Faculty

Prof. Luca Turchet (Lab Head)



Luca Turchet is an Associate Professor at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science of University of Trento, where he leads the Creative, Intelligent and Multisensory Interactions Laboratory and is coordinator of the Research and Teaching Laboratory “Multisensory Interactions”. He received master degrees (summa cum laude) in Computer Science from University of Verona, in classical guitar and composition from Music Conservatory of Verona, and in electronic music from the Royal College of Music of Stockholm. He received the Ph.D. in Media Technology from Aalborg University Copenhagen. His scientific, artistic, and entrepreneurial research has been supported by numerous grants from different funding agencies including the European Commission, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, the European Space Agency, the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Danish Research Council. He is co-founder of the company Elk, which operates in the sector of Music Technology (www.elk.audio). He serves as an associate editor for IEEE Access and the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, and he is co-editor of the book “Ubiquitous Music Ecologies”. He has served as a guest editor of special issues of the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing Journal, Frontiers in Virtual Reality, and Digital Creativity. He is the founder and General Chair of the International Workshop on the Internet of Sounds, and is Steering Committee Member of the Audio Mostly International Conference. His main research interests are in music technology, Internet of Things, human-computer interaction, and perception. More information at: www.lucaturchet.it


Postdoctoral researchers

Alberto Boem

Alberto Boem is a researcher and artist interested in multisensory interactions in the context of immersive media. He holds a Ph.D. in Human-Computer Interaction from the University of Tsukuba (JP), where he conducted research on deformable and shape-changing interfaces. He has worked with several companies and institution (between Europe and Japan) in the creation of interfaces for performing arts, public interactive installations, VR and AR applications for entertainment and industrial training. His artistic work has been presented at international venues such as Ars Electronica Festival (AT), Piksel Festival (NO), SONAR +D (SP), Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition (USA), MNAC (RO). His research work has been published in conference proceedings such as ACM DIS, IEEE VR, NIME, and international journals such as AI&Society. At the CIMI Lab he works on designing and testing novel XR systems oriented to music education. www.albertoboem.com


PhD students

Domenico Stefani


Domenico Stefani is a PhD candidate at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science of University of Trento. He received his master’s degree in computer science from the University of Trento, Italy, with a thesis on the development of a timbre classifier for a smart guitar. His research interests include real-time music information retrieval and smart musical instruments.


Luca Vignati


Luca Vignati is a PhD candidate at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science of University of Trento. He studied Computer and Electronic Engineering (B.Sc.) at the University of Pavia, Italy, and Computer Science and Engineering (M.Sc.) at Politecnico di Milano, Italy. He carried out his master thesis at the music tech company Elk porting the Elk Audio OS operating system to a previously unsupported System on Chip. He has been awarded of a post thesis scholarship from the University of Trento, and a research scholarship from Fondazione C.M. Lerici.


Nishal Silva


Nishal Silva is a PhD students at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science of University of Trento. He received his M.Sc in Telecommunication and Electronic Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University. He received his B.Eng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University. His research interests are in symbolic music information retrieval and smart musical instruments.


Matteo Tomasetti


Matteo Tomasetti is a PhD candidate at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science of University of Trento. He studied Digital Signal Processing and Sound Design (B.Sc) at the Conservatory of Pesaro, and Audiovisual Composition, 3D Audio and Virtual Reality (M.Sc) at the Conservatory of Frosinone and at the IEM (Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik) in Graz, with a thesis focused on interactive music composition experiences in VR environments. His research interests are Extended Reality and music composition, human-computer interaction and immersive audio.


Alumni

  • Ngadhnjim Sutaj (research assistant)

Openings

Often CIMIL offers job opportunities for different positions, including PhD, Industrial PhD, post-doc, and engineers. For further information please visit the Openings section.