• Binaural Reproduction
• Multichannel rendering
• Wave field synthesis
• 3D sound field navigation
• Object-based audio
• HRTF modeling and derivation from optical and/or acoustic measurements
• Virtual environment modeling
• Spatial audio quality, compression, streaming and latency
• Spatial perception and psychoacoustics
• Listening tests and evaluation
• Audio enhancement
• Smart audio for VR/AR/MR
• Hardware and calibration for VR/AR/MR audio
• Transparent hearing applications and hardware
• Audio capture and synthesis
• 3D mixing, mastering, effects, tools, software
• Sound design for VR/AR
• Music composition for VR/AR
• AR/VR audio in streaming and broadcast applications
• Telepresence and live AR/VR audio production
• Applications in VR/AR (case studies)
• Developing Audio Standards for VR/AR Applications
• Audio for Location based installations (entertainment etc.)
• Audio in Enterprise applications
Dr. Veronique Larcher is the Director of AMBEO Immersive Audio, Sennheiser’s brand for immersive audio products and experiences. She is also a founding advisor at Earkick, a startup focused on monitoring anxiety using audio biomarkers, among others.
Veronique has over 20 years of experience in the areas of audio and venture building – before launching AMBEO in 2016, she held multiple roles spearheading innovation at Sennheiser, most notably founding and managing their Strategic Innovation office in San Francisco. Veronique holds a Ph.D. in 3D Audio for Virtual Reality from Ircam (France) and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finances from the Paris Institute of Political Studies.
Karlheinz Brandenburg received master of science degrees in electrical engineering and mathematics and a doctorate in electrical engineering from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany. He is currently Senior Professor (emeritus) at Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany, and CEO of Brandenburg Labs GmbH, a startup company specializing in immersive audio technologies.
After his time at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, U.S.A. as Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff, and again at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, he joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Erlangen, Germany, as head of the Audio and Multimedia Department. He was founding director of the Fraunhofer-Institut für Digitale Medientechnologie (Fraunhofer IDMT), Ilmenau where he retired in July, 2019. For his pioneering work in digital audio coding (as a main contributor to the mp3 and AAC audio coding standards), perceptual measurement techniques, wave field synthesis, psychoacoustics, and analysis of audio and video signals he has received many awards, including the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, the IEEE Masaru Ibuka Consumer Electronics Award, the German Future Award (shared with his colleagues), and the Audio Engineering Society Silver Medal Award.
Anastasia Devana is an internationally recognized leader in spatial audio design and technology. She works in new immersive mediums like VR, AR, and spatial computing, where she gets to combine her passions for technology, audio, and innovation. In her role as the Audio Director at Magic Leap, Anastasia has built and led a world-class team, shipped several award-winning projects, played a key role in advancing the Magic Leap spatial audio technology, and presented at several international conferences on the topic of spatial audio. Recently Anastasia founded Hear XR – a spatial audio consulting agency, where she offers her services as an audio director, developer, consultant, speaker, and educator. One of the recent projects includes audio director for Dream – a live virtual theater production by the Royal Shakespeare Company. Anastasia’s goal is to continue pushing the medium forward while sharing what she learned along the way.
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