Raul Masu is an upcoming assistant professor in Computational Media and Arts (CMA) Thrust, at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (GZ). Raul holds a bachelor in electronic music and a 10 years diploma (master-level equivalent) in music composition from the Music Conservatory of Trento, and a PhD in digital media from Nova University of Lisbon (Faculty of Science and Technology). He conducted research/taught in Italy, Portugal, and Thailand. With more than a decade of research experience, Raul co-authored more than 40 papers published in peer reviewed journals, conferences, and books in the field of music technology (i.e., NIME, AudioMostly, Sound and Music Computing) and HCI (i.e., CHI, TEI, DIS, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing Journal), obtaining awards and mentions in conferences like CHI and DIS.
Raul’s research is primarily on human computer interaction and music technology, and has worked on a wide range of interactive technology topics - including digital commons, music performance, interactive dance, live coding, game design, virtual reality. He is particularly active in the New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) community, and co-authored the ethical code and the environmental statement for this conference. He is one of the initiators of the NIME Eco Wiki, a repository to support a sustainable practice for music technology design. His current research focuses on 1) longevity and sustainability of interactive (music) systems, 2) shared agency, collaboration, and communities in interactive systems, and 3) embodied interaction.
Personal website: www.raulmasu.org