Dr Michael Gurevich
Michael Gurevich is a Lecturer at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen’s University Belfast in the Performative Interactions research group which explores new aesthetic possibilities that can emerge in performance with interactive systems. His research is framed through the interdisciplinary lens of interaction design, using quantitative, qualitative, ethnographic and practice-based methods.
Michael earned a Ph.D. (2006) and M.A. (2003) in Computer-Based Music Theory and Acoustics from Stanford University, where he worked at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) and studied with Jonathan Berger, Chris Chafe, Bill Verplank and Julius Smith. He received a B.Mus (High Distinction) with Honours in Computer Applications in Music (2000) at McGill University in Montréal, Canada. His Ph.D. focused on computational acoustic modeling of whale and dolphin vocalizations, but concurrent and subsequent research has been primarily in the area of interaction design in creative and performative contexts. Prior to joining Queen’s, Michael completed a postdoc, also at CCRMA, and spent 2 years as a research scientist at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), a member of Singapore’s A*STAR family of leading R&D institutions.
In addition to his research in interactive music, Michael co-directs QUBe, the School's ensemble for experimental and improvised music with acoustic and electronic instruments. He is also active as a composer of interactive, fixed media, acoustic and game pieces, and a designer of installations and interactive devices.
CV (pdf, November 2010)