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General Chair: Bruce N. Walker -

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA

Associate Professor in the School of Psychology and the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, and founder of the Sonification Lab. His research focuses on the cognitive, perceptual and practical aspects of auditory displays and multimodal interfaces. Dr. Walker completed his Ph.D. at Rice University in Psychology in 2001. He is a Core Faculty Member in the Georgia Tech GVU Center, a member of the GT Center for Music Technology and the GT Center for Biologically Inspired Design, and a Project Director in the WirelessRERC. Dr. Walker is currently the Past-President of the International Community for Auditory Display (ICAD).

Michael A. Nees -

Lafayette College, Easton, PA, USA

Dr. Nees is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009. Before coming to Lafayette, Dr. Nees taught at Spelman College and worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Georgia Tech. His research interests include auditory perception, human factors issues with auditory and multimodal displays, assistive technologies, accessible and universal design, accommodations for standardized testing, cross-modal metaphors, encoding in working memory, auditory expertise, auditory imagery, and visual imagery.

Music Chair: Jason Freeman -

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA , USA

Jason Freeman is an Assistant Professor of Music in the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech. As a composer and computer musician, Freeman uses technology to create collaborative musical experiences in live concert performances and in online musical environments, utilizing his research in mobile music, dynamic music notation, and networked music to develop new interfaces for collaborative creativity. His music has been presented at major festivals and venues, including the Adrienne Arsht Center (Miami), Carnegie Hall (New York), the Lincoln Center Festival (New York), Transmediale (Berlin), and Sonar (Barcelona), and it has been covered in the New York Times, on National Public Radio, and in Wired and Billboard. Freeman received his B.A. in music from Yale University and his M.A. and D.M.A. in composition from Columbia University.

Accessibility Chair: Carrie Bruce -

Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA , USA

Carrie Bruce is a licensed speech-language pathologist and an assistive technology practitioner who has been working in the field of rehabilitation for almost 15 years. Ms. Bruce is also a Research Scientist at the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access (CATEA) at Georgia Tech and an investigator for the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations (Work RERC). She is distinguished for her work in examining environmental design issues related to accessibility and investigating assessment methodologies that measure the environment’s impact on participation. Ms. Bruce is a PhD student in the Human-Centered Computing program at Georgia Tech where she is concentrating on developing real-time audio interpretation of dynamic exhibits at zoos and aquaria.

Workshops Chair: Tae Hong Park -

Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA , USA

Tae Hong Park is a composer, bassist and music technologist. He received his Bachelor of Engineering degree in electronics from Korea University in 1994 and worked in the area of digital communication systems and digital musical keyboards at the LG Central Research Laboratory in Seoul, Korea from 1994 to 1998. He also holds degrees from Dartmouth College (MA in electro-acoustic music) and Princeton University (MFA and PhD in composition). His current interests are primarily in composition of electro-acoustic and acoustic music, technical research in multi-dimensional aspects of timbre, pattern recognition, signal processing, automatic musical instrument classification and computer-aided music analysis.

ThinkTank Chair: Terri Bonebright -

Depauw University, Greencsatle, IN, USA

Dr. Terri Bonebright received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Nebraska in 1996. Her specialty areas are human cognition and perception, and research methodology, and her research focuses on human sound perception broadly defined. During her time at DePauw University, she has taught courses in these areas as well as specialty courses in areas such as intelligence and creativity. She also has an active research program in auditory perception and currently is working on using sound as a way to help people understand graphed information.