Simon Holland is founder and Director of the Music Computing Lab at the Open University. He was lead editor of the 2013 book “Music and Human Computer Interaction”. He has devised numerous innovations in Human Computer Interaction and Music Interaction, including the Haptic Bracelets, the Haptic Drum Kit, AudioGPS, Harmony Space and Direct Combination. He has pioneered new approaches to stroke rehabilitation by refining his earlier work in haptic devices for learning multi-limb musical rhythms.
Andrew McPherson is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London. A composer and electrical engineer by training, his research focuses on augmented instruments which build on the expertise of trained musicians, the study of performer-instrument interaction, and high-performance embedded audio processing systems.
Wendy MacKay is a Research Director at INRIA Saclay – Île-de-France where she founded and directs the In|Situ| research group in Human-Computer Interaction. Formerly Vice President of Research for the Computer Science Department at the University of Paris-Sud, after a two-year sabbatical at Stanford she chaired CHI 2013 in Paris. Her research interests include multi-disciplinary, participatory design methods, tangible computing, interactive paper, and situated interaction.
Marcelo M. Wanderley
Marcelo M. Wanderley is William Dawson Scholar and Professor of Music Technology at McGill University, Canada. His work made early contributions to several Music Interaction topics such as the evaluation of musical interfaces, mapping and the quantification of movement in performance. He co-edited the electronic book “Trends in Gestural Control of Music”, 2000, co- authored the textbook “New Digital Musical Instruments: Control and Interaction Beyond the Keyboard”, 2006 and chaired NIME 2003.
Michael Gurevich is Assistant Professor of Performing Arts Technology at the University of Michigan. His research explores new aesthetic and interactional possibilities that can emerge in performance with real- time computer systems. He addresses the same issues
in his creative practice, through experimental compositions involving interactive media, sound installations, and the design of new musical interfaces.
Tom Mudd is a doctoral researcher at The Open University and an associate lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research interests focus on relationships between software, composition and improvisation, and in particular the role of nonlinear dynamics in interactions with musical tools.
Sile O’Modhrain is Associate Professor of Performing Arts Technology at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on human-computer interaction, especially interfaces incorporating haptic and auditory feedback. Her work emphasizes an embodied approach to interaction design in which central consideration is given to the relationship between perception and action as part of the design process.
Katie Wilkie devised pioneering methodologies in her doctoral research at the Open University for the identification of conceptual metaphors and image schemas in Music Interaction design. She demonstrated how such analyses could be used to critique and improve existing designs, and in the design of novel musical interfaces. She now pursues new applications of Embodied Cognition in Music Interaction.
Joseph Malloch is the creator of numerous digital musical instruments and interfaces, several of which which have been performed around the world at new music festivals and international conferences. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Inria and LRI, Université Paris-Sud/CNRS, Université Paris Saclay, focusing on tools and methods for enriching human-
computer interaction and supporting collaborative design of interactive systems.
is a postdoctoral researcher at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research focuses on user-centered methods to observe, design and evaluate new interactive systems able to support the most creative aspects of music composition such as free expression, interactive
exploration and refinement of musical ideas.
Andrew Johnston is senior lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney and co-director of the Creativity & Cognition Studios, an interdisciplinary research group working at the intersection of creativity and technology. His research focuses on the design of systems that support experimental, exploratory approaches to live performance, and the experiences and creative practices of the artists who use them.