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P a n t e l i s   V a s s i l a k i s   P h . D .
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Post-Doc. Auditory Science - University of California, Los Angeles
Post doctoral certificate in Auditory Science. Comparative experimental work on Otoacoustic Emissions in the human ear and the ear of the frog at Prof. Peter M. Narins’s laboratory.
(UCLA, Department of Physiological Science)
Publications: JASA article  - Book chapter

Ph.D.   Music Cognition, Acoustics, & Aesthetics - University of California, Los Angeles
Doctor of Philosophy in Ethnomusicology, specialization in Systematic Musicology
(
Music Cognition and Acoustics, Musical Aesthetics).
Dissertation: Perceptual and Physical Properties of Amplitude Fluctuation and their Musical Significance  
(Dissertation advisor: Prof. Roger A. Kendall). The study examines the wave properties of sound intensity variations resulting from wave interference. The musical relevance of the perceptual attributes of amplitude fluctuation (i.e. beating and roughness sensations) is addressed through an examination of musical practices from around the world.

M.A.   Music Cognition, Acoustics, & Aesthetics - University of California, Los Angeles
Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology, specialization in Systematic Musicology.
Thesis: Beats, the Difference Tone, and the Perception of the Missing Fundamental.

B.A.   Compositions - Kingston University, Surrey, UK
Bachelors of Arts in Music Composition and Music Technology.
Thesis: The Nutcracker Ball. Three original compositions celebrating the 100 years of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, commissioned by the English National Ballet.

Electrical Engineering - National Polytechnic of Athens, Greece
Courses in Physics, (Mechanics, Waves, Electricity & Magnetism) and Digital Systems of Communication.

p u b l i c a t i o n s

Vassilakis P.N. (2013). Book Review: “The Psychology of Music in Multimedia,” edited by Siu-Lan Tan, A.J. Cohen, S.D. Lipscomb, and R.A. Kendall. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2013. In Psychomusicology, Music, Mind and Brain, 23(3): 196-199.

Vassilakis P.N. and Kendall, R.A. (2010). Psychoacoustic and cognitive aspects of auditory roughness: definitions, models, and applications. Proceedings of Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XV 7527: 75270 O1-7. SPIE: Bellingham, Washington & IS&T: Springfield, Virginia.

Vassilakis P.N. (2009). Assessment-Driven Collaborative Learning. Symposium, Journal of the College Music Society, Glenn Stanley, editor, 49/50: 207-216.

Vassilakis, P.N. and Fitz, K. (2008).  SRA 2.0: A Web-based Research Tool for Spectral and Roughness Analysis of Sound Signals.  Supported by a Northwest Academic Computing Consortium grant to Dr. J. Middleton, Eastern Washington University.
[http://musicalgorithms.ewu.edu/algorithms/roughness.html] or [http://www.acousticslab.org/roughness]

Various versions presented/published as:
Vassilakis, P.N. (2007a). SRA: A web-based research tool for spectral and roughness analysis of sound signals.  Proceedings of the 4th Sound and Music Computing (SMC) Conference: 319-325.  C. Spyridis, A. Georgaki, G. Kouroupetroglou, and C. Anagnostopoulou, editors. Lefkada, Greece: National Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Vassilakis, P.N. (2007b). SRA: An online research tool for sound signal analysis.  Presented at the 7th MERLOT International Conference (MIC), 2007 (Thu. 8/9/07, 5:30 p.m.).  [http://conference.merlot.org/2007/]
Vassilakis, P.N. (2006).  SRA: An online tool for Spectral and Roughness Analysis of sound signals.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 120(5/2): 3277.
Vassilakis, P.N. and Fitz, K. (2006).  SRA: An online tool for Spectral and Roughness Analysis of sound signals.  Proceedings of the 9th ICMPC: 486.  M. Baroni, A. R. Addessi, R. Caterina, and M. Costa, editors.  Bologna: Bononia University Press.

Simmons, D.D., Meenderink, S.W.F., and Vassilakis, P.N. (2006).  Anatomy, physiology, and function of auditory end-organs in the frog inner ear.  In Hearing and Sound Communication in Amphibians, P.M. Narins, A.S. Feng, R.R. Fay, and A.N. Popper, editors, pp. 184-220.  Vol. 28 in the series, "Springer Handbook of Auditory Research," R.R. Fay, and A.N. Popper, editors.  New York: Springer.

