Dr Stefan Bilbao

Main Research Areas: Digital Signal Processing, Physical Modelling Sound Synthesis, Virtual Analog Modeling, High Performance Computing and Audio.

Contact Details

Dr. Stefan Bilbao, Room 1602, James Clerk Maxwell Building, King’s Buildings, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9 3JZ
t: +44 (0)131 651 7043
e: s.bilbao@ed.ac.uk
web: http://www2.ph.ed.ac.uk/~sbilbao/

About

Stefan Bilbao studied Physics at Harvard University (BA, ’92), then spent two years at the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique Musicale (IRCAM) under a fellowship awarded by Harvard and the Ecole Normale Superieure. He then completed the MSc and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University (’96 and ’01, respectively), while working at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). He was subsequently a postdoctoral researcher at the Stanford Space Telecommunications and Radioscience Laboratory, and a Lecturer at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at the Queen’s University Belfast.

He currently works on sound synthesis based on physical models of musical instruments, with a particular focus on mainstream numerical simulation techniques, such as, e.g., finite difference methods. Special topics of interest include: Hamiltonian and symplectic methods, distributed nonlinear systems such as strings and plates, estimates of computational complexity, multichannel sound synthesis, and hardware and software realizations.

A sideline is joint work with composers of electroacoustic music. Other interests include virtual analog effect modelling and artificial reverberation design, modelling of electromechanical instruments, shock wave propagation in tubes, numerical absorbing boundaries in acoustics applications, and large-scale audio rendering using graphics processing units (GPUs) in conjunction with the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre.

Many of the research directions described above now form part of an ERC-funded project, NESS, running jointly with theEdinburgh Parallel Computing Centre over the period 2012-2017. See the project website for more information:

http://www.ness.music.ed.ac.uk/

Research interests

  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Physical Modelling Sound Synthesis
  • Virtual Analog Modeling
  • High Performance Computing and Audio
  • Conservative Numerical Methods
  • Optimization
  • Room Acoustics Modeling

Supervision

1st supervisor

Project title – Student – Status

  • NESS: Room Acoustics Modelling – Brian Hamilton – Current
  • NESS: Percussion – Alberto Torin – Current
  • NESS: Sound Synthesis on GPGPUs – Craig Webb – Current
  • NESS: Brass Synthesis – Reg Harrison – Current

