Michele Geronazzo, Ph.D., is Associate Professor at the University of Padova – Dept. of Management and Engineering, and part of the coordination unit of the EU-H2020 project SONICOM at Imperial College London. He received his M.S. degree in Computer Engineering (2009) and his Ph.D. degree in Information & Communication Technologies (2014) from the University of Padova. Between 2014 and 2021, he has worked as an Assistant Professor in Digital Media at the University of Udine and postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London, Aalborg University, and the University of Verona in the fields of neurosciences and simulations of complex human-machine systems. His main research interests involve binaural spatial audio modeling and synthesis, virtual & augmented reality, and sound in human-computer interactions. He is IEEE Senior Member and part of the organizing committee of the IEEE VR Workshop on Sonic Interactions for Virtual Environments since 2015 (chair of the 2018 and 2020 editions). From September 2019, Michele Geronazzo has been appointed as Editorial Board member for Frontiers in Virtual Reality, and he served as guest editor for Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (John Wiley & Sons and Hindawi publishers, 2019). He is a co-recipient of six best paper/poster awards and co-author of more than seventy scientific publications. In 2015, his Ph.D. thesis was honored by the Acoustic Society of Italy (AIA) with the “G. Sarcedote” award.
Stefania Serafin is Professor of Sonic interaction design at Aalborg University in Copenhagen and the leader of the Multi-sensory Experience Lab together with Rolf Nordahl. She was previously appointed Associate Professor (2006-2013) and Assistant Professor (2003-2006) in the same University. She has been visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge and KTH in Stockholm (2003) and visiting professor at the University of Virginia (2002). Since 2014 she is the President of the Sound and Music Computing association, and since 2018 Project Leader of the Nordic Sound and Music Computing network supported by Nordforsk. She has been part of the organizing committee of the IEEE VR Workshop on Sonic Interactions for Virtual Environments from the first edition. She is also the coordinator of the Sound and music computing Master at Aalborg University. Stefania received her PhD entitled “The sound of friction: computer models, playability and musical applications” from Stanford University in 2004, supervised by Professor Julius Smith III. She is co-author of more than 300 papers in the fields of sound and music computing, sound for virtual and augmented reality, sonic interaction design and new interfaces for musical expression.