Nigel Morgan (Visiting Fellow)

            Mr Antonio Chiaramonte (Visiting Fellow)

            Dr Christian Dimpker (PhD)

            Pierre-Yves Hervo (Placement Student, University of Nantes, France)

            Ms Katrina Fuschillo (MRes Computer Music)

            Mr Stu Welsh (MRes Computer Music)

            Mr Guy Frazer-Wright (M.Res Computer Music)

            Mr Thomas Hitchins (M.Res Computer Music)

            Dr Nikolas Valsamakis (PhD)

            Dr Noris Mohd Norowi (PhD)            

            Dr Jamie Serquera (PhD)          

            Dominik Koller (Visiting Researcher, Vienna University of Technology)            

            Dr Joao Martins (PhD)

            Mr Nicolas Reeves (PhD, Planetary Collegium)

            Ms Qijun Zhang (Post-graduate student)

            Mr Andrew Brouse (Post-graduate student)

            Mr Alan Evans (MRes Computer Music)

            Mr Dimitri Papadimitriou (Visiting Researcher, Université de Grenoble, France)

            Mr Joachim Fritsch (Visiting Researcher, Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6, France)

            Mr Asad Malik (MRes Computer Music)

            Dr Torsten Anders (Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence)

            Mr Peter Votava (MRes Computer Music)

            Mr Tarek El Khsim (Placement Student, University of Brest, France)

            Dr Peter Beyls (PhD)

            Dr Leandro Costalonga (PhD)

            Mr Chris Saunders (MA Digital Arts)

            Fabien Leon (Placement Student, University of Brest, France)

            Matthieu Bonnot (Placement Student, University of Nantes, France)

            Mr Dan Livingstone (Senior Lecturer)

            Mr Vincent Soucaret (MSc Communications Engineering and Signal Processing)

            François Gueguen (Placement Student)

            Ms Alicja Knast (Research Assistant)

            Dr Simon Durrant (Research Fellow)

            Mr Jamie Bremaneson (Placement Student)

            Mr Jean-Jacques Maurice (Placement Student)

            Mr Jesus Alvaro (Associate)

            Mrs Sigalit Hed (MPhil)

            Mr Bram Boskamp (MSc Digital Futures)

            Mr Martijn Bosma (Socrates MSc, University of Groningen, The Netherlands)

            Mr Gianni Corino (Research Assistant)

            Mr Eduardo Coutinho (MPhil)

            Mr Matthew Crimp (MSc in Interactive Intelligent systems)

            Mr Etienne Drouet (MRes Interactive Intelligent Systems)

            Mr Thanasis Hapipis (MSc Interactive Intelligent Systems)

            Prof Adolfo Maia (Visiting Fellow, UNICAMP, Brazil)

            Mr John Murray (MRes Interactive Intelligent Systems)

            Dr Patricio da Silva (Visiting Fellow)

            Mr Vadim Tikhanoff (MSc Interactive Intelligent Systems)