|Ricardo A. Garcia
rago @ ragomusic.comhttp://www.ragomusic.com
|Last updated on 6/11/2017|
|Objective||Very diverse senior software engineer with strong background in digital signal processing offering innovative ideas for audio, video, media and information management industries.
Work in a highly motivated scientific environment, involved with research/development of novel ideas for the audio/music/video/media/information industries.
|Realtime sound processing in mobile platforms (Android, iOS), hearing health, sound synthesis, algorithmic representation of DSP routines, DSP for sound modeling, psychoacoustics, sound, music and media encoding/decoding, audio watermarking and data hiding, modular architecture for computer systems, cognitive models for music and sound, evolutionary computation, music information retrieval, music similarity, automated music recommendations, online communities.|
|Detailed work experience
|Education||Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge MA
Master of Science in Media Arts and Sciences, September 2001, GPA: 3.9/4.0
Master’s thesis title: Automatic Generation of Sound Synthesis Techniques
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Master of Science in Music Engineering, May 1999, GPA: 3.93/4.0
Master’s thesis title: Digital Watermarking of Audio Signals using Psychoacoustic and Spread Spectrum Techniques
– Scholarship granted by COLCIENCIAS and LASPAU.
– Award of Academic Merit by the Dean of the Graduate School, May 1999
Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB), Medellin, Colombia S.A.
Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering, December 1996, GPA: 4.05 / 5.0
Bachelor thesis title: Platform for the Digital Signals Processing of audio signals: Pitch shifting algorithm.
|DSP, Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Sound Synthesis, Adaptive DSP, Speech Processing, Pattern Recognition, Machine Learning, Control Systems, Mathematical Modeling, Loudspeaker Design, Network Communications, Cognitive Models, Mechatronics|
|Audio Engineering Society (AES) member
Señal Nocturna (Music Band) : Composer (words and music), Keyboards, recording engineer, sequences, programming, musical production, mastering.
|Other Activities||Photography, writing, music playing and composition (piano, electronic music).|
|R. Garcia, “Browser that Archives Webpages”, Technical Disclosure Commons, (May 12, 2017) http://www.tdcommons.org/dpubs_series/509
Short, K., Garcia, R., Daniels, M. (2007). “Multi-Channel Audio Processing Using a Unified Domain Representation”, J. Audio Eng. Soc. Volume 55 Issue 3 pp. 156-165; March 2007
Short, K. and Garcia, R. (2006) “Accurate Low-Frequency Magnitude and Phase Estimation in the Presence of DC and Near-DC Aliasing”, 121st Convention, Audio Engineering Society, San Francisco, , October 5-8, 2006. Preprint 6934
Short, K. and Garcia, R. (2006) “Signal Analysis Using the Complex Spectral Phase Evolution (CSPE) Method”, 120th Convention, Audio Engineering Society, Paris, France, May 20-23, 2006. Preprint 6645
Short, K., Garcia, R., Daniels, M. (2005). “Multichannel Audio Processing Using a Unified Domain Representation”, 119th Convention, Audio Engineering Society, New York, NY, October 7-10, 2005. Preprint 6526
Short, K., Garcia, R., Daniels, M. (2005). “Scalability in KOZ Audio Compression”, 119th Convention, Audio Engineering Society, New York, NY, October 7-10, 2005. Preprint 6598
Short, K., et. al (2005). “An Introduction to the KOZ Scalable Audio Compression Technology”, 118th Convention, Audio Engineering Society, Barcelona, Spain, May 28 – 31, 2005. Preprint 6446
Short, K., et al (2005), “Methods and systems for digital rights management of protected content”, United States Patent Application 20050021539, January 27, 2005
Garcia, R. (2002). “Automatic Design of Sound Synthesis Techniques by means of Genetic Programming”, 113th Convention, Audio Engineering Society, Los Angeles, CA, October 5-8, 2002. Preprint 5654
Garcia, R. (2001). “Automating the Design of Sound Synthesis Techniques using Evolutionary Methods”, Proceedings of the COST G-6 Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFX-01), Limerick, Ireland, December 6-8, 2001
Garcia, R. (2001). “Automatic Generation of Sound Synthesis Techniques”, Master of Science Thesis, Master in Media Arts and Sciences, School of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, September 2001
Garcia, R. (2001). “Growing Sound Synthesizers using Evolutionary Methods”, to be presented in European Conference in Artificial Life 2001 (ECAL2001) special workshop in Artificial Life Models for Musical Applications to be held in University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic, September 9 2001
Garcia, R. (2000). “Towards the Automatic Generation of Sound Synthesis Techniques: Preparatory Steps”, 109th Convention, Audio Engineering Society, Los Angeles, CA, September 22 -25, 2000. Preprint 5186
Kim, Y. E., Chai, W., Garcia, R., Vercoe, B. (2000).”Analysis of a Contour-based Representation for Melody”, International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval, Plymouth, MA, October 23 – 25, 2000
Garcia, R. (1999). “Digital Watermarking of Audio Signals using a Psychoacoustic Auditory Model and Spread Spectrum Theory”, 107th Convention, Audio Engineering Society, New York, NY, September 24-27, 1999. Preprint 5073
Garcia, R. (1999). “Digital Watermarking of Audio Signals using a Psychoacoustic Auditory Model and Spread Spectrum Theory”, Master of Science Thesis, Music Engineering Technology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL, April 21, 1999
|Selected Patents||A. Sabin, R. Garcia “Processing Multichannel Audio Signals,” U.S. Patent: 9454970, issued date September 27, 2016
K. Short, R. Garcia, M. Daniels, J. Curley “Systems and methods for high resolution signal analysis and chaotic data compression,” U.S. Patent Application: 11441791, publication date November 30, 2006
K. Short, P. Dorward, R. Garcia, B. Hunt, M. Glover, J. Curley, J. Struven, M. Gallagher “Methods and systems for digital rights management of protected content,” U.S. Patent Application: 10794571, publication date January 1, 2005
|References||Available upon request.|