Seminars take place at UPF, Campus Poblenou, Roc Boronat, 138, Barcelona and will only be streamed/recorded if the speaker has granted permission. Rooms 55.309 / 55.410 streaming / Auditorium streaming
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Upcoming Invited and PhD seminars 2020
PhD Research Seminar
Experiences after PhD. Some career paths in academia, industry and social organisations
In this seminar five senior researchers will share their experiences and learnings since PhD, showing different successful career paths.
- Alberto Betella. DTIC-UPF PhD alumni. Chief Technology Officer, Health Moonshot, Telefonica Alpha
- Judith Chamorro Servent. MSCA-IF Fellow at BCN MedTech, DTIC-UPF.
- Giovanni Geraci. Assistant Professor and Junior Leader Fellow in the Wireless Communications Research Group, DTIC-UPF
- Goretti Mallorquí Fernández. Head of Core Facilities. IRB Barcelona.
- Alp Öktem. DTIC-UPF PhD alumni. Co-founder of Col·lectivaT SCCL and Computational linguist at Translators without Borders
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Invited Research Seminar
By Franz Zotter
Beamforming with compact spherical loudspeaker arrays
The lecture addresses beamforming with compact spherical loudspeaker arrays such as louspeaker cubes and the icosahedral loudspeaker (20 transducers, 3rd order), and what we perceive when shooting beams of sound into the surrounding room. There are several other prototypes built in Graz (loudspeaker cubes), whose measurements are available online for own experimentation. Some of the basics are already in the 2019 book on Ambisonics, and newer developments cover the actually quite simple electroacoustic model, as well as how new mixed-order prototypes work. Their spherical enclosure is cost-efficiently 3D printed, providing affordable rehearsal instruments for electroacoustic music.
Franz Zotter's background is acoustics and signal processing. He received his diploma in audio engineering in 2004 (speech enhancement, TU Graz) and was awarded a doctoral degree in 2009 by the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz, and the Lothar-Cremer medal by the German acoustical society (DEGA) in 2012, with works on spherical arrays for sound radiation analysis and synthesis, and Ambisonics. He works at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics in Graz and chairs the German Acoustical Society (DEGA) TC on virtual acoustics. Franz Zotter is one of the world leading researchers in spatial audio in general and Ambisonics in particular, having written more than 100 papers in the subject, many of them highly cited.
Host: Frederic Font, Music Technology Group