ORG University of Southern California Title BIO Prof. Chris Kyriakakis is one of the key investigators in the Integrated Media Systems Center at USC, a National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center. He currently serves as the acting Research Associate Director for the Sensory Interfaces area within IMSC. He has established the Immersive Audio Laboratory with facilities for experimental work in multichannel and spatial audio. The main focus of his research is on the development of algorithms, architectures, and systems that can capture and synthesize fully-immersive 3-D aural environments for multiple listeners. Prof. Kyriakakis is a member of the IEEE, the Acoustical Society of America, and the Audio Engineering Society. He was recently elected as a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Multimedia. He has served as a member of the AES task force for the evaluation of proposed standards for the audio-only version of the Digital Video Disc (DVD), as well as the International Alliance for Multichannel Music (IAMM) for the advancement of multichannel audio recording and reproduction.