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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).
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
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
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
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
M.Eng. Engineering Science, University of Oxford 2011; PhD, QMUL Augmented Instruments Laboratory, 2018
M.A.(hons) Applied Mathematics and Music, University of Glasgow; MMus Studio Composition, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Bachelors in sound recording (Conservatory of Padua), MSc in Digital Music Processing (QMUL)
BSc Music, Multimedia & Electronics, University of Leeds
BSc Music Technology, University of York; MSc by Research Electronic Engineering, University of York Audio Lab
BMus Electronic Music, Conservatorio N. Paganini - Genoa; MMus by Research "Instruments & Interfaces", Institute of Sonology - STEIM (Royal Conservatoire in The Hague)
MMus in Creative Practice - Goldsmiths University of London
BSc Science & Technology of Musical Communication, University of Milan - Milan; MMus Electronic Music & Sound Technology, G.Verdi Conservatory of Music - Milan