Dr. Stephen Roddy is an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellow investigating Auditory Display for Large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) Networks, and Human-computer Interaction (HCI) solutions for Smart City data at The CONNECT Centre, Trinity College Dublin. Stephen holds a Ph.D. from Trinity College Dublin in Auditory Display, an HCI discipline concerned with representing data with sound. His research explores novel sonic strategies for representing, understanding, leveraging and interacting with complex data. Stephen adopts an empirical approach to multidisciplinary research, undertaking investigations in both Computer Science and the Arts. His research spans HCI, IoT & Smart Cities, Auditory Display, Sonification, Embodied Cognition, Artificial Intelligence, Smart/Mobile Devices, Generative Music Systems, Data-driven Sound & Music, Live Music Performance Systems, Sound Art and Computational Creativity. His work has been widely disseminated through peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, and conferences.
Stephen also develops interactive digital media systems for the creative and cultural industries. This involves the development of augmented/mixed reality experiences, generative and live music performance/composition systems,
interactive installations and musical compositions. These systems are developed in collaboration with artists, dancers, choreographers, musicians, project stakeholders, and companies. His work in this field has been described as “raw, rhythmic, primal yet playful” and “searingly powerful and a sheer joy to behold”. Recent projects debuted at the Helicotrema Recorded Audio Festival in Venice, the Contemporary Music Centre’s Salon Series at the National Concert Hall of Ireland and Dublin Dance Festival's Embodied at the GPO and the Sonorities Contemporary Music Festival.

Keywords: Human-computer Interaction, Data, Sound, Computer Science, Sonic Arts, Auditory Display, Sonification, Embodied Cognition, Sonic Information Design, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Smart & Mobile Devices, Computer Music, Live Electronic Music Performance, Generative Music Systems

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Creative and Cultural Digital Media Projects:
Artificial Intelligence, Generative Music and the Internet of Things:

     Smart Devices, Locative Technology & Augmented Reality:

     Bioinformatics/Biophysical Data Sonification:

     Economic Data Sonification:

    Music Performance:

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    Funding and Awards:
    • Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.
    • Trinity College Dublin Postgraduate Research Studentship 2012-2015. 
    • Trinity College Dublin Travel Grant 2015
    • Trinity College Dublin Postgraduate Travel Grant 2013.

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