Biography

Benjamin O’Brien (PhD) is a researcher and composer working in the interdisciplinary fields of psychoacoustics, human movement, and language processing. His research centers on multisensory integration and individuality with a focus on auditory processing of sonification, voice perception, and dysarthric speech. He holds degrees in composition, mechanical and physical engineering, and mathematics from the University of Florida (PhD), Aix-Marseille University (MS), Mills College (MA), and the University of Virginia (BA). As a researcher, Benjamin has worked closely with Jean-François Bonastre, Christophe Bourdin, and Christine Meunier, and as a composer with Fred Frith, Paul Koonce, and Roscoe Mitchell. His work has been presented at numerous international conferences and festivals, including INTERSPEECH, International Computer Music Conference, and Festival Mixtur. His research has been published by Oxford University Press, Springer, and Routledge, among others. He has held research positions at the Institut des Sciences du Mouvement and Laboratoire Parole et Langage (AMU / CNRS). He currently lives in Marseille, where he is a post-doctorate researcher at the Laboratoire Informatique d’Avignon (Université d’Avignon).

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