Dr Ian Drumm
After graduating from the University of Leeds with a BSc in Physics in 1989, I worked for Kernel Technology as a software engineer and consultant for numerous clients such as Xerox, ICL, Uniplex, Luncheon Vouchers and the M.O.D. In 1999 I completed a PhD in Acoustics at the University of Salford, developing computer models to predict the propagation of sound in architectural spaces. I subsequently worked for the Manchester Visualisation Centre at the University of Manchester. I am currently a Lecturer for the School of Computing, Science and Engineering at the University of Salford.
I have delivered modules in Audio Technology, Musical Acoustics, Mathematics and Programming (Java, C#, C++, Web Applications/Services, Software Design, etc).
I have been PI, and CI for EPSRC and EU funded projects that include public engagement and developments in future media technologies. I have published journal articles in Beam Tracing for Room Acoustics Prediction, FDTD/FEM techniques and hybridised Wavefield Synthesis/Ambisonics.
Qualifications and Memberships
Degree: BSc Physics with Honours
PhD: Computer Modeling of Acoustics
PgCLTHE: Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
MIOA: Institute of Acoustics
Fazenda, B & Drumm, I 2013, 'Recreating the Sound of Stonehenge', Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 99, pp.110-117.
Drumm, I & Oldfield, R 2010, The prediction of synthesised wavefields within realistic room acoustics scenarios, in: 'The prediction of synthesised wavefields within realistic room acoustics scenarios', ICA, Sydney, Australia.
Drumm, I 2009, The application of a hybridised finite element / finite difference time domain technique for the modelling of systems common in room acoustics and musical acoustics., in: 'Internoise 2009 proceedings', Internoise, Ottawa, Canada. Conference details: INTER-NOISE 2009.
Oldfiled, R & Hirst, J M & Drumm, I 2008, A Finite Difference Time Domain Approach to Analysing Room Effects on Wave Field Synthesis Reproduction, in: 'AES ', AES, Amsterdam, Holland. Conference details: 124th Conv, Audio Eng. Soc., Amsterdam, Preprint 7359, May 2008.
Drumm, I 2008, The scanning and voxellisation of complex 3D objects for incorporation within Finite Difference Time Domain based acoustic prediction, in: 'IOA Spring Conference 2008 Proceedings', IOA, Reading, UK. Conference details: IOA Spring Conference 2008, 10-11 April 2008, Reading, UK..
Jeong, H & Drumm, I & Horner, B & Lam, Y W 2007, 'The modelling of frequency dependent boundary conditions In FDTD simulation of concert hall acoustics', Proc. 19th International Congress on Acoustics, Paper RBA-06-014-IP, Madrid, Sept. 2007..
Drumm, I & Lam, Y W 2007, 'Development and assessment of a finite difference time domain room acoustic prediction model that uses hall data in popular formats', Proc. Internoise 2007, Paper IN07_022, Istanbul, August 2007.
Drumm, I 2005, 'The Application of Adaptive Beam Tracing and Managed DirectX for the Visualisation and Auralisation of Virtual Environments', Information Visualisation (IV05) Conference Proceedings 2005.