I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Audio and Acoustics Group at the University of Edinburgh. My research is concerned with the use of finite difference and finite volume methods for large-scale room acoustics simulations to be implemented on GPUs. My work is supported by the European Research Council under Grant PoC-2016-737574-WRAM.
From 2012 to 2016 I was a PhD student supervised by Stefan Bilbao, and co-supervised by Lauri Savioja in the Department of Media Technology at Aalto University, within the NESS project which was supported by ERC Grant StG-2011-279068-NESS.
Other members of the NESS project include: Craig J. Webb, Alberto Torin, Charlotte Desvages, Reginald Harrison, Michele Ducceschi, and members of EPCC.
01/05/2018: Some recent news:
I was part of a book chapter Finite-Difference Schemes in Musical Acoustics: A Tutorial for the Springer Handbook of Systematic Musicology edited by Rolf Bader. Get it online here or email me for a preprint copy.
I'll be giving an invited talk at Salford's Acoustics Lab on FDTD methods in room acoustics, on May 16, 2018.
I'll be at Euronoise2018 for our structured session (see below), which is to be held on Thursday May 31st (morning), comprising ten oral presentations. Also, I'll be presenting a poster regarding the final MSc student project of Sanju Matthews, entitled: "A Comparative Study of Spatial Decoding Methods for Binaural Renderings in 3D Audio". The poster will be up on Thursday May 30th (morning) in the Room Acoustics poster session.
22/11/2017: Dario D'Orazio and I are organising a structured session at Euronoise2018, entitled: "Recent trends in numerical modeling in performance spaces: Protocols and reliability". The deadline for abstracts is December 4th, 2018.
16/02/2017: Our paper "Wave-Based Room Acoustics Simulation: Explicit/Implicit Finite Volume Modeling of Viscothermal Losses and Frequency-Dependent Boundaries" was published in the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society. Email me for a private copy if you don't have access!
09/01/2016: I attended the International Congress on Acoustics (ICA) and the International Symposium on Musical and Room Acoustics (ISMRA). We presented three papers and they are available on the NESS publications webpage (or directly, here: #1, #2, #3). Also, see this accompanying webpage for our ISMRA paper.
08/02/2016: Stefan Bilbao and I presented a conference paper entitled "Finite Volume Modeling of Viscothermal Losses and Frequency-Dependent Boundaries in Room Acoustics Simulations" at the 60th International AES Conference: DREAMS (Dereverberation and REverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech) hosted at KU Leuven by members of the DREAMS network.
01/01/2016: Our IEEE/ACM TASLP paper on finite volume methods with general impedance boundaries for room acoustics simulations was published recently. A pre-print version is freely available here.
20/12/2015: I presented a conference paper entitled "Large Stencil Operations for GPU-based 3-D Acoustics Simulations" at the 18th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-15). The C/CUDA codes used for this study are freely available here.
03/11/2015: Stefan Bilbao, Craig J. Webb and I gave a talk at the Workshop on numerical acoustic simulation and auralisation hosted by the Acoustics Research Centre at the University of Salford. A video recording of our talk is available here, along with other presentations from the workshop.
01/09/2014: Supplementary material for DAFx 2014 conference papers can be found here. This includes GPU timings and sounds from implicit schemes for the 3D wave equation and sounds from thin linear plates modelled using hexagonal grids.
List of publications on Google Scholar
My PhD thesis (25MB)
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Previously, I was a Master's student in Electrical & Computer Engineering at McGill University and part of the SPCL in Music Technology and CIRMMT. My supervisors were Philippe Depalle and James J. Clark. My research was on non-stationary sinusoidal parameter estimation for sound analysis/synthesis and digital audio effects. My Master's thesis is available here.Last updated 09/24/2018.