Rob Hamilton

Associate Professor and Department Head

Associate Professor of Music and Media, Rob Hamilton joined the Department of Arts at Rensselaer with an appointment in the Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences program in 2015. As a composer, performer, researcher and software designer his creative and analytical practice explores the cognitive implications of the spaces between interactive game environments, network topographies and procedurally-generated sound and music.

He holds a Ph.D. in Computer-based Music Theory and Acoustics as well as an M.A. in Music, Science and Technology from Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) in the Department of Music, a M.M. in Computer Music Composition from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. in Music and Cognitive Science from Dartmouth College. 

His music, writings and research have been presented at international academic conferences, in concert at festivals and galleries, as well as at commercial venues and trade shows including SIGGRAPH, AES, IEEE VR, GDC, ACH CHI, ISEA, NIME, SMC, ICAD, Ircam Forum, CMMR, SEAMUS, NACVGM and ICMC, and published in journals such as IEEE Access, JNMR, Leonardo Music, JAES, JMUI, and Organised Sound.