AES New York 2013
Thursday, October 17, 1:00 pm — 2:00 pm (Room 1E15/16)
Bob Moses, AES - New York, NY, USA
Jim Anderson, New York University - New York, NY, USA
Josh McDermott, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT
The keynote speaker is Josh McDermott, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT. The topic of his speech is, "Understanding Audition via Sound Synthesis."
Josh McDermott is a perceptual scientist studying sound, hearing, and music in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. His research addresses human and machine audition using tools from experimental psychology, engineering, and neuroscience. He is particularly interested in using the gap between human and machine competence to both better understand biological hearing and design better algorithms for analyzing sound. McDermott obtained a BA in Brain and Cognitive Science from Harvard, an MPhil in Computational Neuroscience from University College London, a PhD in Brain and Cognitive Science from MIT, and postdoctoral training in psychoacoustics at the University of Minnesota and in computational neuroscience at NYU. He is the recipient of a Marshall Scholarship, a National Defense Science and Engineering fellowship, and a James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT.