Dr. Victor Lazzarini graduated from University of Campinas in Brazil, with a BMus in Composition and completed this doctorate at the University of Nottingham in England in 1996. Since 1998 he has been working at the NUI Maynooth, where he established the area of Music Technology in the Department of Music, as well as Master’s and undergraduate programs in the field. His research has been devoted to the areas of audio signal processing and music programming languages. His MIT Press book, Audio Programming (with R. Boulanger) has been established as major reference for the area.
Dr. Joe Timoney studied Electronic Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Following this, on obtaining a research studentship from Teltec Ireland, he pursued postgraduate studies in TCD. In 1994, he completed a MSc. by research in the area of telecommunications and in 1999 was awarded a PhD for his work in the area of Robust adaptive signal processing. In September 1999, he joined the Dept. of Computer Science at NUI Maynooth. He is involved in the undergraduate programs in Computer Science and in Music Technology. His research interests are based in the area of audio signal processing, with a focus on musical sound synthesis and the digital modelling of analogue subtractive synthesis. He also has much experience in the area of time-frequency analysis, speech processing and audio watermarking.
In 2003 he spent a 3 month research visit at ATR laboratory in Kyoto, Japan, and in 2010 made a research visit to the College of Computing at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society. Alongside his academic work, he also is a keen DIY electronics enthusiast and has built a number of synthesizers and drum machines.
Tom Lysaght received his B.A. degree in Music and Mathematical Physics in 1984, his H.Dip.Ed. in 1991 and his M.Comp.Sci. from NUI Maynooth in 1996. He is a permanent member of the Department of Computer Science's lecturing staff. Mr. Lysaght's main research area is sound analysis and synthesis, particularly the area of timbre morphing with applications in the area of synthesis and composition. He uses the Modal Distribution as a time-frequency representation for timbre and develops signal processing techniques for morphing. He is currently finishing his PhD as he has returned from a year-long research collaboration with the research lab of MTG (Music Technology Group) at UPF (Pompeu Fabra University) in Barcelona, Spain.