Duncan A. H. Williams

Researcher, Digital Creativity Labs/AudioLab

Email: duncan.williams@york.ac.uk
Website: duncanwilliams.info
Twitter: twitter.com/duncancipher
ORCID: 0000-0003-4793-8330


  • Signal Processing
  • Brain-Computer Interfacing
  • Emotion


Duncan is a Researcher in the Digital Creativity Labs (Department of Computer Science). Prior to this he was a Research Fellow in Music with Artificial Intelligence, working on an EPSRC funded project on a Brain-Computer Interface for Monitoring and Inducing Affective States at the ICCMR in Plymouth, UK (2012-2017), a post-doctoral Research MCR at Wolfson College Oxford, and Music Technology Officer in the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, UK (2009-2012). Duncan studied signal processing and psychoacoustics at the Institute of Sound Recording (IoSR) in Guildford (Surrey University). He holds teaching qualifications from Surrey University, Apple Inc., and Plymouth University, and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He was a co-recipient of a “Digital Humanities Teaching Award” at Oxford in 2011, was nominated by Plymouth Student Union for “Inspirational Teaching” in 2016, and was a finalist in the science communication category at Falling Walls (Berlin) in 2018.

Associated Active Projects

  • Noise at Night Time

Highlighted Publications

“Emotion in Video Game Soundtracking” – Duncan Williams and Newton Lee

“Affective Calibration of Musical Feature Sets in an Emotionally Intelligent Music Composition System” – Duncan Williams, Alexis Kirke, Eduardo Miranda, Ian Daly, Faustina Hwang, James Weaver and Slawomir Nasuto

“Toward Emotionally-Congruent Dynamic Soundtrack Generation” – Duncan Williams