Prominent researchers in the field of audio engineering will be featured presenters at the upcoming Rochester Interdisciplinary Audio Engineering Symposium. The third annual event takes place from 12:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Louise Slaughter Hall, rooms 2230-2240.
The event is free and open to students, faculty, staff, industry professionals and the general public. Registration is recommended and can be done online. A full list of the symposium topics and speakers can also be found at the registration site.
“The Future of Audio Engineering” is this year’s theme, and topics during the symposium will include music perception, music listening and brain signals, live sound, music information retrieval and new materials and equipment for sound reproduction. Featured speakers are:
Sponsored by RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology and its Department of Electrical, Computer and Telecommunications Engineering Technology, the program has grown since it began three years ago and is a forum bringing together top researchers from industry and academia from around the world to share insights about varied aspects of music technology, said Sungyoung Kim, event organizer and assistant professor of audio engineering at RIT. Kim, who will also be one of the presenters, came to RIT in 2012 after working as a researcher at Yamaha Corp. in Japan. He was part of the company’s international research team that developed the processing technology for layered, enhanced sound that replicated the distinct acoustics of a cathedral.