2nd supervisor

Project title – Student – Status

  • Violin Modeling – Charlotte Desvages – Current

Publications

Books

Book Chapter

Journal Articles

  • M. Ducceschi, C. Touze, O. Cadot and S. Bilbao. Dynamics of the Wave Turbulence Spectrum in Vibrating Plates: A Numerical Investigation Using a Conservative Finite Difference Scheme. In press, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 2014.
  • S. BilbaoModeling of Complex Geometries and Boundary Conditions in Finite Difference/Finite Volume Time Domain Room Acoustics Simulation.  IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing. In press, 2013.
  • S. Bilbao and J. Chick. Finite Difference Time Domain Simulation for the Brass Instrument Bore.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 134(5); 3860–3871, 2013.
  • M. Ducceschi, C. Touze, S. Bilbao and C. Webb. Nonlinear dynamics of rectangular plates: investigation of modal interaction in free and forced vibrations. Acta Mechanica, 225: 213–232, 2013.
  • J. Kemp, S. Bilbao, J. McMaster, and R. Smith. Wave separation in the trumpet under playing conditions and comparison with time domain finite difference simulation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2013.
  • S. Bilbao and C. Webb. Physical Modeling of Timpani Drums in 3D on GPGPUs.  Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 61(10):737–748, 2013.
  • L. Gabrieli, V. Valimaki, H. Penttinen, S. Squartini, and S. Bilbao. A digital waveguide based approach for Clavinet modeling and synthesis. EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, 2013.
  • S. Bilbao. Optimized FDTD Schemes for 3D Acoustic Wave Propagation.  IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, 20(5):1658–1663,  2012.
  • S. Bilbao. Time Domain Simulation and Synthesis for the Snare Drum. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 131 (1):914–925, 2012.
  • C. Touze, S. Bilbao and O. Cadot. Transition to turbulence in thin vibrating plates, part I: the scenario. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 331 (2): 412–433, 2012.
  • S. Bilbao. Percussion sound synthesis using models of nonlinear shell vibration.  IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, 18(4):872–880, 2010.
  • S. Bilbao and J. Parker. A virtual model of spring reverberation. IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, May, 2010.
  • S. Bilbao. Direct simulation of reed wind instruments. Computer Music Journal, 33(4):43-55, 2009.
  • S. Bilbao. A family of conservative numerical schemes for the dynamical von Karman plate equations.Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, 24(1):193-216, 2008.
  • O. Thomas and S. Bilbao. Geometrically nonlinear flexural vibrations of plates: In-plane boundary conditions and some symmetry properties. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 315(3):569-590, 2008.
  • S. Bilbao. Robust physical modelling sound synthesis for nonlinear systems. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 24(2):32-41, 2007.
  • S Bilbao. A digital plate reverberation algorithm. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 55(3):135-144, 2007.
  • E. Motuk, R. Woods, S. Bilbao and J. McAllister. Design methodology for real-time FPGA-based sound synthesis. IEEE Transactions on Signal processing, 15(12):5833-5845, 2007.
  • S. Bilbao, L. Savioja, and J.O. Smith III. Stability bounds and the reduction of directional dispersion in explicit finite difference schemes for plates. IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, 15(4):1488-1495, 2007.
  • S. Bilbao. Fast modal synthesis by digital waveguide extraction. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 13 (1):1-4, 2006.
  • S. Bilbao. Conservative numerical methods for nonlinear strings. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 118(5):3316-3327, 2005.
  • J. Bensa, S. Bilbao, R. Kronland-Martinet, J.O. Smith III, and T. Voinier. Computational modeling of stiff piano strings using digital waveguides and finite differences. Acustica, 91:289-298, 2005.
  • S. Bilbao and J.O. Smith III. Energy-conserving finite difference schemes for nonlinear strings.Acustica, 91:299-311, 2005.
  • S. Bilbao. Time-varying generalizations of allpass filters. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 12(5):376-379, 2005.
  • S. Bilbao. Parameterized families of finite difference schemes for the wave equation. Numerical Methods for Partial Differential Equations, 20(3):463-480, 2004.
  • J. Bensa, S. Bilbao , R. Kronland-Martinet, and J.O. Smith III. The simulation of piano string vibration: From physical models to finite difference schemes and digital waveguides. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 114(2):1095-1107, 2003.
  • S. Bilbao and J.O. Smith III. Finite difference schemes for the wave equation: Stability, passivity and numerical dispersion. IEEE Transactions on Speech and Audio Processing, 11(3):255-266, 2003.

