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Georg Essl, Ph.D.

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Research Field:

- Usability

Research Topics:

- Sound Synthesis & Acoustics
- Mobile Interactions
- Digital Signal Processing and Numerical Methods
- Multi-Sensory Technologies

 

Biography

Georg Essl is a Senior Research Scientist at the Deutsche Telekom Laboratories at the Technical University of Berlin in Germany and founding member of the Mobile and Physical Interactions group at the chair for Quality and Usability. He works in two main areas: human computer interaction and interface emphasising sensory modalities and interfaces and physically based rendering of natural (and not so natural) sounds. In recent years he has been emphasizing interactions with mobile technologies, mostly to make them richer and more expressive, so that they can be used more performatively (think making music or just noise with them, or to prefigure uses in other forms of entertainment (uh-oh mobile games). He is also working on sound synthesis, with the basis of trying to understand the basic structures of the problem. Most of his recent work has been on wave propagation in the plane but also on non-physical methods like circle maps as the simplest chaotic but stable perturbations of a linear discrete oscillator.

Before coming to Berlin, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at MIT's MediaLab Europe with Sile O'Modhrain on tangible interactions. PebbleBox, a tactile interface for sonic performance which he built with Sile O'Modhrain and Andy Brady, was invited to the Touch Me exhibition at Victoria and Albert Museum, London in 2005. While at Media Lab Europe, he participated in the Enactive European Network of Excellence, which studies the role of action in interaction design. Between 2002-2003 he was Assistant Professor in Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida, where he taught signal processing and synthesis of sound and digital production. He got my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University in 2002 working with Perry Cook on physical simulation of musical instruments. He also worked some on spatial audio technologies and beat perception. He received a Diploma Engineer's degree from Graz University of Technology, Austria. Additionally he has worked at AT&T Research Labs on perceptual spatial audio and at HyperWave R&D on a commercial database integrated web server technology. A web management technology he co-developed at HyperWave won the European IT Grand Prize and two BYTE's Best of CeBit awards in 1997.

He is a member of the IEEE, the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the International Computer Music Association (ICMA), and the American Mathematical Society (AMS). He serves as technical chair for the International Computer Music Conference in 2004 and 2006. Currently he serve as Research Coordinator of the ICMA.

 

Address

Quality and Usability Lab
Deutsche Telekom Laboratories
TU Berlin
Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7
D-10587 Berlin, Germany

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Publications

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Essl, G. "Aspects of the

    Topology of Interactions on Loop Dynamics in One and Two Dimensions,"

    In the Proceedings of the International Symposium on Computer Music

    Modeling and Retrieval 2004, Esbjerg, Denmark, Lecture Notes in Computer

    Science 3310, Springer Verlag, 220-231, 2004.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  • Essl, G., O'Modhrain, S.

    "An enactive approach to the design of new tangible musical

    instruments" Organised Sound: 11:3. 285-296, 2006.

  • Essl, G., "Computation of

    Wavefronts on a Disk I: Numerical Experiments," Post-conference

    publication, "Third Irish Conference on the Mathematical Foundations

    of Computer Science and Information Technology, Dublin, Ireland, July

    22-23, 2004." Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science

    161, 25-41.

  • Essl, G., ""Whispering"

    waves and Bate's ridges in numerical experiments" Acoustics Research

    Letters Online 6:3, 227-231, 2005.

  • Essl, G., "Trapping and

    Steering on Lattice Strings: Virtual Slow Waves, Directional and

    Non-propagating Excitations," Physical Review E, 69, 066601-1-6,

    2004.

  • Essl, G., Serafin, S., Cook, P.

    R., Smith, J. O., "Theory of Banded Waveguides," Computer Music

    Journal, 28:1, 37-50, 2004.

  • Essl, G., Serafin, S., Cook, P.

    R., Smith, J. O., "Musical Applications of Banded Waveguides,"

    Computer Music Journal, 28:1, 51-63, 2004.

  • Kapur, A., Essl, G., Davidson,

    P., Cook, P. R., "The Electronic Tabla Controller," Journal of

    New Music Research 32:4, 351-360, 2003.

  • Essl, G. "On Gender in New

    Music Interface Technology," Organised Sound, 8:1, 19-30, 2003.

