[CS Dept., U Chicago]


Michael J. O'Donnell (Mike)

The Scholar

Promoting Research on Sound

I am promoting the organization of research on sound as a topic within computer science. Sound is already studied within a number of other disciplines as physical acoustics, signal processing, phonology, music, audiology. I believe that computer science can contribute an important new point of view, where sound is understood as a general-purpose communication channel. The new topic should stand roughly parallel to graphics as a topic within computer science.

``The Sound Manifesto'' develops my ideas on the sound topic further.

Archive of Technical Papers

I moderate a new online archive of technical papers on sound established in 2000. The archive is part of the Computing Research Repository (CoRR) supported by the Los Alamos e-Print Archive.

Contents of the Archive

  1. ``Fractionally-addressed delay lines'' by Davide Rochesso, 17 May 2000.

  2. ``Online Correction of Dispersion Error in 2D Waveguide Meshes'' by Federico Fontana, Davide Rocchesso, 21 June 2000.

  3. ``Orthogonal Least Squares Algorithm for the Approximation of a Map and its Derivatives with a RBF Network'' by Carlo Drioli, Davide Rocchesso, 28 June 2000.

  4. ``DISCO: An object-oriented system for music composition and sound design'' by Hans G. Kaper, Sever Tipei, Jeff M. Wright, 5 July 2000.

  5. ``Data sonification and sound visualization'' by Hans G. Kaper, Sever Tipei, Elizabeth Wiebel, 5 July 2000.

  6. ``The Sound Manifesto'' by Michael J. O'Donnell, Ilia Bisnovatyi, 9 July 2000.

  7. ``Generalization of a 3-D resonator model for the simulation of spherical enclosures'' by Davide Rocchesso, Pierre Dutilleux, 10 October 2000 (revised 8 January 2001).

  8. ``Signal-Theoretic Characterization of Waveguide Mesh Geometries for Models of Two--Dimensional Wave Propagation in Elastic Media'' by Federico Fontana, Davide Rocchesso, 4 January 2001.

  9. ``Source-Filter Decomposition of Harmonic Sounds'' by Ilia Bisnovatyi, Michael J. O'Donnell, 6 March 2001.

  10. ``Flexible Software Framework for Modal Synthesis'' by Ilia Bisnovatyi, 6 March 2001.

  11. ``Towards Experimental Nanosound Using Almost Disjoint Set Theory'' by Cameron L. Jones, 13 March 2002.

  12. ``TableTrans, MultiTrans, InterTrans and TreeTrans: Diverse Tools Built on the Annotation Graph Toolkit'' by Steven Bird, Kazuaki Maeda, Xiaoyi Ma, Haejoong Lee, Beth Randall, Salim Zayat, 3 April 2002.

  13. ``Models and Tools for Collaborative Annotation'' by Xiaoyi Ma, Haejoong Lee, Steven Bird, Kazuaki Maeda, 3 April 2002.

  14. ``Creating Annotation Tools with the Annotation Graph Toolkit'' by Kazuaki Maeda, Steven Bird, Xiaoyi Ma, Haejoong Lee, 3 April 2002.

  15. ``Sotto Voce: Exploring the Interplay of Conversation and Mobile Audio Spaces'' by Paul M. Aoki, Rebecca E. Grinter, Amy Hurst, Margaret H. Szymanski, James D. Thornton, Allison Woodruff, 21 May 2002.

I created this index because I didn't see how to produce a list of all Sound papers through CoRR. Then I learned that I could use the CoRR search service and

  1. select "All years" in the time-range choices at the top,
  2. select "Subject-class" instead of the default "Author(s)" with the first menu button on the left,
  3. specify "Sound" as the particular Subject-class,
  4. hit the "Do Search" button,
yielding a list of all papers in the Sound topic.
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