Rozenn Nicol


After studying sound engineering at the Ecole Louis Lumière, Dr. Rozenn Nicol received a Diploma of Engineering (CNAM) in physics and acoustics and a Master of Science degree from the University of Maine (Le Mans, France) in 1996. In 1999, she received a PhD degree on a thesis entitled "Sound Spatialization over an Extensive Area: Application to Telepresence and Videoconferencing".

After graduating, she joined the staff of IFREMER (French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea) for a postdoctorate fellowship in underwater acoustics. She worked on the processing of sonar recordings for undersea cartography.

In 2000, she joined the Orange Labs, as a research engineer in spatial audio. Her work concerns mainly binaural synthesis, wave-field synthesis, and Higher Order Ambisonics. She takes part in the development and integration of sound spatialization technologies for spatial audio conferencing, audio enhancement, music or audiovisual content delivery, human computer interfaces, and virtual reality.

Since 1998, she teaches acoustics and sound spatialization at the University of Brest, in a Master of Science degree dedicated to audiovisual technologies. She also takes part in classes on spatial audio for ENST (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications), Telecom Lille ENSATT (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Sciences Appliquées et de Technologie), and University of Maine, (IMDEA Master).

She is member of the SFA (French Society of Acoustics) since 1995, of the AES (Audio Engineering Society) since 1999 and the SEE since 2010. In 2008, she organized with the partnership of the AES and the SFA , a workshop on sound spatialization ("Ears Wide Open", Rennes, France, March 11-13). Since 2010, she is in charge of the Group "Sound Perception" of the SFA. .

Centres d'intérêt

3D audio,  binaural, Wave Field Synthesis, Higher Order Ambisonics, Spatial sound perception

Prix et récompenses

Médaille Blondel 2014