Lecturer (School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, based at SARC)
Email: m.vanwalstijn [at] qub.ac.uk
Tel: +44 28 9097 4842
Address: School of Creative Arts, SARC, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN
Maarten van Walstijn is a graduate of the Institute of Sonology in The Hague (The Netherlands). He received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2002, and was post-doctoral research assistant in Edinburgh for two years from 2001. Since 2003 he is a Lecturer at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queens' and the School of Electric and Electronic Engineering of Queen's University Belfast. He conducts research in the field spanned by the disciplines of acoustics, music, and engineering and is working on a variety of related topics, including physical modelling of musical instruments, acoustic measurement methods, room acoustics and sound spatialisation.
My research interests can be broadly categorised under three main themes:
Numerical modelling of musical instruments, varying from traditional instruments to novel virtual-acoustic instruments, for the two inter-related purposes of understanding the acoustic functioning and sound synthesis, using different physical modelling paradigms, including finite-differences, digital waveguides, modal synthesis.
Numerical methods for simulation of acoustic spaces, with the purpose of prediction and auralisation of their acoustics, and with further aims of developing and investigating methods for spatial audio reproduction techniques.
Measurement of signals produced with musical instruments, for the purpose of extracting information about the instrument and/or the player actions. Work under this theme has - so far - mainly focused on wind instruments.
Computational Acoustics (MUS7016)
Digital Signal Processing (ELE3016)
Digital Signal Processing (ELE8059)