People

Anja Arnhold

Assistant Professor
Department of Linguistics

Email: arnhold@ualberta.ca
Website: https://sites.ualberta.ca/∼arnholdt/
Research Interests: Prosody, phonetics, phonology, Inuit and Uralic languages


Daniel Aalto

Associate Professor, Research Scientist
Communication Sciences & Disorders, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine, Misericordia Community Hospital
Email: aalto@ualberta.ca
Research Interests: computer modelling of speech, swallowing, and chewing; functional impact of head and neck surgery; digital surgical design and planning


Jaimie Baron

Associate Professor
Film Studies, Faculty of Arts
Email: jaimie.baron@ualberta.ca
Web site: http://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/jaimie-baron
Research Interests: Documentary film and video, experimental film and video, audio visual appropriation, media as a form of ventriloquism


Erin Bayne

Professor
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science
Email: bayne@ualberta.ca
Web site: bioacoustic.abmi.ca
Research Interests: Cumulative effects; bioacoustics; avian ecology; environmental impact assessment; sound triangulation; deep learning; automated song identification


Carol Boliek

Professor
Communication Sciences & Disorders, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
Email: carol.boliek@ualberta.ca
Research Interests: Speech motor control, development, speech physiology, neuroplasticity, motor speech disorders, transcranial direct current stimulation, intermuscular coherence


Vadim Bulitko

Professor
Computing Science, Faculty of Science
Email: bulitko@ualberta.ca
Web site: http://agi-lab.net
Research Interests: cognitive processes and models in humans, animals and computers; real-time heuristic search


Corjan Buma

Adjunct / Laboratory Manager
Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Email: meanu@ualberta.ca
Web site: https://sites.ualberta.ca/~meceanu/


Julia Byl

Assistant Professor
Music, Faculty of Arts
Email: jbyl@ualberta.ca
Research Interests: Ethnomusicology; sound in the archive; the individual and the institution; ephemerality of performance; sonic magic in Southeast Asia; sound in poetry; genre mixing


Jason Carey

Professor, Associate Dean (Programs and Planning)
Faculty of Engineering
Email: jason.carey@ualberta.ca
Web site: mece.ualberta.ca/~jpcarey/index.html
Research Interests:  Vibrations and acoustics of advanced materials; biomechanics of airway soft tissues


Liz Czach

Associate Professor
Department of  English and Film Studies, Faculty of Arts

Email: liz.czach@ualberta.ca
Web site: https://www.ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/elizabeth-czach
Research Interests: Film music and sound


Astrid Ensslin

Professor in Digital Humanities and Game Studies
Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, Humanities 
Computing
Email: ensslin@ualberta.ca
Web site: astridensslin.wordpress.com/projects/
Research Interests: The Language of Gaming, specifically Speech Accents in Games (SAG); literary gaming and digital fiction research


Laurier Fagnan

Professor
Campus Saint-Jean
Email: lfagnan@ualberta.ca
Web sites:

Research Interests: Vocal technique; Singing Voice; Vocal /Choral Acoustics; Acoustic Analysis; Choral Conducting; Choral Singing; Bel Canto Vocal Pedagogy; Vocology; Speaking Voice Production


Brian Fauteux

Assistant Professor, Popular Music and Media Studies
Music, Faculty of Arts

Email: fauteux@ualberta.ca
Web site: www.brianfauteux.com
Research Interests: Popular music studies, sound studies, music radio, music/media industries, music scenes, campus radio, cultural policy, media history


Michael Frishkopf

Professor
Music, Faculty of Arts

Adjunct Professor, Religious Studies
Adjunct Professor, Division of Community Engagement, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
Email: michaelf@ualberta.ca
Web site: frishkopf.org
Research Interests: ethnomusicology; music, sound, and architecture; (virtual [world) music]; sonic architecture; sounds of Islam; digital repositories; deep learning for sound recognition


Christine Guptill

Assistant Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy
Email: guptill@ualberta.ca
Web site: https://www.ualberta.ca/rehabilitation/about-us/contact-us/faculty-directory/christine-guptill
Research Interests: Musicians’ health and well-being. Prevention of work disability in performing artists through education at tertiary and professional levels, and Social determinants of heath and their impact on performing artists (including education, income, benefits, gender, and working conditions).


Bill Hodgetts

Associate Professor
Communication Sciences & Disorders, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
Email: bill.hodgetts@ualberta.ca
Research Interests: Only 1 in 5 people who need a hearing aid actually have one. Understanding why this discrepancy exists involves looking at the technology, psychology and public awareness around hearing aids and services. I have two key research areas: 1) How do we improve upon the prescription, fitting and verification procedures for bone conduction hearing aids? and 2) How do we improve uptake and adherence to hearing services?


