The Next Generation and Sound Synthesis (NESS) project team, part of the Acoustics and Audio Group, have won the best paper award at the 17th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects, in Erlangen, Germany. Stefan Bilbao and Alberto Torin’s paper was entitled ‘Numerical Simulation of String/Barrier Collisions: The Fretboard’.
The paper is concerned with fine-grained modeling of guitar strings, including the effects of collision of the strings with the fretboard, and fingers, leading to a realistic synthesis algorithm.
NESS is an exploratory five-year project funded through the Computer Science panel of the European Research Council. They are a group of eight engineers and numerical methods specialists, based in the Acoustics and Audio Group and the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre at the University of Edinburgh.
Please head over to the Research pages where you can find a mini site dedicated to the research output of the Group.
As mentioned previously, we have now made the posting live for the fully funded PhD place in the Acoustics and Audio Group at Edinburgh. This is part of the European Batwoman consortium.
Click here for the job listing on the University of Edinburgh’s website, from where you can then apply.
Please note that due to the nature of the Batwoman project, this position is only open to EU (non-UK) students.
We have just had word that a major pan-European funding grant, involving the Acoustics and Audio Group, has been approved. The grant is for an Initial Training Network, and includes many major European research centres with specialisations in acoustics teaching and research. The title of the project is Basic Acoustics Training – & Workprogram On Methodologies for Acoustics – Network (BATWOMAN). Quite a name..
Here in Edinburgh we will have a PhD position relating to this grant, to be undertaken in the area of experimental brass instrument research, available in the near future. Please watch this space for the forthcoming job advert (subscribe to the news feed here).
Other institutions involved include: The University of Edinburgh (UK), ENSTA ParisTech (France), The University of Eindhoven (Netherlands), The University of Vienna (Austria), The University of Detmold (Germany) and The University of Leuven (Belgium). Postgrad and postdoc places associated with the project will have the opportunity to travel to partner institutions for study and experience.
The 21st International Congress on Acoustics has recently wrapped up in Montreal, Canada. A highlight of the week was certainly the plenary lecture delivered by Prof Murray Campbell, of the Acoustics and Audio Group, to a packed out Palais de Congress main hall.
There were numerous other conference presentations by members of the Group, details of which will soon appear over on the Publications pages.
Alberto, Brian and Craig, all PhD students associated with the Group’s NESS project, presented their latest work at the IoA meeting at Edinburgh Napier University (March 2013).
Congratulations to Lisa Norman for winning the best student paper prize at the American Musical Instument Society meeting in Washington DC, USA at the end of May 2010.