USJ's Soundscape Research Project Presented at Yale University





Prof. Gerald Estadieu from the USJ’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities presented his recent research related to Soundscapes in the “Iberian Soundscapes” Conference at Yale University, USA.

Prof. Gerald Estadieu from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Saint Joseph (USJ), presented his recent research “AI-based Multimodal Qualitative Mapping of Macau Soundscape” at the Iberian Soundscapes conference at Yale University, USA, On October 6th, 2023.

The research project is funded by the Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) of the Macao SAR. It ultimately aims to create an embedded Artificial Intelligence system to analyse environmental sound and offer an understanding of the city soundscape evolution. Hundreds of hours of recording were done in Macao and are being analysed. Many more recordings were also done in Europe and South-East Asia.

The Yale Macmillan Center (Yale University, Connecticut, USA), Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies in collaboration with Columbia University (New York), Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures, organised the conference “Road Ahead: Iberian Soundscapes on October 6th and 7th at the Henry Luce Hall. USJ was invited to participate and present “Soundscape.AI” based on its mentioned current research project.

The presentation opened a variety of exchanges with historians and lusophonia experts among the participants and we are looking forward for further collaborations. We would like to extend our gratitude to the organisation team and particularly to Professor Kenneth David Jackson from Yale University.