Dr. Stephen Roddy is a Resarch and Teaching Fellow in the Electronics and Electrical Engineering Department at Trinity College Dublin. His research explores novel strategies for representing, understanding, leveraging and interacting with complex multivariate data. His current research explores automated approaches to sound synthesis and music generation w/deep learning techniques. He recently completed an IRC postdoctoral project exploring the development of Auditory Display strategies and AI/ML-driven HCI (human-computer interaction) solutions for Large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) Networks at the Connect Centre in Trinity College Dublin.

Stephen adopts an empirical and multidisciplinary approach to research. His interests include HCI, IoT, multimodal data perceptualisation, auditory display and sonification and also the applications of (AI/ML) principles in HCI contexts. His work has been widely disseminated through peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, and conferences.

Stephen's work also results in the development of systems for the creative and cultural industries. This involves the design and implementation of immersive augmented/mixed reality experiences and generative systems for live music/dance performances. These systems are designed in collaboration with a range of stakeholders including artists, dancers, choreographers, and musicians. Some of the outputs of these systems have been described as “raw, rhythmic, primal yet playful” and “searingly powerful and a sheer joy to behold”.
Recent projects have debuted at the Helicotrema Recorded Audio Festival in Venice, the Contemporary Music Centre’s Salon Series at the National Concert Hall of Ireland and the Dublin Dance Festival's Embodied at the GPO and the Sonorities Contemporary Music Festival.

Keywords: Human-computer Interaction, Data Perceptualisation, Auditory Display/Sonification, Internet of Things, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Sound Synthesis, Audio.

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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:

    Previous Projects:

    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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