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[ONLINE] Poppy Crum: "The future of immersive technologies - what the three-legged race of artists, engineers, and neuroscientists can bring to enhancing our experience of the natural world"

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The rebroadcast of a Distinguished Lecture by a guest from Dolby Laboratories (USA) followed by an online live discussion with Prof. Crum herself.

  • Distinguished Lecture
When Jan 28, 2021
from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Online (
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About the event

This session will feature the rebroadcast of the lecture presented by Poppy Crum on October 22, 2015 followed by a one-hour live discussion with Prof. Crum herself. The main goal is to revisit the topic, and then, in the discussion that follow, evaluate what has changed since the research was first presented. Participants are encouraged to submit their questions and comments in the chat of the platform used.

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CIRMMT FUNDING ELIGIBILITY REMINDER: CIRMMT student members should note that attendance at Distinguished Lectures is necessary to fulfill the eligibility requirements for funding opportunities. Attendance will be tracked via sign-up sheets for in-person events, and the chat of the online meeting platform used. 


Poppy Crum

Poppy Crum, PhD, is a neuroscientist and technologist. She is Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories and an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics and the Program in Symbolic Systems. At Dolby, Poppy directs the growth of internal science. She is responsible for integrating neuroscience and sensory data science into algorithm design, technological development, and technology strategy. At Stanford, her work focuses on the impact and feedback potential of modern technologies including gaming and immersive environments such as Augmented and Virtual Reality on neuroplasticity and learning. Poppy is a U.S. vice-chair to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a member of the Consumer Technology Association’s Board of Industry Leaders and Board of Trustees, and a former member of the Defense Science Research Council (DSRC) of DARPA. Prior to joining Dolby Laboratories Poppy was Research Faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where her neurophysiological research focused on understanding the neural correlates of how we hear in a complex acoustic environment and the functional circuitry that supports human sensory perception. 

Poppy is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society. She is a: 2018 recipient of the Advanced Imaging Society’s Distinguished Leadership Award, a 2017 recipient of the Consumer Technology Association’s Technology and Standards Achievement Award for work towards the introduction of over-the-counter hearing-aid devices, and has been named to Billboard Magazine’s 100 most influential female executives in the music industry. Poppy is an author on 10 patent families connected to 37 patents. She is a frequent speaker including, TED, SXSW, IEEE, TNW, WIRED, on topics related to the intersection of: human experience, artificial intelligence, sensory data-science, and immersive technologies. Poppy is on a mission to build technologies that break out of one-size-fits all solutions. She believes the technology we surround ourselves in everyday paired with ML and AI can uniquely enhance human capability, wellness, and our interactions with each other and our environments.



APA video citation:
Crum, P. (2015, November 26). The future of immersive technologies - 
CIRMMT Distinguished Lectures in the Science and Technology of Music. [Video file]. 
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