Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics

Summer Workshops 2015 Announced!

2015 Summer Workshop lineup announced! Check https://ccrma.stanford.edu/workshops for details. Register http://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x1979858dec1.

Upcoming Events

Learning and Plasticity for Auditory Perception

Date: 
Wed, 06/03/2015 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Seminar Room
Event Type: 
Hearing Seminar
How do we adapt to the world around us? Adaptation is common for all of us, but especially important for patients that get cochlear implants. Many grew up hearing normally, but due to trauma have to make do with a wires that electrically stimulate the hair cells of the cochlea. This a very primitive approach that yields impressive result. But the resulting perceptions are nothing like what the patient is used to hearing.

How is it that the brain learns how to process new stimuli? And what can we do to make it easier for an individual? Dr. Matt Fitzgerald is a new member of the Stanford community. I’m happy to learn more about his work and to welcome him to the Stanford Hearing Community.
FREE
Open to the Public

Henry Kaiser + William Winant + Tania Chen

Date: 
Thu, 06/04/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA STAGE
Event Type: 
Concert

FREE
Open to the Public

Computational modeling of early language acquisition – Bridging the gap between acoustic input and high-level linguistic representations

Date: 
Fri, 06/19/2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Location: 
CCRMA Seminar Room
Event Type: 
Hearing Seminar
It is amazing that all of us as infants learn how to parse the auditory environment around us. Okko Räsänen is here at Stanford as a PostDoc, and coming to CCRMA to talk about his work on understanding how infants learn to segment words out of the acoustic stream. This is a special post-quarter seminar, and I think the topic is important to anybody that thinks about high-level understanding of sound.

Who: Okko Räsänen (Stanford and Aalto University)
What: Computational modeling of early language acquisition
          Bridging the gap between acoustic input and high-level linguistic representations
When: 11AM on Friday June 19, 2015
Where: CCRMA Seminar Room
FREE
Open to the Public
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Recent Events

Modulations Festival 2015 Featuring Teebs

Date: 
Sat, 05/02/2015 - 7:00pm - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 12:00am
Location: 
CCRMA Courtyard
Event Type: 
Concert
The Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford Concert Network, and Stanford Arts Institute present Modulations 2015, CCRMA's annual outdoor electronic music festival featuring Teebs and a stacked lineup of student electronic acts. After the the sun goes down, we'll have some live visual artists perform stunning stage visuals behind our performers. So bring your friends, hang out on the lawn, and indulge yourself in this incredible audio-visual experience.

LINEUP:
Teebs
ClearEyes
Arswain
David Grunzweig
Alta Mar
Kurt Werner
Yan Michalevsky
M$G
Ethan Geller and Friends
FREE
Open to the Public

Naomi Harte - ViSQOL, An objective measure for speech quality

Date: 
Fri, 05/01/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Seminar Room (Top Floor of the Knoll)
Event Type: 
Hearing Seminar
How do humans judge perceptual quality of a signal? It’s easy to measure mean-squared error, but that is not how the brain measures quality—that would be too easy. Instead, we want to look inside the brain to see how sound is encoded. This problem is important as we build more devices that process sound and we need to assess whether they are doing a good job. Naomi’s work addresses the problem when we have access to the original and the modified sound. It’s an improvement over the PESQ and POLQA work, if you are familiar with the area.

FREE
Open to the Public

Acoustic Source Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks: Model and Numerical Algorithm

Date: 
Thu, 04/30/2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom [Knoll 217]
Event Type: 
DSP Seminar

Acoustic Source Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks: Model and Numerical Algorithm

Abstract: Jianhua Yuan will present a series of techniques, based upon the energy based acoustic features, to locate a sound source given measurements of the sound field. For wireless ad hoc sensor network applications, energy based acoustic features is an appropriate choice since the acoustic power emitted by targets, such as moving vehicles usually varies slowly with respect to time. In this approach, mathematical models and new numerical methods may be used to yield higher accuracy in terms of source location estimates compared to the earlier method.
 

FREE
Open to the Public

Application of Acoustics for Underwater ROVs

Date: 
Wed, 04/29/2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
CCRMA Classroom
Event Type: 
Colloquium

Signaling and navigating in the underwater world presents challenges for traditional approaches such as radio waves and light. Both are readily absorbed in water. Light also tends to scatter and reflect over short distances. Sound waves are much more adaptable to use in this world. While they also present challenges – especially absorption and reflection – they can be used effectively over much greater distances in the order of kilometers.

 

FREE
Open to the Public
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Recent News

Return to Mars: Feature in Stanford Magazine

More than thirty years after its debut—as the soundtrack to footage of the red planet from the Viking missions—a historic piece of computer music has been restored by its Stanford creators.

Press Buzz for Jonathan Berger

What a great collection of articles about Jonathan Berger and his opera première and the Music and the Brain Symposium! Enjoy.

I Care if You Listen April 11, 2013
I Care if You Listen April 25, 2013
I Care if You Listen April 27, 2013
KDFC State of the Arts (SOTA) April 8, 2013

Bleeding-Edge Musical Innovation, Live from CCRMA; Full Report, Monolake + Tarik Barri Live

Create Digital Music featured recent events and people at CCRMA centered on the Modulations event series.  Thanks to CCRMA community member and CDM writer Gina Collecchia for the great writeup.

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2013/05/bleeding-edge-musical-innovation-l...

Music Gaming and Neuroplasticity at CCRMA

Students in Music 257, taught by Stanford consultin professor and Dolby Labs Senior Staff Scientist Poppy Crum, studied musical games with an eye toward increasing neuroplasticity. Take a look at this video.
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