About Us

Hacking Sound is organised by Iain Emsley (Oxford e-Research Centre) and Pip Willcox (Bodleian Libraries and Oxford e-Research Centre). It is the first in a series of events on sound, data, and sonic analytics.

Iain Emsley
Oxford e-Research Centre

Iain is a research associate working on the delivery, data and compute packages for the Square Kilometre Array and for the Software Sustainability Institute. As well as commercial roles, he previously worked at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and Janet before joining the Oxford e-Research Centre. His first degree is in English Literature and Language and he is currently reading for a Masters in Software Engineering. His research interests include sonification of data, software engineering and sustainability.

Pip Willcox
Bodleian Libraries and Oxford e-Research Centre

Pip is the Head of the Centre for Digital Scholarship at the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford. With a background in scholarly editing and book history, she is an advocate for engaging new audiences with multidisciplinary scholarship and library collections using digital methods and technologies. She is a senior researcher at the Oxford e-Research Centre, where she works on two projects: Fusing Audio and Semantic Technologies for Intelligent Music Production and Consumption and SOCIAM: The Theory and Practice of Social Machines. Pip co-directs the annual Digital Humanities at Oxford Summer School and convenes its introductory strand.