Conference Proceedings

  • S. Bilbao, A. Torin, P. Graham, J. Perry and G. Delap. Modular Physical Modeling Synthesis Environments on GPU. Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, Athens, Greece, 2014.
  • M. Ducceschi, C. Touze, O. Cadot and S. Bilbao. Non-stationary wave turbulence in elastic plates: a numerical investigation. Proceedings of the 8th European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference, 2014.
  • C. Desvages and S. Bilbao. Physical Modeling of Nonlinear Player-String Interactions in Bowed String Sound Synthesis using FInite Difference Schemes. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, LeMans, France, 2014.
  • B. Hamilton and S. Bilbao. Revisiting Implicit Finite Difference Schemes for Three-dimensional Room Acoustics Simulations. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Erlangen Germany, 2014.
  • A. Torin, B. Hamilton and S. Bilbao. An Energy-conserving Finite Difference Scheme for the Simulation of Collisions in Snare Drums. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Erlangen Germany, 2014.
  • S. Bilbao and A.Torin. Numerical Simulation of String/barrier Collisions: The Fretboard. Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Erlangen Germany, 2014.
  • S. Bilbao. Numerical Modeling of String Barrier Collisions. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, LeMans, France, 2014.
  • M. Ducceschi, C. Touze, O. Cadot and S. Bilbao. Numerical Simulations of Wave Turbulence in Vibrating Plates.  Science Nonlineaire, Lille, France, March, 2013.
  • B. Hamilton and S. Bilbao. Fourth order and Optimised Finite Difference Schemes for the 2D Wave Equation. Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Maynooth Ireland, 2013.
  • A. Torin and S. Bilbao. A 3D Multi-Plate Environment for Sound Synthesis Proceedings of the 16th International Digital Audio Effects Conference, Maynooth, Ireland, Sept. 2013.
  • S. BilbaoNumerical Simulation of Spring Reverberation. Proceedings of the 16th International Digital Audio Effects Conference, Maynooth, Ireland, September, 2013.
  • M. Ducceschi, C. Touze and S. BilbaoSound Synthesis of Gongs Obtained from Nonlinear Thin Plate Vibrations: Camparison Between a Modal Approach and a Finite Difference Scheme. Proceedings of the Stockholm Musical Acoustics Conference/Sound and Music Computing Conference, Stockholm, August, 2013.
  • A. Torin and S. BilbaoNumerical Experiments with Non-linear Double Membrane Drums. Proceedings of the Stockholm Musical Acoustics Conference/Sound and Music Computing Conference, Stockholm, August, 2013.
  • B. Hamilton and S. Bilbao On Finite Difference Schemes for the Wave Equation on Non Cartesian Grids. Proceedings of the Stockholm Musical Acoustics Conference/Sound and Music Computing Conference, Stockholm, August, 2013.
  • S. Bilbao, B. Hamilton, A. Torin, C. Webb, P. Graham, A. Gray, K. Kavoussanakis and J. PerryLarge Scale Physical Modeling Synthesis. Proceedings of the Stockholm Musical Acoustics Conference/Sound and Music Computing Conference, Stockholm, August, 2013.
  • S. Bilbao and B. HamiltonConstruction and Optimization Techniques for High Order Schemes for the 2D Wave Equation. Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Montreal, Canada, June, 2013.
  • B. Hamilton and S. BilbaoHexagonal vs. Rectilinear Grids for Explicit Finite Difference Schemes for the Two-dimensional Wave Equation. Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics, Montreal, Canada, June, 2013.
  • C. Webb and S. BilbaoBinaural Simulations Using Audio Rate FDTD Schemes and CUDA. Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, York, UK, September, 2012.
  • S. Bilbao and C. WebbTimpani Drum Synthesis on GPGPUs. Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, York, UK, September, 2012.
