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Mr Ben Shirley
Mr Ben Shirley
postal addressMediaCityUK, Salford, Greater Manchester, UK, M50 2HE.
email addressB.G.Shirley@salford.ac.uk
telephone0161 2954524
website addresshttp://www.acoustics.salford.ac.uk/profiles/shirley/
Key Memberships
Full Member of Research Centre: Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
From September 2015 to present.
Full Member of Research Centre: Acoustics Research Centre
From October 2009 to August 2015.
Profile Summary

audio technology, object based audio, broadcast, accessibility

Key Qualifications
1999
2013
Key Projects
2017
Oct
S3A: Future Spatial Audio for an Immersive Listener Experience at Home (SGRB57 Additional Funds)
EPSRC, 15,355.00.
Principal Investigator: T Cox (50%). Co-Investigators: W Davies (15%), Y Lam (2%), B Shirley (15%), I Drumm (2%), B Fazenda (15%).
2016
Sep
S3A: Future Spatial Audio for an Immersive Listener Experience at Home (SGRB57 Additional Funds)
EPSRC, 42,655.00.
Principal Investigator: T Cox (50%). Co-Investigators: B Shirley (15%), I Drumm (2%), Y Lam (2%), B Fazenda (15%), W Davies (15%).
2014
Apr
KTP with Calrec Audio Ltd
Technology Strategy Board, 122,596.00.
Principal Investigator: B Shirley (70%). Co-Investigator: R Oldfield (30%).
2014
Mar
Audio Forensics of Pirated Content
NBC Universal, 15,291.00.
Principal Investigator: B Shirley (100%).
2013
Dec
S3A: Future Spatial Audio for an Immersive Listener Experience at Home
EPSRC, 1,411,295.00.
Principal Investigator: T Cox (50%). Co-Investigators: W Davies (15%), B Fazenda (15%), Y Lam (2%), I Drumm (2%), B Shirley (15%).
2012
Apr
Eight Songs for a Mad King
Arts Council England, 30,000.00.
Principal Investigator: B Shirley (25%). Co-Investigators: T Fernando (25%), A Williams (25%), S Davismoon (25%).
2011
Feb
VoIP Text Software Assessment Training and Support
OFCOM, 33,921.00.
Principal Investigator: B Shirley (100%).
2009
Jul
FascinatE
EC (Framework), 402,754.00.
Principal Investigator: B Shirley (60%). Co-Investigators: F Li (20%), I Drumm (20%).
2009
Jun
VoIP
OFCOM, 47,910.00.
Principal Investigator: B Shirley (100%).
2004
Sep
Clean Audio Phase 2
OFCOM, 32,727.00.
Investigators: T Cox (10%), B Shirley (90%).
2003
May
Broadcasting clean audio to the Hard of Hearing
ITC, 41,573.00.
Investigators: W Davies (25%), J Angus (5%), T Cox (10%), B Shirley (60%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Key Presence
Consultancy Roles
2009
Jul

Consultant for commercial subjective assessment of bluetooth audio codec. Project income £18,218.

2009
Apr

 Consultant on commercial testing project for Dolby Labs, San Francisco. Designing and carrying out tests to assess implementation of work from previous research carried out in the Clean Audio Project. Project income &poun... more >>.

External Examiner Duties
2014
Oct
2013
Nov
Industrial Collaboration and Exploitation
2015
Jun

Collaborative research with DTS to develop and assess object-based clean audio using DTS MDA object-based format.

2015
Jun

 Collaboration with DTS (Los Gatos, USA) and Fairlight (NSW, Australia) to implement real-time demonstration of SALSA software developed at University of Salford for IBC 2015, Amstedam, Netherlands.

Invited Papers and Lectures
2013
May
Memberships of External Bodies
2010
Dec

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

2000
Jan
Other Research Activity
2011
Jul

 Research outputs from Clean Audio Project and UK Clean Audio Forum incorporated into Open IPTV Release 2 Specification, Volume 2 – Media Formats [V2.0]

2009
Sep

 Outputs from Clean Audio Project research and UK Clean Audio Forum activity integrated into more >>.