2018 Keynote Speaker
Dr. Youngmoo Kim is Director of the Expressive & Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University. He received his Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab and also holds Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Music (Vocal Performance Practice) from Stanford University as well undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Music from Swarthmore College. His research group, the Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab) pursues transdisciplinary activities at the convergence of technology and creative expression and the advancement of arts-integrated learning in science and engineering, including machine understanding of sound, robotics for expressive interaction, and K-12 outreach for STEAM education. He was invited by the National Academy of Engineering to co-organize the "Engineering and Music" session for the 2010 Frontiers of Engineering conference and is co-author of an upcoming National Academies report on the integration of arts & humanities with science, engineering, and medicine in higher education. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Barra Foundation, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, among others. As a vocalist, Youngmoo has performed with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, American Musical Theater of San Jose, and SpeakEasy Stage Company (Boston).
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