Graduate Research Assistant, GAANN Fellow
Zane did a Research Experience for Undergraduates with SPRAL in Summer 2017, and joined as a research assistant in Summer 2018. Upon arrival his research project pertained to the perception of annoyance and the degradation of cognitive task performance in the presence of office noise. After his first year, he began work on a virtual acoustics project seeking to reduce computational complexity of room acoustics simulations by taking accounting for the limits/acuity of auditory perception – funded by a GAANN Fellowship in the Architectural Engineering department.
Zane received his BS in electrical/computer engineering at The University of Texas at Austin in May 2018, specializing in audio signal processing. He also has a background in live sound engineering, audio production, and playing in metal/rock bands.