  • Essl, G., Cook, P.R.,

    "Measurements and efficient simulations of bowed bars," Journal

    of the Acoustical Society of America, 108:1, 379-388, 2000.

  • Li, K., et al, "Early

    Experiences and Challenges in Building and Using A Scalable Display Wall

    System," IEEE Compter Graphics and Applications, 29-37, July/August,

    2000.

INVITED PUBLICATIONS

  • Essl, G. "Mathematical

    Structure and Sound Synthesis", Proceedings of Sound and Music

    Computing 2005, Salerno, Italy,

    Nov. 24-26 2005.

  • Essl, G. "The Computational

    Structure of Waves on Drums for Sound Synthesis", Proceedings of

    Forum Acusticum, Budapest, Hungary,

    Aug. 29-Sept. 2,

    2005.

  • Essl, G., "From

    Mathematical Concepts to Hands-on Interaction: Physical Modeling and

    Interaction Paradigms of Tablas and Singing Bowls" Invited paper, In

    the Proceedings of Frontiers of Research in Speech and Music, Annamalai,

    India, 6-8, January, 2004.

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  • Rohs, M., Schöning, J, Raubal,

    M., Essl, G., Krüger, A. "Map Navigation with Mobile Devices: Virtual

    versus Physical Movement with and without Visual Context," to appear

    in Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimodal Interactions

    (ICMI), Nagoya,

    2007.

  • Essl. G. "Iterated

    Fundamental Solution Simulations of Sections of Circular Membranes,"

    to appear in Proceedings of the International Symposium for Musical

    Acoustics (ISMA), Barcelona,

    2007.

  • Essl, G., Rohs, M. "ShaMus

    - A Sensor-Based Integrated Mobile Phone Instrument" to appear in

    Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Copenhagen, 2007.

  • Rohs, M., Essl, G.

    "Sensing-based Interaction for Information Navigation on Handheld

    Displays" in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Human

    Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services (MobileHCI),

    Singapore, September 9-12, 2007.

  • Rohs, M., Essl, G. "CaMus2

    - Collaborative Music Performance with Mobile Camera Phones"

    Pro-ceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Computer

    Entertainment Technology (ACE), Salzburg, Austria,

    June 13-15, 2007.

  • Rohs, M., Essl, G. "CaMus2

    - Optical Flow and Collaboration in Camera Phone Music Performance"

    In roceedings of the Seventh International Conference on New Interfaces

    for Musical Expression (NIME), New York, USA, June 6-10, 2007.

  • Essl, G. Rohs, M. "The

    Design Space of Sensing-Based Interaction for Mobile Music

    Performance" Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on

    Pervasive Mobile Interaction Devices (PERMID), Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 13, 2007

  • Rohs, M., Essl. G. "Which

    One is Better? - Information Navigation Techniques for Spatially Aware

    Handheld Displays" in Proceedings of the International Conference on

    Multimodal Interfaces (ICMI), Banff,

    Nov. 2-4, 100-107, 2006.

  • Essl, G., Rohs, M. "Mobile

    STK for Symbian OS" in Proceedings of the International Computer

    Music Conference (ICMC-06), New

    Orleans, 2006.

  • Essl, G. "Circle Maps as a

    Simple Oscillators for Complex Behavior: I. Basics" in Proceed-ings

    of the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC-06), New Orleans, 2006.

  • Essl, G. "Circle Maps as a

    Simple Oscillators for Complex Behavior: II. Experiments" in

    Proceedings of the International Conference on Digital Audio Effects

    (DaFX), Montreal, Canada, 2006.

  • Rohs, M., Essl, G., Roth, M.,

    "CaMus: Live Music Performance using Camera Phones and Visual Grid

    Tracking" in Proceedings of the International Conference on New

    Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), Paris, France, 2006.

  • Essl, G. Magnusson, C.,

    Eriksson, J., O'Modhrain, S. "Towards evaluation of performance,

    control and preference in physical and virtual sensorimotor integration

    ", Proceedings of Enactive 2005, Genova, Italy,

    November 17-18, 2005.

  • Essl, G. "Towards the

    Synthesis of Wavefront Evolution in 2-D", Proceedings of the

    International Computer Music Conference, Barcelona, Spain,

    September 5-9, 2005.