  • M. Duccheschi, C. Touze and S. Bilbao. Nonlinear plate vibrations: A modal approach with application  to cymbals and gongs. Proceedings of the Congres Francais d’Acoustique, Nantes, April, 2012.
  • S. Bilbao Modelling of Brass Instrument Valves. Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Paris, September 2011.
  • L. Gabrieli, V. Valimaki and S. Bilbao. Real-time emulation of the Clavinet, an electromechanical keyboard instrument. International Computer Music Conference, Huddersfield, UK, September, 2011.
  • J.P. Chick, S. Logie, L. Norman, S. Bilbao and D.M. Campbell.  The effect of mouthpiece design on slurred transients in brass instruments.  Proceedings of Forum Acusticum, Aalborg, Denmark, July 2011.
  • S. Bilbao Time Domain Simulation of Brass Instruments. Proceedings of Forum Acusticum, Aalborg, Denmark, July 2011.
  • C. Touze,  S. Bilbao and O. Cadot. Transition to turbulence in forced vibrations of perfect plates. Proceedings of the 7th European Nonlinear Dynamics Conference, Rome, Italy, July, 2011.
  • C. Webb and S. Bilbao. Computing Room Acoustics Using 3D FDTD: A Cuda Approach. Preprint, Audio Engineering Society Conference, London, May 2011.
  • C. Webb and S. Bilbao.  Computing Room Acoustics Using 3D FDTD: A Cuda Approach.  Proceedings of the International Conference on Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing, Prague, May, 2011.
  • M. Rath, and S.Bilbao. More Modal Fun, Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Graz, Austria, September 2010.
  • J. Parker, H. Penttinen, J. Abel and S.Bilbao. A Physical Model of the Slinky. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects,
    Graz, Austria, September 2010.
  • S.Bilbao., Perceptual and Numerical Aspects of Spring Models. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, Sydney Australia, August 2010.
  • S. Logie, J. Chick, M. Campbell and S.Bilbao. Transients in Brass Instruments. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, Sydney Australia, August 2010.
  • S.Bilbao and M. Rath. Time Domain Emulation of the Clavinet. AES preprint, 128th Audio Engineering Society Convention, Llondon, May, 2010.
  • S. Bilbao. Numerical Experiments with Coupled Membranes and the Snare Mechanism, Proceedings of the 8e Congres Francais d’Acoustique, Lyon, April, 2010.
  • C. Touze, S.Bilbao and L. Longo-Mucciante. Vibrations Chaotiques de Plaques Minces, Proceedings of the 8e Congres Francais d’Acoustique, Lyon, 2010.
  • S. Bilbao. A Modular Percussion Synthesis Environment. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Como, Italy, September, 2009.
  • J. Parker and S. Bilbao. Spring Reverberation: A Physical Perspective. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Como, Italy, September, 2009.
  • M. Kahrs, D. Skulina, S. Bilbao, and D. Campbell. An Electroacoustically Controlled Vibrating Plate. New Instruments for Musical Expression, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2009.
  • S. Bilbao . Direct Simulation for Wind Instrument Synthesis. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, Espoo, Finland, September, 2008. Winner, best paper award.
  • S. Bilbao . Modal Representations and Computational Complexity in Physical Modeling Sound Synthesis. Proceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics , Madrid , Spain , September, 2007. Invited paper.
  • S. Bilbao . Modularized Physical Modelling Sound Synthesis. Proceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics , Madrid , Spain , September, 2007. Invited paper.
  • S. Bilbao and J. Fitch. Prepared Piano Sound Synthesis. Proceedings of the 9 th International Digital Audio Effects Conference, pp. 77-82, Montreal , Canada , September, 2006.
  • D. Fee, C. Cowan, S. Bilbao and I. Ozcelik. Predictive Deconvolution and Kurtosis Maximization for Speech Dereverberation. In Proceedings of the European Signal Processing Conference, Florence , Italy , 2006.
