Dr. Mikael Fernström

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Personal Website: www.idc.ul.ie/mikael/

Dr. Mikael Fernström studied Electronic Engineering and Telecommunication at the Kattegatt Technical College in Halmstad, Sweden (completed 1975), and an M.Sc. by research in Computer Science from University of Limerick 1998. He is a Lecturer, Researcher and Course Director for UL’s Master’s Program in Interactive Media. He has participated in a number of research projects at the University of Limerick, including the Multimedia Browser Project (1995-1998), Sound of Action (1997-2000), Infopolis II (1997-2000), and LiteFoot (1997 -), Z-tiles (2001-2004), EU Sounding Objects (2001-2003), Multimodal Browsing (2002-2005). Currently he is completing his Ph.D. in Ecological Acoustics and Sound Design. His research interests cover Computer Science, HCI, Electronics, Sound, Music, Multimedia, History, Archaeology and the Performing Arts. He is a faculty member of the Interaction Design Centre at the University of Limerick, and also affiliated with the Centre for Computational Musicology and Computer Music (CCMCM) at the University of Limerick. He previously worked in industry (1975-1995) as inventor, electronics engineer, industrial designer, manager, composer, and director. He is one of the Irish delegates on the EU COST Action 287: ConGas gesture controlled audio effects. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society and the International Society of Ecological Psychology.