Pierre Zakarauskas Environmental Engineering

Acoustics expert

The Story

Pierre has seventeen years of experience in experimental and theoretical acoustics research, with expertise in signal processing, neural networks, sound localization, pattern matching, and computational auditory scene analysis. He has published over twenty papers in refereed journals and sixteen papers in conference proceedings, and has made presentations to national and international scientific gatherings. Pierre has a Ph.D. in physics, and learned acoustic signal processing while working as a scientist for the Department of National Defense of Canada. During his tenure as assistant professor at the University of British Columbia from 1987 to 1996, he co-founded Wavemakers with Dr. Max Cynader, and then successively acted as Wavemakers’ President, VP of Research, and CTO.

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Title
Chief Technology Officer
Office
Wavemakers Audio Intelligence
Status
Working
Degrees
  • PhD, Physics
Last Updated
June 20, 2004
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question #275

I'm doing a science project in which I'm trying to see if sound waves created by a computer (monotonous ring) could be redirected/misdirected/etc. by using wind created by fans (the purpose is to see if wind could misdirect soundwaves). The fans would be lined up on one side of the testing area while a row of microphones alined perpendicular to the fans record the sounds. The recordings are then placed into a program in the computer which display the frequency and its value in decibels. Im just trying to figure out if this is a logical experimet at all, and if using fans is the correct way to provide the interference necessary to answermy qustion. If there is another way to do this experiment by using different equipment or using a different setup please let me know. Any and all advice wold be greatly appreciated.

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