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Reader in Machine Audition, University of Surrey

Philip is a Reader in Machine Audition at the University of Surrey’s Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), a lecturer in electronic engineering and an inaugural Surrey AI Fellow. An expert in machine listening, spatial audio and acoustical array signal processing, he directs research in object-based media, audio AI and audio-visual AI towards personalisation for producers to create exciting, high-quality user experiences.

Supported by £30M awarded research funding, Dr Philip Jackson has co-authored 200+ academic publications with 2500+ citations, including 33 journal papers and 5 patent filings. In 2004, he founded CVSSP's machine listening group, which is enabling next-generation technologies which will change the way we experience sound, and developing collaborations with entertainment giants such as the BBC and Bang & Olufsen. He led Surrey's research stream in the highly-successful S3A project (2013-2019) with BBC R&D on next generation audio, whose media industry impacts continue to grow. He is research stream leader, ethics lead and core architect alongside PI Hilton of Surrey's £15M AI4ME partnership.


  • –present
    Reader in Machine Audition, University of Surrey


  • 2000 
    University of Southampton, UK, PhD in Electronics & Computer Science