About us

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About the lab

The Augmented Instruments Laboratory is part of the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) at Queen Mary University of London. Founded in 2011, the lab is led by Andrew McPherson and includes members and collaborators from across C4DM, including PhD students on the QMUL Media and Arts Technology programme.

The lab has received funding from EPSRC, AHRC, the Royal Society, the Royal Academy of Engineering, and Queen Mary Innovation. In addition to its research and performance activities, it has launched two successful Kickstarter campaigns leading to spinout companies: TouchKeys (Kickstarter; website) and Bela (Kickstarter; website).

Members

Dr Andrew McPherson

Reader (Associate Professor) in Digital Media; EPSRC Early Career Fellow 2016-2020

Dr Andrew McPherson

S.B. Music, S.B. Electrical Engineering, MIT; M.Eng. Electrical Engineering, MIT; Ph.D. Music Composition, U. Penn. 2009; Postdoc Drexel University MET-lab 2009-2011

Dr Fabio Morreale

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Dr Fabio Morreale

B.S. Computer Science, M.S. Computer Science, M.S. Biomedical Data Processing, University of Verona; Ph.D. Human-Computer Interaction, University of Trento 2015; Postdoc University of Trento 2015-2016

Dr Kurijn Buys

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Dr Kurijn Buys

M.A. Audio Design, Utrecht School of Music and Technology, 2008; M.S. Science and Technology, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 2010; PhD in Musical Acoustics, The Open University, 2017.

Dr Laurel Pardue

Postdoctoral Research Assisant

Dr Laurel Pardue

S.B. Music, S.B. Electrical Engineering, MIT; M.Eng. Electrical Engineering, MIT; M.Sc. Media Arts & Sciences, MIT 2011; PhD, QMUL Augmented Instruments Laboratory, 2017

Dr Liam Donovan

RAEng Enterprise Fellow

Dr Liam Donovan

M.Eng. Engineering Science, University of Oxford 2011; PhD, QMUL Augmented Instruments Laboratory, 2018

Robert Jack

PhD student (2014-present, co-supervised with Dr Tony Stockman)

Robert Jack

M.A.(hons) Applied Mathematics and Music, University of Glasgow; MMus Studio Composition, Goldsmiths, University of London.

Giulio Moro

PhD student (2015-present, co-supervised with Mark Sandler), Research Assistant (2017)

Giulio Moro

Bachelors in sound recording (Conservatory of Padua), MSc in Digital Music Processing (QMUL)

Jack Armitage

PhD student (2016-present)

Jack Armitage

BSc Music, Multimedia & Electronics, University of Leeds

Jacob Harrison

PhD student (2016-present)

Jacob Harrison

BSc Music Technology, University of York; MSc by Research Electronic Engineering, University of York Audio Lab

Giacomo Lepri

PhD student (2017-present)

Giacomo Lepri

BMus Electronic Music, Conservatorio N. Paganini - Genoa; MMus by Research "Instruments & Interfaces", Institute of Sonology - STEIM (Royal Conservatoire in The Hague)