David M Howard, BSc (Eng), PhD, CEng, FIET, FIOA, MAES
David Howard holds a Personal Chair in Music Technology in the Department of Electronics at the University of York. David was a Vice President and Trustee of the IET (2005-2008). His main research areas are the analysis, synthesis and perception of singing, speech and music. In addition, he is interested in as well as the role of audio in a real virtual world where one might gain a fully immersive perceptual experience of somewhere else without going there; a virtual cocoon.
From 2004-2008 he was an EPSRC Senior Media Fellow committed to popularising science for which he contributed an electronic castrato voice to the BBC4 60 minute program Castrato first broadcast in July 2006, and he was the presenter for the BBC4 TV program Voice first broadcast in January 2008.
David also works occasionally on demand as a forensic audio scientist and he was involved as an Expert in the Who wants to be a millionaire trial. Away from work David is involved in music performance; he sings as a Deputy Tenor Songman at York Minster and he directs the Vale of York Voices (an occasional email choir that sings evensong in York Minster approximately once a month) and the Beningbrough Singers (a 12-strong a capella choir that sings concerts in and around the York area).