Kenneth I. Brown

ORCID: 0000-0002-1840-6151


Ken is an Electronic Hardware, Firmware and Software developer, specialising in audiovisual and therapeutic research. He gained an MA with distinction in Music Technology at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast in 2004, and since then has held Research Associate posts at various UK Universities.
His areas of research include: Interactive Multisensory Environments [iMUSE]; contactless control of aesthetically-pleasing audio/visual/tactile feedback to increase wellbeing and agency in people with disabilities (University of Sunderland), signal-processing, machine-learning algorithms and an iOS application for classification and feedback from utterances by pre-speech infants [BabblePlay] (University of York, AudioLab / Linguistics), Web Audio Virtual Environment Rendering [WEAVER] (University of York Audio Lab and secondment to BBC Audio Research, Salford.), VR capture, rendering-workflow and experimental procedures for assessing wellbeing differences between real and virtual community choirs [SINGSVR] (University of York: AudioLab / Dept of Music / Stockholm Environmental Institute).
As of 2019, his current post is KTP Research Associate in Audio Modelling Development, a partnership between the University of York and RPPtv London, supervised by Dr Jez Wells. This aims to develop a cloud based service that will enable users to convert material from digital audio archives into real time controllable audio files that can be used in cross platform media production.

Associated Projects

  • BabblePlay
  • SINGSVR: Simulating Inclusive Natural Group Singing in VR