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Shashank Aswathanarayana is a music technologist, percussionist and researcher from Bengaluru, India. He recently received a PhD in Media Arts and Technology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include spatial/3D audio, psychoacoustics, soundscape studies, music and religious studies.

Prior to this, Shashank was a music information retrieval engineer at the San Francisco-based mobile startup, Humtap. He also holds a Masters degree in Music Technology from New York University and a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University in India. In his free time, he enjoys trekking, traveling and playing sports.


Spatial/3D Audio


Soundscape Studies


Religious Studies


2016 - Present

University of California, Santa Barbara

PhD student, Media Arts and Technology

2012 - 2014

New York University

Master of Music, Music Technology

2008 - 2012

Visvesvaraya Technological University

Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Communication

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