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Dr. Stephen Roddy
Teaching Fellow, Electronic & Elect. Engineering

Biography

I am an Artist, Researcher, and Lecturer based at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) conducting work in Computer Science and the Creative Arts. 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.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

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, 2022 TARA - Full Text

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 Published Abstract, 2022 TARA - Full Text

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, 2021 URL TARA - Full Text

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, 2021 TARA - Full Text URL

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, 2021 DOI

Stephen Roddy, Using Conceptual Metaphors to Represent Temporal Context in Time-Series Data Sonification, Interacting with Computers, 2020 Journal Article, 2020 DOI TARA - Full Text

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 Journal Article, 2020 DOI

Stephen Roddy, IoT and AI-Driven Audio in the Smart City: A Rhythmanalysis inspired approach., The Irish Sound Science and Technology Association Conference, Ulster Unviersity, Magee Campus, Derry/Londonderry, 9-10 November, 2018 Published Abstract, 2018 TARA - Full Text

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 Conference Paper, 2018 TARA - Full Text

Stephen Roddy & Brian Bridges, Addressing the Mapping Problem in Sonic Information Design through Embodied Image Schemata, Conceptual Metaphors, and Conceptual Blending, Journal of Sonic Studies, 17, 2018 Journal Article, 2018 URL TARA - Full Text

Stephen Roddy, Ambient Data Monitoring w/Generative Music Systems using EC & ML Techniques., Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity, Dublin, 20th-22nd August 201, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018 TARA - Full Text

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, 2018 DOI

Stephen Roddy, Signal to Noise Loops i++: Noise Water Air, xCoAx - Conference on Computation, Communication, Aesthetics & X, Madrid, 12-13 July, edited by André Rangel, Luísa Ribas, Mario Verdicchio, & Miguel Carvalhais , (ISBN: 978-989-746-17), 2018, pp237 - 240 Conference Paper, 2018 TARA - Full Text

Stephen Roddy, Absolute Nothingness - The Kyoto School and Sound Art Practice, The Proceedings of Invisible Places 2017, Invisible Places, São Miguel, Azores, Portugal., 7-9 April 2017, edited by Edited by Raquel Castro & Miguel Carvalhais , 2017, pp157 - 173 Conference Paper, 2017 URL TARA - Full Text

Stephen Roddy, Composing the Good Ship Hibernia and the hole in the bottom of the world, Part F131930, 2017 Conference Paper, 2017 DOI TARA - Full Text

Alan Dormer and Stephen Roddy, Sound, Place & Multiplace, rish Sound Science and Technology Association Conference, Ulster University, Magee Campus, Derry/Londonderry, 7-9th September, 2016 Published Abstract, 2016 TARA - Full Text

Stephen Roddy & Brian Bridges, Sounding Human with Data: The Role of Embodied Conceptual Metaphors and Aesthetics in Representing and Exploring Data Sets, the Proceedings of the Music Technology Workshop 2016, Music Technology Workshop, Michael Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin, June 10th, 2016, pp64 - 76 Conference Paper, 2016 URL TARA - Full Text

Stephen Roddy and Dermot Furlong, Sonification Listening: An Empirical Embodied Approach, Proceedings of hte 21st International Conference on Auditory Display, 21st International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD), Graz, Austria , July 8-10 2015, edited by David Worrall , 2015, pp181 - 187 Conference Paper, 2015 URL TARA - Full Text

Stephen Roddy, Sonification and the Digital Divide, Digital Materials, National University of Ireland, Galway, 21-22 May, 2015 Published Abstract, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Stephen Roddy, Embodied sonification, Trinity College Dublin. School of Engineering. Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, 2015 Thesis, 2015 TARA - Full Text

Stephen Roddy and Dermot Furlong, Embodied Auditory Display Affordances, Proceedings of 12th Sound and Music Computing Conference, 12th Sound and Music Computing Conference, NUIM Maynooth, July 26 - August 1 2, edited by Joseph Timoney , 2015, pp477 - 484 Conference Paper, 2015 TARA - Full Text URL

Stephen Roddy, Dermot Furlong, Embodied Aesthetics in Auditory Display, Organized Sound, 19, (Special Issue 01), 2014, p70 - 77 Journal Article, 2014 URL

Stephen Roddy, Dermot Furlong, Rethinking the Transmission Medium in Live Computer Music Performance, Third Annual Sound Science and Technology Convocation 2013, Dun Laoghaire Instute of Art Design Technology, Dublin, August 28-29 2013, 2013 Conference Paper, 2013 TARA - Full Text URL

Roddy, S., & Furlong, D, Embodied cognition in auditory display, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Auditory Display, 19th International Conference on Auditory Display, Łódź, Poland, 2013, 2013, pp127 - 134 Conference Paper, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Research Expertise

Description

Sonification, Auditory Display, Human-computer Interaction (HCI), Sound and Music Computing, Creative Technologies, Internet of Things, Applied Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

Projects

  • Title
    • Auditory Display for Large Scale IoT Networks
  • Summary
    • Involved research into, and the development of, auditory display and sonification solutions for data from large-scale IoT networks.
  • Funding Agency
    • Irirsh Research Council
  • Date From
    • September 2017
  • Date To
    • September 2019

Keywords

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

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Trinity College Dublin - Postgraduate Research Studentship 2012-2015

Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship Award 2017-2019

Memberships

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.