Alves, W. and Vassilakis P.N. [online supplement only] (2006).  Active listening tools - Online supplement. In Music of the Peoples of the World.  Belmont, CA: Wadsworth / Thomson Learning.
[http://music.wadsworth.com/alves_1e]

Vassilakis, P.N. (2005a).  Auditory roughness as means of musical expression.  Selected Reports in Ethnomusicology, 12: 119-144.

Vassilakis, P.N. (2005b).  Organizing and recognizing musical tension/release patterns may be culture dependent.  American Institute of Physics Press Room.   [http://acoustics.org/pressroom/httpdocs/149th/Vassilakis.html]

Vassilakis, P.N., Meenderink, S.W.F., and Narins, P.M. (2004).  Distortion product otoacoustic emissions provide clues to hearing mechanisms in the frog ear.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 116(6): 3713-3726.

Giorgoudes, P. and Vassilakis, P.N. (2004).  Cyprus Music Network: Online digital music archive of Cypriot folk music.  Nicosia: Intercollege.  Project funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation.
[http://www.cmn.intercollege.ac.cy]

Vassilakis, P.N. (2002). Music of the Near East: Online teaching and research tool showcasing UCLA’s Near East music ensemble.  Los Angeles, CA: UCLA.  Project supported by the Department of Ethnomusicology, University of California, Los Angeles.
[http://www.acousticslab.org/world/Ensembles/NearEast/NearEast.htm]

Vassilakis, P.N. (2001).  Perceptual and Physical Properties of Amplitude Fluctuation and their Musical Significance.  Doctoral dissertation.  Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles.

Vassilakis, P.N. (1998).  A single model explaining the first and second pitch-shift effects as alternative manifestations of a single phenomenon.  Proceedings of the 5th ICMPC: 107-114.  Seoul, Korea: Seoul National University.

Vassilakis, P.N. (1997).  Beats, the Difference Tone, and the Perception of the Missing Fundamental.  Master's Thesis.  Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles.

i n v i t e d   l e c t u r e s

UCLA School of Music, Department of Ethnomusicology, Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy Colloquium Series, 2016
"Impact of digital technologies on the creation, distribution, perception, and evaluation of sound and media arts"
 
Audio Engineering Society (AES) Chicago Chapter, 2011
Engineering And Recording Society of Chicago (EARS), 2011
"Perceptual implications of data compressed audio."
 
University of Chicago, Graduate Program in Cognitive Psychology / Music Cognition, The Perception and Understanding of Music Colloquium Series, 2011
Northwestern University, Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Department, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, 2009
"Psychoacoustic and cognitive aspects of auditory roughness: definitions, models, and applications."
 
Stanford University, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), 2008
"Culture-dependent emotional reactions to music: Auditory roughness, cultural background, & musical tension-release judgments"
 
Acoustical Society of America, Los Angeles Chapter, 2002
"Three-dimensional sound signals and their relevance to wave energy quantities and sound interference products"
 

i n v i t e d   c o n f e r e n c e   a b s t r a c t s  &  p r o c e e d i n g s

Vassilakis, P.N. (2012).  Differences in instrument construction and performance practices among musical traditions reveal and guide different aesthetic attitudes towards timbre.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 131(4/2): 3330.
[Special session on Acoustics of Traditional Practices and Instruments.]

Kendall, R.A. and Vassilakis, P.N. (2010).  Perception and acoustical analyses of traditionally orchestrated musical structures versus non-traditional counterparts. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 128(4/2): 2344.
[Special session on Musical Acoustics: Analysis, Synthesis, and Perception of Musical Sounds II.]

Vassilakis, P.N. and Kendall, R.A. (2010).  Psychoacoustic and cognitive aspects of auditory roughness: definitions, models, and applications. Human Vision and Electronic Imaging XV Conference, IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging 2010, San Jose, CA.

Vassilakis, P.N. (2007a).  Interdisciplinary challenges and potential in film music course design.  Proceedings of the 8th Conference of The Society for Music Perception and Cognition: 63-64.  C. Beckett and M. Hall, editors.  Montreal, Canada: Concordia University.
[Symposium on Music in multimedia: Theoretical, empirical, and pedagogical perspectives.]

