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Dr. Stephen Roddy

Assistant Professor (School Office - Creative Arts)


Teaching Fellow (Electronic & Elect. Engineering)

I am an Artist, Researcher, and Lecturer based at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) conducting work in the Creative Arts and Engineering. I hold a Ph.D. in Data Sonification, the use of sound to perceptualize data and convey information. My current work is focused on the application of Sonification, and artificial intelligence/machine learning techniques (AI/ML) in Human-computer Interaction (HCI) and the Creative Arts. My previous project, based at the CONNECT Centre in TCD and funded by an IRC postdoctoral fellowship, explored the design of Sonification and Auditory Display solutions for Large-scale Internet of Things (IoT) networks. My work has been widely disseminated through peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters, and conferences. I maintain a vibrant and diverse creative arts practice spanning a variety of media and styles including music composition and performance, sound art installation, interactive art and music for dance and stage. My work has been described as dark, eclectic and experimental. My pieces are frequently performed and installed at home and abroad and I have been described as eclectic, dark and experimental. Previous events have included the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Helicotrema Recorded Audio Festival in Venice, Dublin Dance Festival's Embodied at the GPO, and the Sonorities Contemporary Music Festival.
  Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Techniques in the Creative Arts   Auditory Display   Creative arts practice   Data-driven Music Composition   HUMAN COMPUTER INTERACTION   Installation & sound art   Music Composition   Music Performance   Sonification   Sound and Music Computing   Sound Art
  Auditory Display for Large Scale IoT Networks

Details Date From Date To
The International Community for Auditory Display 2012
The International Computer Music Association 2021
IEEE Committee for Ethically Aligned Design in the Arts 2018
Irish Sound Science and Technology Association - Board Member from 2016 to 2019.
Stephen Roddy, Signal to Noise Loops: A Cybernetic Approach to Musical Performance with Smart City Data and Generative Music Techniques, Leonardo, 56, (1), 2023, p525 - 532, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Stephen Roddy, A Technique for Controlling the Proportion of Information in the Sonification of Complex Time Series Data, The Proceedings of The 27th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2022), The 27th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2022), Online, 27th June 2022, 2022, pp117 - 119, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Stephen Roddy, Creating Signal to Noise Loops v4, The Proceedings of The 27th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2022), The 27th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2022), Online, 27th June 2022, 2022, pp159 - 160, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Meaning-making and Embodied Cognition in Sound Design Research in, editor(s)Michael Filimowicz , Doing Research in Sound Design, London, Focal Press, 2021, [Stephen Roddy & Brian bridges], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
Stephen Roddy & Brian Bridges, THE DESIGN OF A SMART CITY SONIFICATION SYSTEM USING A CONCEPTUAL BLENDING AND MUSICAL FRAMEWORK, WEB AUDIO AND DEEP LEARNING TECHNIQUES, The 26th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD 2021), Virtual Conference, 25-28 June 2021, 21, 2021, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Stephen Roddy, The Body in the Machine: Indices Online, xCoAx - Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X, Graz, Austria, July 12-16 2021, 9, 2021, pp420 - 428, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Stephen Roddy, Using Conceptual Metaphors to Represent Temporal Context in Time-Series Data Sonification, Interacting with Computers, 2020, Notes: [], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI
Roddy S., Bridges B., Mapping for meaning: the embodied sonification listening model and its implications for the mapping problem in sonic information design, Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 14, 2020, p143 - 151, Notes: [DOI:], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Sound, Ecological Affordances and Embodied Mappings in Auditory Display in, editor(s)Filimowicz M., Tzankova V. , New Directions in Third Wave Human-Computer Interaction: Volume 2 - Methodologies, Switzerland, Springer, Cham, 2018, pp231 - 258 , [Stephen Roddy], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  DOI
Stephen Roddy & Dermot Furlong, Vowel Formant Profiles and Image Schemata and Auditory Display, Proceedings of the 32nd International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2018) (HCI) , nternational BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2018), Belfast, 4 - 6 July 2018 , Dr Raymond Bond , Prof Maurice Mulvenna , Prof Jonathan Wallace , Dr Michaela Black , 2018, Notes: [], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text

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Award Date
Trinity College Dublin - Postgraduate Research Studentship 2012-2015
Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship Award 2017-2019
Best Artistic use of Sound in a Sonification June 27th 2022
Sonification, Auditory Display, Sound and Music Computing, Digital Arts, Computer Music, Creative Technologies, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence in the Creative Arts, Human-computer Interaction (HCI), Internet of Things.