Keynote presenters: coming soon

Tutorial presenters

Dr David Berners

David Berners is Chief Scientist of Universal Audio Inc., a hardware and software manufacturer for the professional audio market. At UA, Dr. Berners leads research and development efforts in audio effects processing, including dynamic range compression, equalization, distortion and delay effects, and specializing in modeling of vintage analog equipment. He is also an adjunct professor at CCRMA at Stanford University, where he teaches a graduate class in audio effects processing. Dr. Berners has held positions at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Allied Signal. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University, M.S. from Caltech, and his S.B. from MIT, all in electrical engineering.

Dr Brian Hamilton

Brian Hamilton is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Acoustics and Audio group at the University of Edinburgh. His research focusses on numerical methods for large-scale 3-D room acoustics simulations and spatial audio. He received B.Eng. (Hons) and M.Eng. degrees in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in Montréal, QC, Canada, in 2009 and 2012, respectively, and his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh in 2016.

Dr Jean-Marc Jot

Jean-Marc Jot leads innovation in audio signal processing at Xperi/DTS. Previously, at Creative Labs, he led the design and development of SoundBlaster audio processing algorithms and architectures, including OpenAL/EAX technologies for game 3D audio authoring and rendering. Before relocating to Califonia in the late 90s, he conducted research at IRCAM in Paris, where he designed the Spat software suite for immersive audio creation and performance. He is a Fellow of the AES and has authored numerous patents and papers on spatial audio signal processing and coding. His current research interests include immersive audio for virtual and augmented reality in wearable devices and domestic or automotive environments.

Dr Julian Parker

Julian Parker is a researcher and designer working in the area of musical signal processing. He started his academic career studying Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, before moving on to study for the MSc in Acoustics & Music Technology at the University of Edinburgh. In 2013, he completed his doctoral degree at Aalto University, Finland, concentrating on methods for modelling the audio-range behaviour of mechanical springs used for early artificial reverberation. Since graduating he has been employed at Native Instruments GmbH, where he now heads up DSP development and research. He has published on a variety of topics including reverberation, physical modelling of both mechanical and electrical systems, and digital filter design.