Vassilakis, P.N. (2007b).  Representing sound energy, phase, and interference using three-dimensional signals.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 121(5/2): 3098.
[Special session on Speech Communication: Frontiers of Spectrum Analysis with Speech Applications.]

c o n f e r e n c e   a b s t r a c t s  &  p r o c e e d i n g s

Vassilakis, P.N. and Davis, A. (2017).  Music to some, noise to others; reducing outdoor music festivals' sonic impact on surrounding communities. Case study: KAABOO 2016, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 141(5/2): 3622.
[ Acoustics 17, 173rd meeting of ASA, Boston, MA ]

Guzman, S., Kanters, S.B., and Vassilakis, P.N. (2013).  Utilizing effective media demonstrations and exercises on the perception of sound. Proceedings of the 50th International Conference of the Audio Engineering Society: Audio Education, Murfreesboro, TN, July 25-27, 2013.

Vassilakis, P.N. (2012).  Curricular, resource, administrative, and collaborative components of launching a new academic program. Proceedings of the 10th Annual HICE (Hawai’i International Conference on Education). CD-ROM (ISSN #1541-5899), Honolulu, HI.
http://www.hiceducation.org

Kendall, R.A. and Vassilakis, P.N. (2011).  Blend, identification, and similarity of differentially orchestrated wind triads correlated with acoustical analyses of spectral distribution and roughness. Program/abstracts of the 10th Conference of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition: p.18. Rochester, New York: Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

Vassilakis, P.N. (2010).  Facilitating effective online learning: Teaching faculty how to teach online. Proceedings of the 8th Annual HICE (Hawai’i International Conference on Education). CD-ROM (ISSN #1541-5899), Honolulu, HI.
http://www.hiceducation.org

Vassilakis, P.N. (2009).  Assessment-driven collaborative learning: Case study of two online music courses. Proceedings of the 7th Annual HICAH (Hawai’i International Conference on Arts and Humanities). CD-ROM (ISSN #1541-5899), Honolulu, HI.
http://www.hichumanities.org

Vassilakis, P.N. and Kendall, R.A. (2008a).  Auditory roughness profiles and musical tension/release patterns in a Bosnian ganga song.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 124(4/2): 2448.

Vassilakis, P.N. (2008a).  Acoustic differences in instrument construction and performance practices among musical traditions reveal and guide different aesthetic attitudes towards timbre.  Proceedings of the 53rd SEM Conference (Society for Ethnomusicology): 123. Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT.

Vassilakis, P.N. and Kendall, R.A. (2008b).  Two case studies of culture-dependent emotional reactions to music: Middle-Eastern mijwiz pieces and Bosnian ganga singing.  Proceedings of the 20th biennial meeting of IAEA (International Association of Experimental Aesthetics). CD-ROM, Kenneth S. Bordens, editor. Chicago, IL.

Vassilakis, P.N. and Kendall, R.A. (2007).  Acoustical, perceptual, and cognitive aspects of ganga singing: Culture dependent emotional reactions to a ganga song.  Paper presented at the 52nd SEM Conference (Pre-conference Symposium on Cognitive Ethnomusicology). Columbus, OH.

Kendall, R.A. and Vassilakis, P.N. (2007).  Interactions of timbre with consonance, dissonance, and roughness in multitimbral triads.  Proceedings of the 8th Conference of The Society for Music Perception and Cognition: 30-31.  C. Beckett and M. Hall, editors.  Montreal, Canada: Concordia University.

Vassilakis, P.N. (2007c).  Assessment- and multimedia-driven course design that aims at collaborative learning. Paper presented at the 50th National Conference of the College Music Society, Salt Lake City.

Vassilakis, P.N., Kendall, R.A., and Racy, A.J. (2006).  The worlds of music: culture-dependent emotional reactions to an improvisation on the mijwiz.  Proceedings of the 51st SEM Conference: 197. University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

Kendall, R.A. and Vassilakis, P.N. (2006).  Perceptual acoustics of consonance and dissonance in multitimbral triads.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 120(5/2): 3676.

Vassilakis, P.N. (2006a).  Music as a means for modeling the human experience of time.  Proceedings of the 4th Annual HICAH (Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities).  CD-ROM (ISSN #1541-5899), Honolulu, HI.   [http://www.hichumanities.org]

Vassilakis, P.N. and Kendall, R.A. (2006).  Musical tension/release patterns and auditory roughness profiles in an improvisation on the Middle-Eastern mijwiz.  Proceedings of the 9th ICMPC (International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition): 361.  M. Baroni, A. R. Addessi, R. Caterina, and M. Costa, editors.  Bologna: Bononia University Press.

