I am currently a Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Audio Communication Group of the Technical University of Berlin. My primary research is focused on quantifying how people process and conceptualize timbral qualities of sound, what aspects of the sound experience are essential, and what associations are formed between perception and acoustics.
Since May 2015 I also collaborate with the Data Science group of the ISI Foundation within the Horizon2020-funded Sound of Vision project. We study the cognitive-emotional experience of visually impaired people in outdoor and indoor environments of varying complexity, using ambulatory monitoring and multimodal fusion of electroencephalography, electrodermal activity, and blood volume pulse signals.
Previously I was a postdoctoral fellow and course instructor at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), where I had previously completed a PhD in Music Technology under the direction of Gary Scavone. At McGill, I collaborated with the Computational Acoustics Modeling Laboratory (CAML), the Music Perception and Cognition Lab (MPCL), the Distributed Digital Music Archives & Libraries Lab (DDMAL), and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT).
Prior to my doctoral studies, I obtained a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and went on to study sound synthesis by physical modelling at the Sonic Arts Research Centre of Queen's University Belfast (Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK), where I completed an MA in Sonic Arts (with Distinction).