I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate at New York University’s Music and Audio Research Lab (MARL) working on various topics in the immersive audio and media field. My research is multidisciplinary as my interests touch acoustics, auditory cognition, distributed music, and signal processing. Doing so, I dabble in (mostly audio) applications for Virtual and Mixed Reality, collaborative HCI and Machine Learning.
I am also an Adjunct Professor currently teaching “Fundamentals of Digital Signal Theory” and “3D-Audio” graduate classes at the NYU Steinhardt’s Music Technology Program. Since 2015, I co-lead the Immersive Audio Group at NYU, which pulls together students with extra-curricular interests in spatial audio and sound field recording and production projects. These days, I am conducting research for the HoloDeck project, a distributed mixed reality multi-user environment, under Dr. Agnieszka Roginska.
I previously conducted research assistant work for Qualcomm Technologies, Microsoft Research, THX and Fraunhofer IIS. After growing up in Italy and Belgium, I went to university in UK to complete an MEng degree in Electronic Engineering with Music Technology Systems at the University of York. In 2014, I graduated with a first class master degree, presenting a thesis on the psychoacoustics effects of immersive environments.
MARL brings together scholars from music theory, technology and composition, computer and information science, interactive media and media studies, to explore the intersection between music, computation and science.
The Immersive Audio Group at NYU Steinhardt is a voluntary student organization specializing in spatial audio research projects. The focus of the group lies in the capture, analysis, synthesis, and reproduction of immersive auditory environments.
The NYU Holodeck is a National Science Foundation MRI Track 2 Development project (NSF award # 1626098) that will create an immersive, collaborative, virtual/ physical research environment providing unparalleled tools for research collaborations, intellectual exploration, and creative output.