Dr. Ian Drumm
School of Science, Engineering and Environment
Newton Building Room 113
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Senior Lecturer in Computer Science
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 Senior Lecturer for the School of Computing, Science and Engineering at the University of Salford.
Areas of research
Extended Reality, Deep Learning, Acoustics, Audio, Public Engagement
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, hybridised Wavefield Synthesis/Ambisonics and applications of XR in medical training and psychology. I currently do research for XR in medical training and the European funded AI foundry, exploring ways to leverage AI and Deep Learning technologies.
- Degree: BSc Physics with Honours
- PhD: Computer Modeling of Acoustics
- PgCLTHE: Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
- MIOA: Institute of Acoustics