  • S. Bilbao , K. Arcas and A. Chaigne. A Physical Model of Plate Reverberation. In Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, volume 5, pp. 165-168, Toulouse, France, May 2006.
  • S. Bilbao , Methodes numeriques conservatives pour les plaques nonlineaires. In Proceedings of the 8e Congres Francais d’Acoustique, Tours , France , April, 2006. In French. Available on CD-ROM.
  • E. Motuk, R. Woods and S. Bilbao . FPGA-based Hardware for Physical Modelling Sound Synthesis by Finite Difference Schemes. In Proceedings of the IEEE Field Programmable Technology Conference, pp. 103-110, 2005.
  • S. Bilbao. Sound Synthesis for Nonlinear Plates, 2005. In Proceedings of the 8 th International Digital Audio Effects Conference, pp. 243-248, Madrid , Spain , September 20-22, 2005.
  • M. Van Walstijn, M. Alcorn and S. Bilbao . Spatialization Using Sounding Objects. In Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, pp. 291-294, Barcelona , Spain , September 5-9,2005.
  • S. Bilbao . A Finite Difference Scheme for Plate Synthesis. In Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, pp. 119-122, Barcelona , Spain , September 5-9, 2005.
  • E. Motuk, S. Bilbao and R. Woods. Hardware Implementations of Finite Difference Schemes for Plate Synthesis. In Proceedings of the European Signal Processing Conference, Antalya , Turkey , September 2005.
  • S. Bilbao . An Energy-conserving Difference Scheme for Coupled Transverse/longitudinal Nonlinear String Vibration. In Proceedings of the European Signal Processing Conference, Antalya , Turkey , September 2005.
  • J. Pakarinen, S. Bilbao , M. Karjalainen and V. Valimaki. Energy Behaviour in Time-varying Fractional Delay Filters for Physical Modelling Synthesis of Musical Instruments. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, pp. 1-4, Philadelphia, USA, May 2005.
  • E. Motuk, S. Bilbao , and R. Woods. Implementation of Finite Difference Schemes for the Wave Equation on FPGA. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, volume 3, pp. 237-240, Philadelphia, USA, May 2005.
  • S. Bilbao . Modal-type Finite Difference Schemes for Nonlinear Strings with an Energy Conservation Property. In Proceedings of the 7 th International Digital Audio Effects Conference, pp. 119-124, Naples , Italy , October 2004.
  • S. Bilbao . Scattering Networks for Beam Dynamics. In Meeting of the First International Workshop on Generalized Applications of TLM an Related Techniques, Czestochowa , Poland , June 2004.
  • S. Bilbao . Energy-conserving Finite Difference Schemes for Tension-modulated Strings. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, volume 4, pp. 285-288, Montreal, Canada, May 2004.
  • S. Bilbao , J. Bensa, and R. Kronland-Martinet. The Wave Digital Reed: A passive formulation. In Proceedings of the 6 th International Digital Audio Effects Conference, pp. 225-230, London , England , September 2003.
  • J. Bensa, S. Bilbao , R. Kronland-Martinet, and J.O. Smith III. A Power-normalized Non-linear Lossy Piano Hammer. In Proceedings of the Stockholm Musical Acoustics Conference, pp. 365-368, Stockholm , Sweden , August 2003.
  • J. Bensa, S. Bilbao , R. Kronland-Martinet, and J.O. Smith III. From the Physics of Piano Strings to Digital Waveguides. In Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference, pp. 45-48, Goteborg , Sweden , 2002.
  • S. Bilbao . Digital Waveguide Networks as Multidimensional Wave Digital Filters. In Proceedings of the 3 rd International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, pp. 49-54, Verona , Italy , 7-9 Dec. 2000.
  • S. Bilbao . Digital Waveguide Networks in Inhomogeneous Media. In Proceedings of the 3 rd International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, pp. 249-253, Verona , Italy , 7-9 Dec. 2000.
  • T. Verma, S. Bilbao , and T. Meng. The Digital Prolate Spheroidal Window. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, volume 3, pp. 1351-1345, Atlanta, Georgia, 7-10 May 1996.

Published Conference Abstracts

  • S. Bilbao. 3D Embedded Pysical Modeling Synthesis on GPU.  Acoustical Society of America Meeting, San Diego, California, December 2013.
  • S. Bilbao, A. Gray, B. Hamilton, K. Kavoussanakis, J. Perry, A. Torin and C. Webb. An Introduction to the NESS Project. Digital Music Research Network +7, London, December, 2012.
  • J.P. Chick, S. Logie, L. Norman, S. Bilbao and D.M. Campbell. The effect of mouthpiece design on slurred transients in brass instruments.
    Vienna Talk, Vienna Austria, September, 2010.http:viennatalk.mdw.ac.at
  • J.Kemp and S. Bilbao. Radiation and Reflection in a Rectangular Cross-section Waveguide: Finite Difference Simulation and Theoretical Frequency Domain Impedance. Vienna Talk, Vienna Austria, September, 2010. http:viennatalk.mdw.ac.at
  • S. Bilbao, K. Kavoussanakis, N.Mc Donnell, C.M. Maynard, S. Petrou and C. Webb. Synthesis: Simulating sound on GPUs. GPUs and Accelerators in HPC, STFC Daresbury Laboratory, September, 2010.
  • C. Camier, K. Arcas, and S. Bilbao. Nonlinear vibrations of impacted rectangular plates. Comparison between numerical simulation and experiments. Acoustics 08: Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, the European Acoustics Association, and the Société Française d’Acoustique, Paris, July, 2008. In Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123(5):3665.
  • C. Camier, C. Touze, O. Thomas and S. Bilbao. Numerical study of the transition to chaos in nonlinear forced vibrations of plates. Acoustics 08: Joint Meeting of the the Acoustical Society of America, the European Acoustics Association, and the Société Française d’Acoustique, Paris, July, 2008. In Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123(5):3171.
  • K. Arcas, S. Bilbao, and Antoine Chaigne. Sound synthesis of circular plates by finite differences. Acoustics 08: Joint Meeting of the the Acoustical Society of America, the European Acoustics Association, and the Société Française d’Acoustique, Paris, July, 2008. In Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123(5):3522.
  • S. Stevenson, D. Campbell, J. Chick, J. Gilbert, and S. Bilbao. Transient behaviour of human and artificial brass players’ lips. Acoustics 08: Joint Meeting of the the Acoustical Society of America, the European Acoustics Association, and the Société Française d’Acoustique, Paris, July, 2008. In Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123(5):3238.
  • S. Bilbao. Cymbal synthesis. Acoustics 08: Joint Meeting of the the Acoustical Society of America, the European Acoustics Association, and the Société Française d’Acoustique, Paris, July, 2008. Invited paper. In Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123(5):3521.
  • S. Bilbao. Percussion sound synthesis. Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Honolulu, Hawaii, December, 2006. Invited paper. In Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 120(5):3363. In Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 120(5):3363.
  • S. Bilbao. Conservation methods for musical sound synthesis. Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Providence, Rhode Island, June, 2006. Invited Paper. In Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119(5):3325. In Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 119(5):3325.
  • S. Bilbao. Nonlinear transverse string vibration: Model comparisons and numerical methods. Acoustical Society of America Meeting, San Diego, California, December 2004. In Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 116(5):2562. Invited Paper.
  • J. Bensa, S. Bilbao, R. Kronland-Martinet, J.O. Smith III, and Thierry Voinier. Stiff piano string modelling: Computational comparison between finite differences and digital waveguide. Acoustical Society of America Meeting, San Diego, California, December 2004. In Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 116(5):2561. Invited Paper.
  • J. Bensa, S. Bilbao, R. Kronland-Martinet, and J.O. Smith III. The wave digital piano hammer. Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Cancun, Mexico, December 2002. In Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 112(5):2239. CD-ROM.
  • J. Bensa, S. Bilbao, R. Kronland-Martinet, and J.O. Smith III. Piano string modeling: From partial differential equations to a digital wave-guide model. Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Cancun, Mexico, December 2002. In Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 112(5):2239. CD-ROM.
  • S. Bilbao. Reducing computational complexity in struck string physical models. Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Honolulu, Hawaii, 6-10 Dec. 1996. In Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 100(4):2812.

PhD Thesis

  • S. Bilbao. Wave and Scattering Methods for the Numerical Integration of Partial Differential Equations. PhD thesis, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 2001. Available at http://www-ccrma.stanford.edu/~bilbao/.

Technical Reports

  • C. Maynard, S. Petrou, K. Kavoussanakis and S.Bilbao. Real time Sound Synthesis on GPGPUs. Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre Technical Report, 2011. C. Maynard, S. Petrou, K. Kavoussanakis and S.Bilbao. Real time Sound Synthesis on GPGPUs. Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre Technical Report, 2011.
  • S. Bilbao. Analyse-synthese et suivi de formants en temps-reel. Technical report, 1994. IRCAM Technical Report R4 180.1 BIL. In French.

