AES Dublin 2019 Presenter or Author
Primary Affiliation: Ghent University - Ghent, Belgium
Dr. Federica Bressan is a post-doctoral researcher at Ghent University, where she leads a research project on interactive installation art under the Marie Curie funding programme H2020-MSCA-IF-2015. She holds an MD in Musicology and a PhD in Computer Science. From 2012 to 2016 she held a post-doctoral research position at the Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy, where she coordinated the laboratory for sound preservation and restoration.
The vision underlying her research revolves around technology and culture, on archiving and re-purposing information. Her main expertise is in the field of multimedia preservation, with a special attention for audio and interactive systems. Her scientific production includes recovery methods for magnetic tapes, Information Retrieval (IR) applications for digital audio collection, a philologically informed software kit for the digitisation of sound recordings, an ontology for interactive art.
She coordinates the interdisciplinary PhD and Postdoc Network for Conservation of Contemporary Art Research at INCCA. She is a full member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), a member of the Gender Equality for Mobile Researchers in Science (GEMS) Working Group, and of the Steering Committee of the Ghent Center for Digital Humanities.
She has been General Chair of the International Workshop on Digital Philology for the Preservation of Multimedia Archives in 2015 (Keynote lecture by Bill Storm) and 2016 (Keynote lecture by Dietrich Schüller).
She is also co-founder of the University startup Audio Innova, for which she has designed and developed software modules to automatize preservation routines and controls for data integrity verification.
She is active in science communication with articles and presentations, and the podcast show Technoculture: http://technoculture-podcast.com
More Info: http://research.federicabressan.com