Dr Jer-Ming Chen

Dr Jer-Ming Chen

Fields of research: Acoustics and Acoustical Devices; Waves, Music Performance
Campus: Kensington
Tags: Music, Voice and Data Equipment, Communication Across Languages and Culture

Dr Jer-Ming Chen completed his PhD at the School of Physics (UNSW) in 2010.

Pursuing his passion for music, combined with a technical discipline, Jer-Ming has made contributions in the field of Music Acoustics which have been widely recognized, including a paper in the journal Science. Along with Profs Joe Wolfe and John Smith (Music Acoustics Laboratory), his research attempts to answer an important question in music acoustics: Why do some musicians sound so good? What makes an exceptional...

Dr Jer-Ming Chen completed his PhD at the School of Physics (UNSW) in 2010.

Pursuing his passion for music, combined with a technical discipline, Jer-Ming has made contributions in the field of Music Acoustics which have been widely recognized, including a paper in the journal Science. Along with Profs Joe Wolfe and John Smith (Music Acoustics Laboratory), his research attempts to answer an important question in music acoustics: Why do some musicians sound so good? What makes an exceptional musician? In particular, his research revealed how expert saxophonists and clarinettists manipulate their vocal tracts during playing and thereby influence the instrument's performance.

Presently an Australian Post-doctoral Fellow (Industry), Jer-Ming extends his research to develop a system which tracks dynamically and precisely the acoustic properties of the vocal tract during speech. This technology will reveal much acoustic information used during speech (including features of accent), and in turn benefit speech training and language acquisition.

Dr Chen is also an accomplished musician, composer and arranger, and performs on musical instruments from various musical traditions.

Location

Room LG6 in the Old Main Building, coordinates J14 on campus maps. Detailed directions can be found here: http://www.phys.unsw.edu.au/jw/maps.html


 

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Research Activities

Vocal resonances in speech

This project aims to develop a system which tracks dynamically and precisely the acoustic properties of the vocal tract during speech.