Dr. Stefania Serafin

Dr. Stefania Serafin

Dr. Stefania Serafin

Professor, Aalborg University Copenhagen |

“20 Years of Sonic Interactions”


Sonic interaction design is a fertile field of investigation at the intersection of sound and music computing and interaction design. For the past twenty years together with several collaborators, we have been designing sonic interactions for different applications, ranging from physics-based simulations of musical instruments and everyday objects, new interfaces for musical expression, cultural heritage, walking and rehabilitation, learning and training, as well as virtual and augmented reality. In this talk I will present an overview of these activities reflecting on their impact and perspectives for the future.

Bio


Stefania Serafin is Professor with special responsibilities in sound in multimodal environments at Aalborg University in Copenhagen. She has been Associate Professor (2006-2012), and Assistant Professor (2003-2006) at Aalborg University Copenhagen. She received a Ph.D. in Computer-Based Music Theory and Acoustics from Stanford University in 2004, and a Master in Acoustics, Computer Science and Signal Processing Applied to Music from IRCAM (Paris) in 1997. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Virginia (2003), and visiting scholar at Stanford University (1999), Cambridge University (2002) and KTH Stockholm (2003). She is principal investigator for the EU funded project Natural Interactive Walking, and Danish delegate for the EU COST Action on Sonic Interaction Design. Her main research interests are sound models for interactive systems and multimodal interfaces, and sonic interaction design.