Harvey Thornburg is an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Electrical Engineering and Arts, Media, and Engineering (AME) at Arizona State University (ASU). He obtained a Ph.D in electrical engineering at Stanford University, at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) in 2005. His current research interests concern the design of experiential media systems: immersive multisensory environments situated in the physical world that respond to natural human activity at the level of meaning. He has led research efforts in multimodal human activity analysis, full-body gesture analysis, and computational auditory scene analysis. Thornburg has recently served as a Codirector of the Situated Multimedia Arts Learning Laboratory (SMALLab), a mixed-reality learning environment that has positively impacted thousands of students at local and national levels, and now he is the Director of the Mediating Complex Systems initiative at AME/ASU. His work has partially been supported by National Science Foundation, National Instruments Inc., Intel Corporation, and Acoustic Technologies Ltd. Thornburg was a Cofinalist for the Peoria Prize for Creativity in 2006, and received the IEEE Outstanding Faculty Award in 2008 for "outstanding contributions to audio content search."
Biography Updated on 23 August 2009