Masters Student (alumni)
Patrick Cowden is currently a Master’s Student of Music Technology at McGill University. His research interests include electronics design, instrument design, mapping, signal processing, and sonification.
He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Minor from Union College.
Prior to his enrollment at McGill, Patrick worked as an electrical engineer designing biomedical/commercial devices, and industrial control systems. Additionally, he completed research on the development of auditory displays of electric power grid data. As part of this research, he created a novel real-time AC power socket sonification device. The device allows for low-cost measurement and mapping/sonification of local power system fluctuations. During his studies at McGill, he continues to work on improving the device as well as developing other sonifications of recorded power system data.
- Cowden, P., Dosiek, L. (2018). Auditory Displays Of Electric Power Grids. In Proc. of the International Conference on Auditory Display.
- Cowden, P. (2023). Embedded Acquisition Device for the Sonification of AC Mains Parameters. In M.A. Thesis, McGill University (pp. 109). Montreal, Qc, Canada.