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Pantelis Vassilakis earned a Post Doctoral Certificate in Auditory Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Arts degrees in Ethnomusicology, specializing in Systematic Musicology (music cognition, acoustics, and aesthetics) also from UCLA, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Composition and Technology from Kingston University, Surrey, England. He has also completed course studies in physics and digital systems of communication at the National Polytechnic of Athens, Greece.  

Dr. Vassilakis has composed award-wining works for the English National Ballet and the London Chinese Orchestra and is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter with several original releases and contributions to other artists.
Since 1997, he has been presenting at US national and international conferences, publishing several abstracts, articles, and book chapters, chairing
Columbia College Chicago's Audio Arts & Acoustics department, and serving as reviewer for publications that include the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, the Journal of Comparative Physiology, the Computer Music Journal, Psychomusicology, and Oxford University Press. His research explores music dissonance perception, psychoacoustics, music-induced hearing disorders, noise assessment and mitigation, signal analysis, and film music theory, perception, and aesthetics. He currently teaches at LMU's School of Film and Television.

Recognitions include awards from the London Arts Board, UK, the National Training Council, UK, HRH The Princess of Wales, and the Acoustical Society of America.
In 2016, Pantelis founded AcousticsLab/Sound4Vision, specializing in Acoustics, Sound Perception, and Noise Assessment & Mitigation Consulting for Arts and Entertainment Events. Clients include The Port of Los Angeles, The Hollywood Bowl,
The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Mill @ Vicksburg, and The KAABOO Experience. In 2020, the company ventured into Music Creation [ Sound4Vision ℗ ] and Publishing [ AcousticsLab Just The Sound You Want! ]
Pantelis lives in San Marcos, CA with his wife, Maria E. Vassilakis, a biologist
with a Masters degree in Nursing, currently at Astellas Pharma Global Development, Inc., and their two children.