I am a Senior Lecturer in Audio Experience Design, the Director of Undergraduate Studies and I lead the Human Performance and Experience (HPX) research theme with the Dyson School of Design Engineering. In the past years I have worked in Italy (Università degli Studi di Milano), France (LIMSI-CNRS and IRCAM) and UK (De Montfort University and Imperial College London) on projects related with 3D binaural sound rendering, interactive applications for visually and hearing impaired individuals, audiology and hearing aids technology, audio and haptic interaction and, more in general, acoustical virtual and augmented reality. The research I’ve been involved in the past years focussed mainly on the implementation of a binaural spatialisation tool, which also integrates a hearing loss simulation and virtual hearing aids, and on Head Related Transfer Functions selection, evaluation and adaptation.
I am currently the module leader for DE2-BD Big Data and DE3-AXP Audio Experience Design, and I am a tutor for the GID and IDE MA/MSc programs at Imperial College London, in collaboration with the Royal College of Arts.
Look at the video of the AXP Audio Installations 2019, displaying the work of the three groups at the end of the Audio Experience Design 2019 module.
I am the scientific coordinator of the EU-H2020 3D Tune-In research project.
Stitt P, Picinali L, Katz BFG, 2019, Auditory accommodation to poorly matched non-individual spectral localization cues through active learning, Scientific Reports, Vol:9, ISSN:2045-2322
et al., 2019, 3D Tune-In Toolkit: An open-source library for real-time binaural spatialisation., Plos One, Vol:14
et al., 2018, Robust, real-time and autonomous monitoring of ecosystems with an open, low-cost, networked device, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Vol:9, ISSN:2041-210X, Pages:2383-2387
et al., 2018, The 3D Tune-In Toolkit - 3D audio spatialiser, hearing loss and hearing aid simulations
et al., 2018, PLUGGY: A pluggable social platform for cultural heritage awareness and participation, Pages:21-30, ISSN:1613-0073