The  Sound and Music Computing (SMC) group does research with the aim of understanding, modeling, and improving human interaction with sound and music. SMC is cross-disciplinary and combines engineering, design, signal processing and computer science with music perception, cognition, production and performance. Our research in these areas investigates: sound synthesis, analysis, and processing; new interfaces for musical expression and embodied interaction; physics-based sound synthesis and control; sound for multimodal environments and sonic interaction design; music informatics and machine learning techniques; multimedia programming and the design of novel forms audio and music related technologies. 

SMC is part of a wider international network of researchers within the field, involving many different research centers and organizations. It aims to develop the next generation of sound and music computing to not only benefit users of such technologies, but also a considerably wide variety of industries, from entertainment to education to health, and social services.