Professor of Audio Design Practice and Assistant Dean of the USC Iovine and Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation
Dr. Brian K. Shepard is professor of Audio Design Practice and assistant dean of the USC Iovine and Young Academy for Arts, Technology and the Business of Innovation, where he oversees curriculum development and teaches the integration of sound and audio into design and technology.
For more than 20 years, Shepard’s research has focused on the technological skills and tools necessary to prepare students for life as 21st century musicians. In 1999, he conducted the very first demonstration of a private music lesson using uncompressed audio and video over Internet2 Network, an optical fiber Internet protocol, and continues to research the uses of high-performance networks for musical purposes. For his research in this area, he has twice been honored by Internet2 with their IDEA Award. In 2009, Shepard released EchoDamp, the only audio mixing and echo-control software application specifically designed for musical videoconferences and in use at more than 100 cultural and educational institutions around the world. His book Refining Sound: A Practical Guide to Synthesis and Synthesizers is published by Oxford University Press.
Personal Website: http://briankshepard.com/