Xavier Serra

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  • SIGGRAPH 1999

    Xavier Serra received a BS in Biology from the University of Barcelona, Spain, a Professional Degree in Musical Studies from the Conservatory of Barcelona, an MA in Music from the Florida State University, and a PhD in Computer Music from Stanford University. His research centers on the spectral modeling of sound, based on deterministic plus stochastic residual decomposition. He has presented on audio analysis and synthesis in SIGGRAPH 1996, and is a founding member of the European COST G-6 initiative on Digital Audio Effects. He served as Chief Engineer at the Yamaha R&D center, and is a frequent lecturer around the world on audio and DSP. His recent work has centered on modeling, representing, and transforming sound, and the integration of synthesized/transformed audio and digitally generated/transformed graphics in multimedia art.  

    SIGGRAPH 1996

    Xavier Serra is currently in the faculty of the Pompeu Fabra University and Executive Director of the Phonos Foundation of Barcelona. He is the head of the Music and Technology Department of the Audiovisual Institute. His research activity is centered on digital sound synthesis and processing and in audio for interactive applications, areas in which he has published technical articles and has been invited to many specialized conferences. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Music from Stanford University in 1989 at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). He was Chief Engineer at Yamaha Music Technologies from 1989 to 1991 and has been a professional musician for many years.