About

Interests

My research interests are design of digital musical instruments, singing voice, gestural control of audio synthesis, computational ethnomusicology and more recently bioacoustic.

I had been working for the OrJo and Chanter projects at LIMSI on the Cantor Digitalis, a gesture-control vowel synthesizer that won the first prize of the Guthman Musical Instrument Design Competition in 2015 (see the vocal quartet playing The Lion Sleeps tonight or an Indian Khayal-style raga). The software, which is also an educational tool for acoustic phonetics, is under open-source license (written in Max, see http://cantordigitalis.limsi.fr/).

During the DIADEMS project, I worked with ethnomusicologists at LAM, Institut Jean le Rond d’Alembert, to help in the development of automatic tools for retrieving and acoustically defining intermediate vocal categories from audio archives.

For further details on this research, see the abstracts of the publication section.

I am currently working with Gabriella Gibson at the Natural Ressources Institute (UK) and with Olivier Roux at Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (France / Burkina FAso) for the “ANOFEEL: How ANOpheles Females sEEk maLes?” project which intends to study visual, chemical and acoustic cues involved in mosquito communication. Mosquitoes hearing is one of the most sensitive in insects due to their particular antenna and sound processing organ. Characterizing swarming sounds from different species and describing the complex female-male sound interactions before mating are ones of my new goals.

I am also involved in teaching and science popularization.
As an active musician, I participate to several bands as a Cantor Digitalis player, drummer and tabla player.

Positions

  • 2017- Researcher
    Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) / Natural Ressources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich, UK
    ANR ANOFEEL project
  • 2015-2016 Researcher
    Audio & Acoustics Group, LIMSI, CNRS
    ANR ChaNTeR project

  • 2014-2015 Researcher
    LAM, Institut Jean Le Rond d’Alembert, UPMC
    ANR DIADEMS Project

  • 2013-2014 Researcher (50%) and teacher (50%)
    LIMSI-CNRS ; Engineering department, UPMC

  • 2009-2013 Ph. D. student (80%) and teacher (20%)
    LIMSI-CNRS ; Univ. Paris-Est Créteil
    FEDER OrJo (JOystick ORchestra) Project

Awards

  • First Prize of the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition (2015)
    Cantor Digitalis (with C. d’Alessandro, B. Doval and O. Perrotin)
    Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, Atlanta

  • Finalists of the international competition on musical software (Lomus) (2014)
    Cantor Digitalis (with C. d’Alessandro, B. Doval and O. Perrotin)
    Organised by AFIM (French association of computer music)

  • Young researcher award “Science and Music” (2012)
    Organised by IRISA lab. and AFIM (French association of computer music)