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Nicolas d'Alessandro

  • PhD
  • Research Associate
  • Institute for New Media Art Technology, University of Mons
  • 25Followers
  • 29Following

About

Nicolas d’Alessandro obtained his PhD in Applied Sciences from the University of Mons in 2009. From a lifelong interest in musical instruments and his acquired taste in speech and singing processing, he will incrementally shape a research topic that aims at using gestural control of sound in order to gain insights in speech and singing production. Therefore his interventions on stage always gather an interdisciplinary research side, taking its roots in human cognition and voice production. Starting in 2003, with the development of the MaxMBROLA object, nowadays widely used in digital arts. In 2004, he moves to Montreal for an internship with Prof. Caroline Traube that brings a Master thesis exploring similarities between voice and guitar timbres. He is back with Prof. Thierry Dutoit for a PhD at the University of Mons, where he will have the chance to collaborate with many other great speech and singing specialists such as Profs. Baris Bozkurt, Christophe d’Alessandro, Boris Doval and Yannis Stylianou. Late 2009, he moves to Canada again, to take a postdoc position with Prof. Sidney Fels at the MAGIC Lab, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, where he will work on the DiVA project. There he will also organize the first p3s workshop. Since December 2011, he is back in the University of Mons and leads MAGE, HandSketch and ChoirMob projects.

Professional experience

Research Associate

Institute for New Media Art Technology, University of Mons

December 2011 - Present

Postdoc Research Fellow

Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre, University of British Columbia

November 2009 - November 2011(2 years)

Research Fellow, Project Leader, Founding Member

Institute for New Media Art Technology, University of Mons

January 2008 - November 2009(2 years)

PhD Student

Faculty of Engineering, University of Mons

August 2004 - November 2009(5 years)

Education

PhD in Applied Sciences

University of Mons

August 2004 - November 2009(5 years)

Master Thesis in Electroacoustics

University of Montreal

January 2004 - June 2004(5 months)

Master in Electrical Engineering

University of Mons

September 1999 - June 2004(5 years)

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