Graduate Trainees

R. Michael Winters

R. Michael Winters -- MoBI 2017

R. Michael Winters is a Ph.D. student at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (GTCMT) and Georgia Tech School of Music. Beginning research in high-energy particle physics, his interest in data sonification led him to the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) at McGill University in Montréal, Quebec. His work at the Input Devices and Music Interaction Lab (IDMIL) explored the application of sonification as a tool for music research, targeting data in musical emotion, expressive gesture, and symbolic music. While in Montréal, Winters performed at the McGill Conservatory, and specialized in live concert webcasting working alongside Grammy-winning producers George Massenberg and Richard King. Since coming to Georgia Tech, his interdisciplinary research has spanned robotic musicianship, music informatics, neuroimaging and sonification. He cultivates a philosophy of "entangled listening" with respect to research and design. His research is supervised by Gil Weinberg (Music Technology), Bruce Walker (Engineering Psychology) and Melody Moore-Jackson (Interactive Computing).