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Acoustical Society of America
Making meaning from data – from the acoustics lab to machine learning
Dr. David Carreon Bradley is no longer able to present his talk, “Worship Space Acoustics: Sounds of the Sacred.”

Dr. Andrew Morrison, professor of physics and astronomy at Joliet Junior College, will join us to discuss his work on the steelpan drum.

The characteristic sound of a Caribbean steelpan drum is easy to recognize by ear, but we still do not have a full scientific explanation for the how this musical instrument produces the distinctive tone. In this talk, Morrison will discuss what is known about the physics of the steelpan, how we have engaged with the public to help us classify our data, and how we are using machine learning algorithms to help us process large data sets. He will also discuss how this study is useful for illustrating some parts of the scientific process.

Dr. Morrison’s research interests include using optical methods and machine learning analysis techniques to study the vibrations of musical instruments. Dr. Morrison is a past chair of the ASA Technical Committee on Musical Acoustics, is actively involved in the ASA Committee on Education in Acoustics and has a passion for working with undergraduates in his laboratory.

Aug 6, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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