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Congratulations to KatieAnna Wolf for passing her final public oral (FPO)!

Congratulations to KatieAnna Wolf who gave a great presentation today on her work investigating user personalization of data sonification – that is the ability to use sound to represent different types of data. Katie’s work specifically examined how users can personalize their sonifications to represent data in two very different settings. In the first instance, she designed and evaluated a tool called ESCaper to allow users to use natural soundscapes to represent different forms of data on Twitter. For example, using ESCaper, users could use sounds to represent a particular twitter account or the frequency of tweets.

In the second instance, Katie investigated how users in an audience can personalize a live music performance by changing the sounds of the instruments performers are using. Both these studies showed the potential of user personalization of data sonification and to read more, please check out Katie’s dissertation. Well done Katie! We wish you all the best in Denver!

KatieAnna presenting her FPO
KatieAnna presenting her FPO
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final public oral

Congratulations to Reid Oda for passing his final public oral (FPO)!

Congratulations to Reid Oda who presented his final public oral (FPO) yesterday on tools and techniques for rhythmic synchronization in networked music performance. Reid presented two tools: Global metronome for an absolute tempo synchronization for global music performance over the Internet (specifically for sequenced music) and MalLo, a new music instrument that predicts notes before they occur to allow for synchronized music performance. His work addresses the issue of Internet latency which causes tempo drag when musicians are trying to play music together online for live performance or “jam sessions”. He gave a great presentation and passed with flying colors!

Reid Oda's final public oral
Reid Oda’s final public oral