Department of Computer Science, University of Regina
David Gerhard is an Associate Professor in the Department of ComputerScience and an associate member in the Faculty of Fine Arts at theUniversity of Regina. He is founder and director of the Rough Musicand Audio Digital Interaction Lab (aRMADILo). Gerhard's research focuses oncomputational interaction with information-rich human data such asmusic, speech, and movement, from analytical, synthesis, and Human Interaction perspectives. This research combines signal processing, pattern classification, information retrieval and sensor-based physical computing techniques with multimedia, speech recognition, computer music and human-computer interaction. Recentlyhe has collaborated on artistic works and developed analysis modes fora diverse set of hardware including the Microsoft Kinect, the NintendoWii Remote, and the Leap Motion, as well as the many interaction modes of the Arduino. His work is often interdisciplinary, incorporating aspects of bothtechnology and artistic expression, with a special focus on how artists and musicians learn new technologies to augment their practice, especially DIY electronics and programming.
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