JORDA PUIG, SERGI
Since 2011 Sergi Jordà is an Associate Professor at our Department. He obtained a degree in physics at the UB in Barcelona and a Ph.D on Computer Science at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in 2005. He works in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) with a special emphasis on tangible, tabletop and real-time musical interaction, being the main creator of successful products, both academically and commercially, such as the Reactable musical instrument. He is also interested in the applications of physiological biosignals (EEG, EMG) for expressive and implicit interaction, and in exploring the possibilities of Music Information Retrieval (MIR) for creative applications. Since 2003 he has participated in many EC funded projects and he is currently the IP of two of them: GiantSteps (FP7-610591) and RAPID-MIX (H2020-ICT-2014-1-644862). He has authored more than 90 publications counting peer-reviewed conference papers, journal articles and book chapters, with more than 2700 citations (h-index 21) in GS (January 2015). He has received many awards such as the Swets & Zeitlinger best paper award ICMC (2001), the Ciutat de Barcelona award in Multimedia category (2007) or the Ars Electronica's Golden Nica (2008).