Bio

I am a Research Fellow working at the Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering at Trinity College Dublin. I lecture on the MPhil in Music and Media and hold a Ph.D. in Sonification, the use of sound to perceptualise data. My research is multidisciplinary spanning Computing, Cognition, and Creativity, and generally explores the application of principles from 4E cognition (embodied, embedded, enactive, and extended) in Human-computer Interaction, Music Technology, and Digital Arts contexts.

My current research is focused on the application of 4E Cognition frameworks to the design of multimodal interactive systems which employ machine learning and deep learning techniques in HCI and creative arts contexts.
My previous research project, based at the CONNECT Centre in TCD and funded by an IRC postdoctoral fellowship, explored the application of Embodied Ecological Cognition principles to the design of Auditory Display solutions for Large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) networks. My work has been widely disseminated through peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, and conferences.

I have a vibrant and diverse creative arts practice spanning a variety of media and styles including music, sound, and interactive art. My creative work explores the same issues as my research and has been described as eclectic and experimental. My pieces are frequently performed and installed at home and abroad.

Previous events have included 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: Sonification, Embodied Cognition, Music Technology, Music, Interaction, Sonic Information Design, Auditory Display, Human-computer Interaction (HCI), Creative Technologies, Internet of Things, Multimodal Interaction, Applied Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence.

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Immersive Art Installations with Smart Devices & Locative Technologies:

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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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