Dr Aglaia Foteinou

Lecturer in Music Technology

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Email address: A.Foteinou@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 322008 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: School of Performing Arts Areas of expertise: Music Technology

About

Dr Aglaia Foteinou has been a Lecturer in Music Technology, Department of Music, Faculty of Arts, University of Wolverhampton since 2014. Her research focuses on virtual acoustics, auralization, computer modeling and perceptual evaluations. She obtained both MSc and PhD degrees in Music Technology from the University of York.

Aglaia has collaborated on a variety of national and international projects related with acoustic modeling and impulse response measurements of Heritage sites. Her work has been awarded and presented in several national and international conferences. Aglaia also worked as demonstrator in Music Technology BSc courses and as a piano and music theory teacher in primary, secondary and Music High schools.

Research interests

  • Computer Modelling and Auralization
  • Acoustic Measurement in situ
  • Perceptual Evaluation of Auralization
  • Architectural Acoustics
  • Acoustics in Heritage Sites

Membership of professional bodies

  • Full member of Institute of Acoustics (MIOA)
  • Full member of Audio Engineering Society (AES)
  • Member of the AES York Student Section (York AES) and member of the committee as the Graduate Representative (2011 -2012)
  • Student member of Acta Acustica United with Acustica
  • Student member of Hellenic Institute of Acoustics (HELINA)
  • Student member of Institution of Engineering and Technology (ITE)

Qualifications

  • PhD in Music Technology, Department of Electronics, University of York, UK, supervised by Dr D. T. Murphy, 2014
  • PFA (Preparing Future Academics) course, University of York, UK, supervised by Dr Karen Khan, 2013
  • MSc in Music Technology, Department of Electronics and Department of Music, University of York, UK, 2009)
  • BA in Musicology, Department of Music, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2007
  • Piano Degree, “Romanos Melodos” Conservatory, Athens, GR, 2005

Publications

Thesis

  • Foteinou, A., “Perception of Objective Parameter Variations in Virtual Acoustic Spaces, for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Music Technology, University of York, 2013

Conference Papers (8)

  • Foteinou, A., and Murphy, D.T., “Multi-positional acoustic measurements for auralization of St Margaret’s Church, York, UK”, Proc. of Forum Acusticum 2014, Krakow, Poland
  • Van Mourik, J., Oxnard, S., Foteinou, A., and Murphy, D.T., “Hybrid acoustic modeling for posterity using Blender”, Proc. of Forum Acusticum 2014, Krakow, Poland
  • Foteinou, A., and Murphy, D.T., “Perceptual validation in the acoustic modeling and auralization of heritage sites: The acoustic measurement and modelling of St Margaret’s Church, York, UK”, Proc. of the Conference on the Acoustics of Ancient Theatres, Patras, Greece, Sept. 18-21, 2011
  • Foteinou, A., and Murphy, D.T., “The Control of Early Decay Time on Auralization Results based on Geometric Acoustic Modelling”, Proc. of the Baltic Nordic Acoustics Meeting (BNAM2012), Odense, Denmark, Jun. 18-20, 2012
  • Foteinou, A., and Murphy, D.T., “Evaluation of the Psychoacoustic Perception of Geometric Acoustic Modelling Based Auralization”, Proc. of the 130th AES Convention, London, UK, May, 2011
  • Shelley, S., Foteinou, A., and Murphy, D.T., “OpenAir: An Online Auralization Web Resource with Applications for Game Audio Development”, Proc. of the41st International Conference of AES, Audio for Games, London, UK, February, 2011
  • Foteinou, A., Murphy, D.T., and Masinton, A., “Investigation of Factors Influencing Acoustic Characteristics in Geometric Acoustics Based Auralization”, Proc. of 13th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx-10), p.171-181, Graz, Austria, September 2010
  • Foteinou, A., Murphy, D.T., and Masinton, A., “Verification of Geometric Acoustics-Based Auralization Using Room Acoustics Measurement Techniques”, Proc. of the 128th AES Convention, London, UK, May 22–25, 2010, Convention paper 7968

Poster Presentation

  • Foteinou, A., and Muprhy, D.T., “Virtual Acoustic Reconstruction of Heritage Sites”, presented in the House of Common, London, as part of SET for Britain (poster)

Awards and Scholarships

  • Recipient of a grant for registration fees from the European Acoustics Association (EAA) for Young Researchers for paper presentation at the Forum Acusticum 2014, Krakow, Poland
  • Awarded the Kathleen Mary Stott Memorial Prize, from the University of York (July 2012)
  • Recipient of a AES Educational Foundation Award grant for PhD studies in Music Technology, University of York (2011-2012)
  • Selected to present at the Set of Britain Awards at the House of Commons (March 2011)
  • Recipient of an international travel grant from Royal Academy of Engineering for paper presentation at the 13th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DA Fx-1 0), Graz, Austria, (September 2010)
  • Recipient of a scholarship from the “Empirikion Foundation” for the PhD studies in Music Technology, University of York (2009-2013)
  • Recipient of a scholarship from the “Lilian Voudouris” Foundation for the Postgraduate studies in Music Technology MA/MSc, University of York (2008-2009)
  • Recipient of a scholarship from the “Nikolaos G. Papadimitriou” Foundation for the BA degree (2004-2007) 

Experience in industry

  • Lecturer in Music Technology, Department of Music, University of Wolverhampton, since January 2014. I lecture on BA courses, including modules such as “Acoustics - Musimathics”, “Studio Tracking”, “Studio Mixing”, “Live Sound Engineering”, “Music Technology in Context”, “Music Computing”, “Employability and Enterprise in Music”, “Research, Interpretation and Analysis Music”, and supervise BA and MSc in Music Technology dissertation projects
  • Coordinator of a project based on acoustic measurements and study of a heritage site in West Midlands, UK (as part of an Erasmus placement programme) (started in October 2014 – expected to end in January 2015)
  • Acoustic measurements and acoustic computer modelling, including analysis of the acoustic parameters in National Center of Early Music Centre (St Margaret’s Church, York, UK), as part of my PhD research. For the project, impulse responses based on Exponential – Swept Sine Method, while for the acoustic simulation two commercial software had been used; CATT-Acoustic and ODEON. (2009-2014)
  • Conference Manager at the 15th DAFx Conference, hosted in York, UK, (March - September 2012)
  • The Acoustic Reconstruction of St Mary’s Abbey part of the York Science & Innovation Grand Tour (http://yorkgrandtour.co.uk/exhibit/28). The original acoustic model had been created by Steve Oxnard (PhD student in University of York). My role was to re-adjust the acoustic model of St Mary’s Abbey in order to create a more realistic/accurate simulation of the model (by using ODEON software). (May-September 2012)
  • Producing the auralization data for Coventry Cathedral App project, contributed by the University of York for Study of Christianity and Culture, and supporting of the Jerusalem Trust. The original acoustic model had been created by Dr Anthony Masinton (Archaeology Department, University of York). My role was to re-adjust the acoustic model of Coventry Cathedral in order to create a more realistic/accurate simulation of the model (by using ODEON software. (2012)
  • Supporting the AHRC funded Open Acoustic Impulse Response Library (www.openairlib.com). – including acoustic measurements at heritage sites (Guildhall in York, St Albans Cathedral, National Center of Early Music Centre, etc.). For the acoustic measurements the Exponential – Swept Sine Method. (2010-2011)
  • Developing acoustic computer models and audio content for Re-Sounding Falkland, at the Falkland Estate in Fife, Scotland (http://resoundingfalkland.com/). The role was to reconstruct the virtual acoustic model of the Temple of Decisions, based just on literature and photographic evidences, as the space is now ruined. For the modelling ODEON software had been used. (2009-2010)
  • Acoustic measurements and acoustic computer modelling, including analysis of the acoustic parameters in St Patrick’s Church, Patrington, Hull, as part of my MSc research. For the project, impulse responses based on Exponential – Swept Sine Method, while for the acoustic simulation ODEON software had been used. (2009)
  • Volunteering at the organisation of the AES 41st Conference: Audio for Games, London, UK 
(February 2011)
  • Volunteering at the organisation of the “SMC07: 4th Sound and Music Computing Conference”, Lefkada, Greece (11 – 13 July 2007)
  • Audio assistant volunteer with the “Echo S. A.” Lesvos, Greece (summer live concerts, 2005)

Further information

Management and Working Experience

  • Conference Manager at the 15th DAFx Conference, hosted in York, UK, (September 2012)
  • Organising music concerts for private students, York (2011-2013)
  • Volunteering at the organisation of the AES 41st Conference: Audio for Games, London, UK (February 2011)
  • Working as child carer (October 2010 – July 2011)
  • Volunteering at the organisation of the “SMC07: 4th Sound and Music Computing Conference”, Lefkada, Greece (11 – 13 July 2007)
  • Audio assistant volunteer with the “Echo S. A.” Lesvos, Greece (summer live concerts, 2005)

Team Working Experience / Projects

  • Supporting the AHRC funded Open Acoustic Impulse Response Library (www.openairlib.com). – including acoustic measurements at heritage sites (Guildhall in York, St Albans Cathedral, National Center of Early Music Centre, etc.) (2010-2011)
  • Developing acoustic computer models and audio content for Re-Sounding Falkland, at the Falkland Estate in Fife, Scotland (http://resoundi ngfalkland.com/) (2009-2010)
  • Producing the auralization data for Coventry Cathedral App project, contributed by the University of York for Study of Christianity and Culture, and supporting of the Jerusalem Trust (2012)
  • The Acoustic Reconstruction of St Mary’s Abbey part of the York Science & Innovation Grand Tour (May-September 2012) (http://yorkgrandtour.co.uk/exhibit/28