CSE 481I: Sound and Media Capstone

Course Staff

Bruce Hemingway

Office: CSE 464

Ryan Rowe

Office Hours:

  • T 5:30-6:30p ECE 347
  • Th 4:30-5:30p ECE 347

Austin Beaulieu

Office Hours:

  • T 5:30-6:30p ECE 347
  • W 10:30a-12:30p ECE 347
  • W 1:30-5:30p ECE 347
  • Th 4:30-5:30p ECE 347

Course Info

This capstone will build projects utilizing computer audio techniques for human interfacing, sound recording and playback, encoding and decoding, synchronization, sound synthesis, recognition, and analysis/resynthesis. Projects may contain other media, as well, such as digital video. Students will work in teams to design, implement, and release a software/hardware project utilizing some of the techniques such as those in the links below.

We have access to various VR headsets, two Tobii EyeX Eye-tracking Controllers, many Leap Motion controllers for use in building musical/audio/media interfaces, and an Nvidia Jetson TX2 Developer Kit along with three TX1 kits for high-performance Deep Neural Network learning and computer vision. We can also obtain other devices as needed.

We also have access to a Microsoft product called Project Acoustics, which allows for high-quality acoustic simulation for VR in real time.

Grading Policy

Group Weekly Checkpoint
Individual Participation
Group Project Proposal
Group Project Report
Group Project Demo


Course Announcements

Send all grading, course, project, and lecture questions to cse481i-staff@cs.washington.edu rather than the student mailing list. We'll forward anything we deem relevant to the whole class.

Note Room Change: Initial meetings will be T/Th 11:30-12:50 in ECE 347, to get our project groups organized. First three weeks only, as needed.

We will meet Tuesdays, 2:30-5:30 p.m. in ECE 347, and other times as arranged by project teams. This is your lab space, to which you have access at all times. No other claass uses this space this quarter.

Final project demonstration with posters on Thursday, March 14th, 2:30-5:20, Location TBA. Project Reports are due by 10 pm on Friday March 15th, in your Group dropbox.

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