Dr. Stephen Roddy is a Human-computer Interaction (HCI) Researcher and Eduacator. He is a Research Fellow in the Electronics and Electrical Engineering Department at Trinity College Dublin. His research explores novel strategies for representing and interacting with complex multivariate data in both HCI and creative arts contexts. He is currently working on the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) principles to gestural control/embodied interaction for physical computing systems, data visualisation and auditory display systems. Stephen recently completed an IRC postdoctoral project at the Connect Centre in Trinity College Dublin which explored the design of Multimodal Interfaces and Auditory Display/Sonification solutions for Large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) Networks and Smart City Data.

Stephen adopts an empirical and multidisciplinary approach to research. His interests include HCI & Interaction Design, IoT, Multimodal Interfaces & data analytics, music & audio technologies, auditory display, sonification, computer music, sound art, sound design, and the application of AI/ML principles in both HCI and creative arts contexts. His work has been widely disseminated through peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, and conferences.

Stephen also produces multimedia performances, creative works, and art installations as well as tools and systems for the creative and cultural industries. These include augmented/mixed reality experiences and installations, computer music and sound art pieces, and automated systems for live electronic music and sound art performance contexts. Previous projects have been 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: HCI, Human-computer Interaction, Multimodal Interfaces, Data Perceptualisation, Auditory Display, Sonification, Interaction Design, Sound Synthesis, Internet of Things, Design Research, Applied Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence, Computational Creativity, Creative Arts, Sound Art, Computer Music, Audio Engineering.

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Artificial Intelligence, Generative Music and the Internet of Things:

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     Bioinformatics/Biophysical Data Sonification:

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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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