  • Essl. G., O'Modhrain, S.,

    "Scrubber: An Interface for Friction-induced Sounds," in

    Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical

    Expression, Vancouver, Canada, May 26-28, 70-75, 2005.

  • O'Modhrain, S. and Essl, G.,

    "PebbleBox and CrumbleBag: Tactile Interfaces for Granular

    Synthesis," in the Proceedings of the Conference for New Interfaces

    for Musical Expression, Hamamatsu, Japan, 74-79, 2004.

  • Essl, G., Cook, P. R.,

    "The principle of closed wavetrains, resonance and efficiency: past,

    present and future," In the Proceedings of the Stockholm Music

    Acoustics Conference (SMAC-03), Stockholm, Sweden, 6-10 September, 385-388,

    2003.

  • Young, D., Essl, G., "HyperPuja:

    A Tibetan Singing Bowl Controller," In the Proceedings of the

    International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

    (NIME-03), Montreal, Canada, 22-24 May, 9-14, 2003.

  • Essl, G., "The Displaced

    Bow and APhISMs: Abstract Physically Informed Synthesis Methods for

    Composition and Interactive Performance," in Florida

    Electroacoustic Music Studio Library (Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival 2003), Gainesville, Florida,

    3-5 April,

    2003.

  • Tzanetakis, G., Essl, G., Cook,

    P. R., "Human Perception and Computer Extraction of Musical Beat

    Strength," in Proc. of the 5th Int. Conference on Digital Audio

    Effects (DAFx-02), Hamburg, Germany, 26-28 September, 257-261, 2002.

  • Essl, G., Cook, P. R.,

    "Banded Waveguides on Circular Topologies and of Beating Modes:

    Tibetan Singing Bowls and Glass Harmonicas," in Proc. of the

    International Computer Music Conference (ICMC-02), Göteborg, Sweden, 16-21 September, 49-52,

    2002.

  • Kapur, A., Essl, G., Davidson,

    P., Cook, P.R., "The Electronic Tabla Controller," in Proc. 2002

    Conference on New Iinstruments for Musical Expression (NIME-2002), Dublin,

    Ireland, 24-26

    May, 2002.

  • Tzanetakis, G., Essl, G., Cook,

    P.R., "Audio Analysis using the Discrete Wavelet Transform," In

    Proc. WSES Int. Conf. Acoustics and Music: Theory and Applications

    (AMTA 2001) Skiathos, Greece, 2001. Reprinted in

    ``Mathematics and Simulation with Biological, Economical and

    Musicoacoustical Applications'', WSES Press, 318-323, 2001.

  • Tzanetakis, G., Essl, G., Cook,

    P.R.,  "Automatic Musical Genre

    Classification of Audio Signals," In Proc. Int. Symposium on

    Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Bloomington, Indiana, 2001.

  • O'Brien, J.F., Cook, P.R.,

    Essl, G., "Synthesizing Sound from Physically Based Motion," In

    Proc. SIGGRAPH 2001, Los Angeles, CA, August, 529-536, 2001. 

  • Essl, G., Cook, P.R.,

    "Banded Waveguides: Towards Physical Modeling of Bar Percussion

    Instruments," In Proc. Int. Computer Music Conf. (ICMC), Beijing, 22-28 October, 321-324,

    1999.

  • Cook, P.R., Essl, G.,

    Tzanetakis, G., Trueman D., "N >> 2: Multi-speaker Display

    Systems for Virtual Reality and Spatial Audio Projection," In Proc.

    Int. Conf. Auditory Display (ICAD), Glasgow,

    1-4

    November, 1998.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • Essl, G., "Book Review of

    'Computational Line Geometry' by H. Pottmann, J. Wallner" SIGACT News

    36:3, 13-17, 2005.

  • Essl, G., "Physical Wave

    Propagation Modeling for Real-Time Synthesis of Natural Sounds,"

    Ph.D. thesis, Computer Science Department, Princeton University,

    2002.

  • O'Brien, J. F., Cook, P. R.,

    Essl G., "Synthesizing Sounds from Physically Based Motion." (computer

    generated animation), The visual proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH 2001, Los Angeles, CA,

    August 11-17. In the ACM SIGGRAPH 2001 Animation Theater.

  • Essl, G., "Possibilities

    for a Hyper-G-WWW-gateway," Master's thesis, Graz University of

    Technology, 1996.

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