Abram Hindle

Associate Professor
Computing Science, Faculty of Science
Email: abram.hindle@ualberta.ca
Web site: http://softwareprocess.es/
Research Interests: 
Computer Music, Sound Synthesis, AI & Sound, NIMEs, Music Interfaces, Software Energy Consumption, Mining Software Repositories, Information Retrieval, Machine Learning


Mary Ingraham


Dean of Fine Arts

University of Lethbridge
Email: finearts.dean@uleth.ca
Web sites:

Research Interests: sound studies, including listening, the materiality of experience, and the role of sounds and media in cultural preservation and memory; histories of music in Canada; expressions of interculturality


Michael Litwack

Assistant Professor
English & Film Studies, Faculty of Arts

Email: litwack@ualberta.ca
Web site: ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/michael-litwack
Research Interests: media theory, black cultural studies, critical race and ethnic studies, history of critical and cultural theory, genealogies of mediation and technology, post-humanisms


Torrey Loucks

Associate Professor, Research Chair in Stuttering
Communication Sciences & Disorders
Institute for Stuttering Treatment and Research
Email: loucks@ualberta.ca
Web site: http://www.istar.ualberta.ca
Research Interests: stuttering, speech production, neuroscience


Sean Luyk

Discovery and Web Services Librarian
Information and Library Science, Faculty of Education
Email: sean.luyk@ualberta.ca
Web site: sites.google.com/a/ualberta.ca/sean-luyk
Research Interests: Digital audio, listening, multimedia repositories, music research data


Elena Nicoladis

Professor
Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Email: elenan@ualberta.ca
Web site: gladlab.weebly.com
Research Interests: Gestures, language and development


Michael O’Driscoll

Professor
English and Film Studies, Faculty of Arts
Email: mo@ualberta.ca
Web site: ualberta.ca/arts/about/people-collection/michael-o’driscoll
Research Interests: Critical and cultural theory; material culture studies; archive theory; intermedia studies; oral literary performance; literary sound objects; radical poetics


Marilène Oliver

Assistant Professor of Printmaking
Art and Design, Faculty of Arts
Email: marilene@ualberta.ca
Web site: http://www.marileneoliver.com
Research Interests: Visual art, printmaking, sculpture, installation, medical imaging, meaningful transformations of data related to the body and identity, sonification, transformation of medical scan signals to sound


Shama Rangwala

Faculty Lecturer
Women’s and Gender Studies, Faculty of Arts
Email: srangwal@ualberta.ca
Web site: TBA
Research Interests: Film and literary adaptation, popular culture, American studies, critical theory


Scott Smallwood

Associate Professor
Music, Faculty of Arts
Email: scott.smallwood@ualberta.ca
Web sites:

Research Interests: field recording / acoustic ecology, new interfaces for musical expression (NIME), solarsonics (solar-powered sound making), audio gaming, ambisonics, multichannel audio


Colleen Cassady St. Clair

Professor
Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science
Email: cstclair@ualberta.ca
Web sites:

Research Interests: effects of anthropogenic noise on wildlife communication and health; sensory perceptions by wildlife of anthropogenic sounds as deterrents, attractants, and learned associations (e.g., cues or warnings) in complex landscapes


Christopher Sturdy

Professor
Psychology, Faculty of Science
Email: csturdy@ualberta.ca
Web site: ualberta.ca/science/about-us/contact-us/faculty-directory/christopher-sturdy
Research Interests: comparative cognition, neuroethology, songbirds, perception, animal behaviour, operant conditioning, bioacoustics


Benjamin V. Tucker

Acting Director, Sound Studies Institute
Associate Professor
Linguistics, Faculty of Arts
Email: bvtucker@ualberta.ca
Web site: www.ualberta.ca/~bvtucker/
Alberta Phonetics Laboratory: aphl.artsrn.ualberta.ca/
Research Interests: Phonetics, speech science, psycholinguistics, language documentation and revitalization


Benjamin V. Tucker

Acting Director
Sound Studies Institute, University of Alberta
3-47 Arts Building
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E6

Phone: 780-492-7887
Email: soundstudies@ualberta.ca


Tom Merklinger

Programming Assistant
Sound Studies Institute, University of Alberta
3-47 Arts Building
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E6

Phone: 780-492-7887
Email: research.ssi@ualberta.ca


Gail Mandryk

Administration
Sound Studies Institute, University of Alberta
3-47 Arts Building
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E6

Phone: 780-492-7887
Email: soundstudies@ualberta.ca


Steven Patten

Chair


Patrica Boechler


Elizabeth Czach


William Street


Benjamin V. Tucker


Benjamin V. Tucker

Chair


Daniel Aalto


Erin Baynes


Astrid Ensslin


Scott Smallwood