Welcome! This is the home of the seminar led by Dr. Michael J. Lyons,  Professor of Image Arts and Sciences, Ritsumeikan University.


Michael Lyons is a Professor of Image Arts and Sciences at Ritsumeikan University. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Physics from McGill University, and an MSc and PhD both in Physics from the University of British Columbia. Michael has worked in computational neuroscience, pattern recognition, cognitive science, human-computer interaction, and interactive media arts. He was a Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology (1992-1993), and a Lecturer and Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California (1994-1996). From 1996 to 2007 he was a Senior Research Scientist at the Advanced Telecommunications Research International Labs in Kyoto, Japan. He joined the newly established College of Image Arts and Sciences, Ritsumeikan University, as Professor when it opened in 2007. Michael co-founded the New Interfaces for the Musical Expression conference, served on the NIME Steering Committee from its inception  in 2001 until 2013, and continues as a member of the NIME Advisory Board.

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