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[AES Pacific NW Section - Seatle USA]
Around the Puget Sound, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

NOTE: anyone can attend this meeting regardless of their status as an AES member.

Spatial Audio and its Applications

Presented by
Dr. Ivan Tashev
Microsoft Research
The Pacific Northwest Section of the AES

Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 7:30pm
Microsoft Research, Building 99
Directions to Microsoft Research

The realism in rendering audio improved substantially with the introduction of stereo (2.0) and surround sound (5.1 and 7.1). Still, until the recently announced Dolby Atmos (7.4.1), the audio world in the consumer space remained flat, because all of the loudspeakers were placed in a single plane.

The need for more realistic audio is driven by the gaming industry and by recently announced devices for augmented and virtual reality. In most of these cases devices come in the form of head mounted displays. An integral part of these devices are several audio subsystems: spatial audio rendering, capturing the user's voice and capturing environmental audio.

In this talk Dr. Tashev will discuss the technologies behind capturing, representing, and rendering of 3D audio: spherical microphone arrays, intelligent headsets, head-related-transfer-functions and their personalization. During the break some of these technologies will be demonstrated.

Please join us on Wednesday, May 11th for an enlightening and engaging presentation. Bring your questions!

Our Presenter:

Dr. Ivan Tashev

Dr. Ivan Tashev received his Master's degree in Electronic Engineering (1984) and PhD in Computer Science (1990) from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, and he was an Assistant Professor at the same university. He joined Microsoft in 1998. Currently Dr. Tashev is a Partner Architect and leads the Audio and Acoustics Research Group at Microsoft Research Labs in Redmond, WA. He has published four books, more than 70 papers, and holds 30 U.S. patents. Dr. Tashev created the audio processing technologies incorporated in Windows, Microsoft Auto Platform, and the Round Table device. He served as the audio architect for Kinect, Xbox. and Microsoft HoloLens.

Dr. Ivan Tashev is also Affiliate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Washington in Seattle, WA.

Chris Deckard
AES PNW 2015-2016 Section Chair

n.b. The material presented at our meetings is the opinion of the presenter and not necessarily that of the Society. You are encouraged to conduct your own research and to form your own opinions before adopting the presented material as Truth.

Our meetings are open to anyone interested in Audio. AES membership is NOT required for you to attend our meetings.

2015-2016 Officers
Christopher Deckard
Steve Turnidge
Gary Louie
Greg Mauser
At Large:
Aurika Hays, Membership
Rick Chinn, Webmaster
Refer to the Officers and Committee contact list for contact information.
Program Committee
Committee 1
Bob Smith
Committee 2
Mark Rogers
Committee 3
René Jaeger
Committee 4
Lawrence Schwedler
Committee 5
Dave Tosti-Lane
Committee 6
JJ Johnston
Committee 7
Dan Mortensen
Committee 8
Dr. Ivan Tashev
Committee 9
Dr. Michael Matesky
Commmittee 10
Rich Williams

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