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Hessam Alavi

Hessam Alavi

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Audio Fields:

  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Research & Development
  • Consumer - Home
  • Consumer - Car
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Hardware
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Transducers
  • Other: 3D Audio Reproduction

Job Duties:

  • Systems Designer
  • Engineer
  • Hardware Designer
  • Researcher
  • Sound Designer
  • Technical Director
  • Other: Infotainment Product Development

About

Dr Hessam Alavi is currently working a Specialist Audio Systems Engineer with the Connected Car & Infotainment group, part of the Vehicle Engineering division at Jaguar Land Rover. Hessam Alavi graduated in Acoustical Engineering BEng (Hons) from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) at the University of Southampton in 2009. He was awarded his PhD for a thesis on Acoustics of High-Performance Transmission-Line Loudspeakers in 2016 which was carried out in the Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics Group of the ISVR. In parallel with his postgraduate research work at the University of Southampton, Hessam held the position of Lead Product Developer and Research Engineer at OPSODIS Ltd from 2009 to 2016 focusing on new auralization techniques, researching and developing extensively 3D sound loudspeaker systems. He worked as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant within Engineering and the Environment Faculty at the University of Southampton from 2009 to 2013 and continued to collaborate with the University of Southampton outreach programs till 2016. Hessam coordinated the ISVR's Virtual Acoustics and Audio Engineering Group from 2009 to 2013. He served as a Postgraduate Representative of Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics Group of the ISVR at the University of Southampton from 2009 to 2014. Dr Alavi is a member of the Institute of Acoustics (MIOA), the Acoustical Society of America (MASA) and the Audio Engineering Society (MAES). Dr Alavi is an active member of the AES Technical Committee for Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement, Loudspeakers and Headphones, Automotive Audio, and Spatial Audio. Dr Alavi is an Active member of AES Standard Committee .

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Hessam Alavi has personal research interests in the fields of acoustics, vibrations, signal processing, control systems and fluid dynamics with a specific focus on spatial hearing and new auralization techniques, music reproduction, 3D sound loudspeaker systems and the multichannel signal processing techniques for the production of virtual acoustic environments.

Education Background

- PhD in Engineering Acoustics University of Southampton, ISVR
- BEng (Hons) in Acoustical Engineering University of Southampton, ISVR

Employment History

- Audio Systems Engineer and Acoustics Research Engineer working with Connected Cars & Infotainment division as a part of Vehicle Engineering at Jaguar Land Rover from 2017 to Present.
- Lead Product Developer and Research Engineer at OPSODIS Ltd. from 2009 to 2016.
- Principal Research Engineer at the University of Southampton, ISVR from 2009 to 2016.

Related Experience

- Postgraduate Teaching Assistant working for the Faculty of Engineering and Environment (FEE) at the University of Southampton, ISVR from 2009 to 2012.
- Coordinator of Virtual Acoustics and Audio Engineering Group working within the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) at the University of Southampton, ISVR from 2009 to 2012.
- Postgraduate Representative of Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics Group for the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) at the University of Southampton, ISVR from 2009 to 2013.

Why Am I An AES Member?

As an experienced Specialist Audio Systems Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry, and strong arts and design professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focused on the Sound and Vibration from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, I would like to join the international group of professionals in Audio Society which is the AES.

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United Kingdom


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