Born in Belo Horizonte, state of Minas Gerais
Electronic Engineer by the Minas Gerais Federal University (UFMG, 1990).
MSc. in Electronic Engineering by the Escola Politécnica of the University of Sao Paulo (USP,1997).
PhD. in Electronic Systems/EE at the University of Sao Paulo/Polytechnic School (2005).
Musician (flutist). Studied basic music theory with conductor Rogério Moreira Campos, at the Viçosa Federal University (UFV), and Transversal Flute with Karen Louis Currie de Carvalho (Viçosa, MG, Brazil).
Associate Researcher at LSI, Laboratório de Sistemas Integráveis EP-USP, and manager of the Media Engineering Center since 1997, working with R&D projects on multimedia technologies, 3D audio, MPEG systems/technologies, and Digital TV. The Media Engineering Center has been researching and developing electronic multimedia platforms (set-top boxes) for communication networks access for terrestrial digital TV (DTV) and CATV since 1998, as well as interactive multimedia services prototypes (hardware/software), having introduced novel wide-band multimedia service prototypes in the country over high speed networks (aplications prototypes for Internet2 such as audio and video on demand). Currently working on the development of digital set-top boxes projects for the SBTVD (Brazilian iniative for a Digital TV System) and technologies for spatial audio (2D/3D surround).
Audio engineering, music technology, spatial audio (2D/3D), MPEG coding systems and technologies, advanced architectures for multimedia systems, interactive media, musical production and multimedia signal processing.
Participation in Events
Actively attendance/participation in several national and international meetings, such as AES, SIGGRAPH, SIBGRAPI, SBC (SBCM), SET, ICAD, SPIE e iGRID. In 1998 lectured in the scientific meeting Advanced Study Institute on Signal Processing for Multimedia supported by NATO in Italy. In 2001 was invited lecturer in the Artspages International Conference, Oslo, Norway. In 2002 lectured on technologies for digital TV in the Brazilian Television Engineering Society anual meeting - SET (Forum SETBusiness. “ISDB-T Tutorial”). In 2003 lectured on audio quality in perceptual codecs at the VII National AES Brasil Convention (“Qualidade em CODECs Perceptuais”) and presented a tutorial on multimedia coding with open standards at SET 2003 (“Codificação Multimídia – Tecnologias e Projetos”. Rio de Janeiro/2003). In 2005 presented works at SET 2005 convention and SMCT meeting (Seminars of Music, Science and Technology) on the development of MPEG-4 AAC CODECS and system architectures for spatial sound production. Member of the technical commeetee of the AES Brasil conference in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Member of NUCOM council (interest group in computer music of the Brazilian Computer Society).
Regarding musical production and computer music, interests focus on the representation and modeling of expressivity and performance naturalism. His MSc. work addressed the use of wavelets in the analysis of musical gestures in timbres of traditional acoustic instruments. Expressive musical passages (phrases) from flute and violine were analyzed with this technique in order to study its ability to extract patterns representing expressivity and naturalism, qualities embedded in human performances. MSc work Abstract.
His PhD work addresses the study of technologies for spatial audio (3D), trends and applications, with special focus on implementation of solutions for 3D audio in immersive virtual reality and the proposition of integrable and open architectures for the production, transmission and consume of spatial audio / sound. PhD work Abstract. The R&D project AUDIENCE (LSI/2004/2005) addresses the building of systems for 2D/3D audio for the
Caverna Digital (Digital CAVE) in the Polytechnic School of the Univ. of Sao Paulo, and the development of experimental systems for surround/immersive audio, using techniques such as Ambisonics and Wave Field Synthesis (novel prototypes for inovative technologies for coding/reproduction of 3D audio).
Founding member of NUCOM (Computer Music chapter of the Brazilian Computer Society - SBC) and member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES).