Bryan Holloway

608 Evergreen Ct. E.

Urbana, IL 61801-5928

Home: (217) 356-5991

Office: (217) 333-0766

Fax: (217) 244-0793

Homey@uiuc.edu

Background Summary

Third-year Ph.D. graduate student in Electrical Engineering with a strong computer-science background. Expertise includes audio signal processing in both music and speech.

Current Occupation

Research Assistant, Computer-based Education Research Laboratory, University of Illinois.

Major Accomplishments

1989 to Network Administrator

Present

* System Administrator for multi-user computer running Unix (clio.sts.uiuc.edu). Duties include upgrading both hardware and software, as well as providing training in using the system.

* Provide user-support for 30+ users, including PCs and Macs from which they connect over the Internet.

1990 to Broadcast Radio

Present

* Member of the Engineering and On-air staff at WPGU-FM.

* Involved in trouble-shooting, fixing, and maintaining broadcast equipment, as well as setting up remote broadcasts.

* Became Chief Studio Engineer in 1992.

1991 to Audio Signal Processing

Present

* Member of the CERL Sound Group.

* Involved in research in an extended McAulay-Quatieri sinusoidal analysis/synthesis technique.

* Wrote LemurEdit(TM), a graphical editing tool for analyses created by Lemur(TM), a tool implementing the technique above, on the Macintosh(TM). LemurEdit(TM) is used internationally and has been available on the Internet for 2 years.

* Involved in real-time additive synthesis using an interface between LemurEdit(TM) and the Symbolic Sound Corporation's Capybara(TM) Signal Processor.

1992 to Mainframe Computer Optimization and Implementation

Present

* Optimized floating-point divide microcode for the Zephyr, a quad-CPU 100 MHz ECL mainframe computer that has seen over 5 million user contact hours, and peak loads of over 1000 simultaneous users on the NovaNET computer network.

* Floating-point divide optimization increased mainframe speed by 3 %.

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Workshops and Seminars

1992 to Intensive Workshop in Sound Computation

Present

Organize and instruct the annual workshop together with other members of the CERL Sound Group. This ten day workshop provides instruction in digital sound synthesis, analysis, and computer music; it provides the participants with extensive experience implementing real-time signal processing algorithms. The participants include directors of electronic music studios as well as scientists interested in data sonification, from across the United States and Europe.

1991 to Sound Computation Seminars (Spring and Fall Semesters)

Present

Instruct this seminar together with members of the CERL Sound Group and other faculty members at the University of Illinois. This seminar covers diverse topics related to audio signal processing, including time-frequency techniques, parametric signal analysis, psychoacoustics, signal processing hardware, additive and functional synthesis, optimization, compositional methods, knowledge representation, interactive performance, design of control devices, and symbolic computation.

Education

1991 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering -- 4.6 / 5.0 GPA

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

end of 1993 Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thesis: "A Real-time Sinusoidal Synthesis Algorithm for Generating Transitions Between Notes."

Refereed Publications

"A Sinusoidal Synthesis Algorithm for Generating Transitions Between Notes," Proc. International Computer Music Conference, San Jose, California, pp. 14-18, October 1992. Co-author: L. Haken.

References

Dr. Lippold Haken, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

252 Engineering Research Laboratory

University of Illinois

Urbana, IL. 61801

(217) 333-0766

Dr. Kurt Hebel, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

252 Engineering Research Laboratory

University of Illinois

Urbana, IL. 61801

(217) 333-0766

Brad Fuhr, General Manager

WPGU-FM

204 E. Peabody Dr.

Champaign, IL. 61820

(217) 333-2016

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Homey@uiuc.edu