Jeremy Cooperstock

Jeremy Cooperstock
Contact Information

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
McConnell Engineering Building
3480 University Street, Room 424
Montreal, QC     H3A 0E9

Email address: 
jeremy.cooperstock [at]
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Cooperstock is a member of the Centre for Intelligent Machines, and a founding member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology. He directs the Shared Reality Lab, which focuses on computer mediation to facilitate high-fidelity human communication and the synthesis of perceptually engaging, multimodal, immersive environments. He led the development of the Intelligent Classroom, the world's first Internet streaming demonstrations of Dolby Digital 5.1, multiple simultaneous streams of uncompressed high-definition video, a high-fidelity orchestra rehearsal simulator, and a simulation environment that renders graphic, audio, and vibrotactile effects in response to footsteps.  Cooperstock has worked with IBM at the Haifa Research Center, Israel, and the T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, New York, the Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Tokyo, Japan, and was a visiting professor at Bang & Olufsen, Denmark, where he conducted research on telepresence technologies as part of the World Opera Project. Cooperstock led the theme of Enabling Technologies for a Networks of Centres of Excellence on Graphics, Animation, and New Media (GRAND) and is an associate editor of the Journal of the AES.

Centre for Intelligent Machines (CIM)

B.App.Sc. (UBC, Honours, 1996)
M.Sc. Computer Science (Toronto, 1992)
Ph.D. (Electrical and Computer Engineering, Toronto, 1996)

Human-Computer Interaction, Multimodal Systems, Immersive Systems, Telepresence, Haptics, Virtual and Augmented Reality

Human-Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Architecture Laboratory

Research areas: 
Intelligent Systems
Awards, honours, and fellowships: 

Gerald W. Farnell Teaching Scholar, Faculty of Engineering (2015)
US Ignite Best App in Education (Training Tools for First Responders, 2014)
Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Hochhausen Access Technology Research Award (2013)
Mozilla Foundation and NSF Gold Prize in the Mozilla Ignite Challenge (2012)
Canadian Internet Registry Association .CA Impact Award (Applications category, 2012)
ACM/IEEE Supercomputing, Most Innovative Use of New Technology (2005)
Audio Engineering Society Distinction Award (2001)

Current research: 

multimodal immersive systems, augmented reality, telepresence, mobile computing, haptics

Graduate supervision: 

graduated 7 Ph.D. and 21 M.Eng. students; currently supervising  ~10 graduate students

Professional activities: 

Associate Editor, J. Audio Engineering Society, Voting Member, IEEE Multimedia Communications Technical Committee

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