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PhD Proposal: Numerical Acoustics for Physical and Simulated Worlds
Shoken Kaneko
Thursday, September 22, 2022, 10:00 am-12:00 pm Calendar
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Computer modeling and numerical analysis of physical phenomena have been driving forces in many fields in science and technology. Applications include industrial manufacturing, immersive multimedia and VR/AR, and training machine learning models targeting to model real-world physics. In this research, I will develop higher-order and/or isogeometric boundary element methods with a primary focus on the solution of the Helmholtz equation in 3D, which can be applied to the numerical modeling of audio and acoustics problems arising in real and virtual worlds.

Examining Committee:
Department Representative:
Dr. Ramani Duraiswami    
Dr. Howard Elman    
Dr. Dinesh Manocha

Shoken Kaneko received the B. Eng. degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Tokyo in 2008 and the M. Sci. degree in Physics from Radboud University in 2010. He has been working as a research engineer at Yamaha Corporation from 2011 to 2019 in the field of spatial audio for virtual/augmented reality and fast numerical acoustics simulation. His major contribution at Yamaha includes the development of an award-winning universal binaural rendering technology based on statistical ear shape modeling which has been already shipped with more than 30 million copies of video games by companies including CAPCOM. He is currently seeking a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at the University of Maryland, College Park, in the Perceptual Interfaces and Reality Laboratory with Professor Ramani Duraiswami. In Summer 2020, 2021, and 2022, he worked as a research intern at Microsoft Research and Meta Reality Labs Research. His research interests includes numerical acoustics and audio, particularly fast and accurate numerical methods for acoustic simulation and immersive audio technologies for virtual/augmented/mixed reality and next-generation telecommunication/telepresence.

This talk is organized by Tom Hurst