Sound and Physical Interaction (SOPI) research group’s main interests are centred on the broad area of Sound and Music Computing (SMC) and New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME). In particular, the research in SOPI focuses on the emerging role of audio and music technologies in digital musical interactions. It includes building, implementation and performance of novel interfaces and instruments for music, interactive art and audio-visual production. The research builds on ideas from real-world physical interactions in digital environments, audio-tactile augmentation, embodied interaction, smart technologies and new interfaces for musical expression. SOPI research group is led by Koray Tahiroğlu and received funding from Academy of Finland, Nokia Research Center, TEKES, Aalto Tenure Committee and A!OLE Aalto Online Learning network .

SOPI research focus areas include but not limited to;
– Digital Musical Interactions
– New Interfaces for Musical Expression
– Artificial Intelligence Music and Creativity
– Deep Learning with Audio
– Embodied Interaction
– Procedural Audio
– Human Computer Interaction applied to Music
– Music Technology Performance and Composition Paradigms