Invited Presentations and Workshops

  • 2003, Sept. Panelist, Media Lab Europe Showcase, Dublin, Ireland.
  • 2004, Apr. Visiting researcher and invited lecture, Helsinki University of Technology, Acoustics Laboratory, Espoo, Finland.
  • 2005, May Panelist, Audio Engineering Society Conference Workshop on Physical Modelling Sound Synthesis, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2005, Dec. Invited lectures (2), Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast.
  • 2006, Feb. Invited lecture, Music Technology, New York University, New York, USA.
  • 2006, May Invited lecture, DAAD Inventionen Symposium, Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2006, June Invited paper, Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
  • 2006, Oct. Research seminar, and performance, Department of Music, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2006, Nov. Research visit, lectures, and performance, CCRMA, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
  • 2006, Dec. Invited paper, Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • 2006, Dec. Invited lecture and performance, as above, Physical Modeling Workshop, Digital Music Research Network/Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast.
  • 2007, Jan. Invited lecture, Technical University of Berlin.
  • 2007, Jan. Invited performance of commissioned work and lecture, Digital Music Research Network/SpaceNet Program, University of York. (With Gordon Delap, NUI Maynooth.)
  • 2007, Mar.  Research visit and invited lecture, University of Manchester.
  • 2007, May Panelist, Audio Engineering Society Conference Workshop on Audio for Computer Games, Vienna, Austria.
  • 2007, May Research visit and invited lecture, Ecole Normale Superieure de Techniques Avancees, Palaiseau, France.
  • 2007, May Invited lecture, Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM), Paris, France.
  • 2007, Sept. Invited papers (2), International Congress on Acoustics, Madrid, Spain.
  • 2007, Nov. Invited lecture, Sounds Electric Festival of Electronic Music, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dundalk, Ireland.
  • 2008, May Invited workshop on Physical Modeling Synthesis, Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2008, July Invited papers (3), Acoustics 08: Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, the Societe Francaise d’Acoustique and the European Acoustical Association, Paris, France.
  • 2008, Sept. Best paper award, International Digital Audio Effects Conference, Espoo, Finland.
  • 2008, Nov. Invited tutorial session, SC08: International Conference for High-performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis, Austin, Texas, USA.
  • 2008, Nov. Invited lecture, NUI Maynooth, Maynooth, Ireland.
  • 2008, Dec. Invited lecture/Engineer in Residence, NOVARS Research Centre, University of Manchester.
  • 2009, May Invited talk, MusIC seminar series, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2009, Aug. Invited tutorial session, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society’s Games Innovation Conference, London, UK.
  • 2009, Oct, Invited lecture, Department of Medialogy, University of Aalborg-Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2009, Dec. Invited lectures and workshop, Music Technology Group, Univerity Pompeu-Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2010, Feb. Research visit, lectures, and performance, CCRMA, Stanford University, Stanford, USA.
  • 2010, Feb. Invited lecture, Department of Music, University of California San Diego, San Diego, USA.
  • 2010, May Invited lecture, 9th Workshop on Quality Improvement Methods, Dortmund, Germany.
  • 2010, June Invited lecture, Department of Acoustics and Signal Processing, Aalto University of Technology, Espoo, Finland.
  • 2010, Dec. Research seminar, Department of Music, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2011, June Invited paper, Forum Acusticum, Aalborg, Denmark.
  • 2012, Jan. Invited lecture, European Commission Career Fair, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA.
  • 2012, Feb. Invited lecture, University of York.
  • 2012, May Invited lecture, Laboratoire d’Acoustique Musicale, Universite de Paris VI, Paris, France.
  • 2012, Jun. Invited lecture, HPC Workshop, City University of New York, New York, USA.
  • 2012, Sept. Invited workshop, 15th International Digital Audio Effects Conference, York, UK.
  • 2012, Sept. Best paper award, 15th International Digital Audio Effects Conference, York, UK.
  • 2012, Dec. Keynote lecture, JJCAAS 2012, Laboratoire de Mecanique et Acoustique, CNRS Marseille, France.
  • 2012, Dec. Invited lecture, Institute for Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton.
  • 2013, Apr. Invited lecture, Department of Media Technology, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2013, Apr. Invited lecture, Department of Acoustics and Signal Processing, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2013, June Invited talk, International Congress on Acoustics, Montreal, Canada.
  • 2013, Nov. Invited lecture, Mathematics Department, Heriot Watt University.
  • 2013, Dec. Invited talk, Acoustical Society of America Meeting, San Francisco, California.
  • 2013, Dec. Invited lecture, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University.
  • 2014, Mar. Invited lecture, Music, National University of Ireland Maynooth (upcoming).
  • 2014, May Invited lecture, Life in 3D Symposium, Edinburgh.
  • 2014, Jul. Keynote lecture, International Symposium on Musical Acoustics