Vassilakis, P.N. and Moore, J. (2006).  Using multimedia instructional materials and frequent assessments to achieve learning.  4th Annual SLATE Conference (Supporting Learning and Technology in Education). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago.

Vassilakis, P.N. (2006b).  Engaging students with multimedia course materials and assessments.  10th Annual Faculty Conference on Teaching, Learning, and Technology. Chicago, IL: DePaul University.

Vassilakis, P.N. (2005a).  An improvisation on the Middle-Eastern mijwiz; auditory roughness profiles and tension/release patternsJ. Acoust. Soc. Am., 117(4/2): 2476.

Vassilakis, P.N. (2005b).  Art as a mode of knowing and a model for action.  Proceedings of the 3rd Annual HICAH (Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities).  CD-ROM (ISSN #1541-5899), Honolulu, HI.   [http://www.hichumanities.org]

Vassilakis, P.N. (2004a).  Instructional design in online environments: Challenges and possibilities.  2nd Annual SLATE Conference (Supporting Learning and Technology in Education).  Chicago, IL: University of Chicago.

Vassilakis, P.N. (2004b).  Dichotic beats: Perception of sound interference versus detection of sound-source motion.  Proceedings of the 8th ICMPC.  R. Ashley and S. Lipscomb, editors (CD-ROM).  Evanston, IL: Northwestern University.

Vassilakis, P.N. (2004c).  Towards a phenomenology of film music.  Proceedings of the 2nd Annual HICAH.  CD-ROM (ISSN #1541-5899), Honolulu, HI.   [http://www.hichumanities.org]

Vassilakis, P.N. (2003).  Three-dimensional sound signals and their relevance to wave energy quantities and sound interference products.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 114(4/2): 2350.

Vassilakis, P.N. and Narins, P.M. (2003).  Evoked otoacoustic emissions provide clues to hearing mechanisms in the frog.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 114(4/2): 2414. [Also presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA, poster C388.1, 27.]

Vassilakis, P.N. (2002).  Dichotic sound interference products, sound localization cues, and binaural interaction at a neural level.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 112(5/2): 2299.

Vassilakis, P.N. (2001).  Auditory roughness estimation of complex spectra - Roughness degrees and dissonance ratings of harmonic intervals revisited.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 110(5/2): 2755.
[Best Student Paper Award in Musical Acoustics.]

Vassilakis, P.N. (2000a).  Amplitude modulation depth versus degree of amplitude fluctuation: implementation error, adjustment and implications.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 108(5/2): 2597.

Vassilakis, P.N. (2000b).  Auditory roughness estimation of complex spectra.  Proceedings of the 6th ICMPC.  C. Woods, G. Luck, R. Brochard, F. Seddon, and J. A. Sloboda, editors (CD-ROM).  Keele, England: Keele University.

Vassilakis, P.N. (1999).  Chords as spectra; harmony as timbre.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 106(4/2): 2286 (supported by UCLA's Graduate Division).

Vassilakis, P.N. (1998).  The first pitch-shift effect as a Doppler effect.  A simple physical explanation to a complex perceptual phenomenon.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 104(3/2): 1799.

Vassilakis, P.N. (1997).  First and second pitch-shift effect as alternative manifestations of a single phenomenon: introduction.  J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 102(5/2): 3186.

s e r v i c e

Ad hoc Reviewing
   _Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
   _Computer Music Journal
   _Journal of Mathematics & Music
   _Empirical Musicology Review
   _Journal of Comparative Physiology A
   _Arts Education Policy Review
   _Oxford University Press
   _Continuum
   _Hawaii International Conf. on the Arts & Humanities
   _MERLOT
   _Quality Matters
   _Ministry of Education, Greece

 

 

Memberships
   _Acoustical Society of America
   _Audio Engineering Society
   _Society for Music Perception and Cognition
   _Society for Ethnomusicology
   _College Music Society
   _MERLOT, Music editorial team
   _Quality Matters, Certified course reviewer

a c t i v i t i e s

Volleyball Player
Competed as a member of the Greek National Volleyball Team

Freelance Photographer
Photographed for Athinaikes Ltd., a major fashion publisher in Athens, Greece.

 

  


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