Dr. Kia Ng is Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research in Music (ICSRiM) and Senior Lecture in Music and Computing, at the University of Leeds. Kia is a violinist and a computer scientist and he is involved in several sci-arts research domains including interactive multimedia, human/technology interface, multimodal analysis, computer vision, artificial intelligence and computer music, in collaboration with many European and international organisations, and individuals in the field. Large-scale collaborative projects include i-Maestro on technology-enhanced learning with interactive multimedia (coordinator), AXMEDIS on cross-media and multi-channel distribution, CASPAR on digital preservation and Ruskin Rocks project on a 21st century percussion instrument in collaboration with Dame Evelyn Glennie.
Kia has over 200 publications and presented talks in over 30 countries including keynotes and invited lectures in Canada, China, Japan, and USA. He has appeared on television and radio interviews such as BBC, Sky, and has been featured in the New York Times, Guardian, Financial Times, Sound on Sound, Photonics Spectra and others. He has appeared on television and radio interviews such as BBC, Sky, and has been featured in the New York Times, Guardian, Financial Times, and others.
Kia has also organised a range of international events including conferences, exhibitions and a convention. Kia is a life fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a fellow of the British Computer Society, Institute of Directors, and a chartered scientis
You can find out more about Kia at www.kcng.org