RYAN E. JANZEN   B.A.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D. Candidate, g.s.m.IEEE

Curriculum Vitae


Contributions to Research & Development

  • In 2005, Janzen was internationally the first researcher to coin the term "Intra-Aircraft Power Line Communication," in one of the first papers [27] of this now-emerging field. The aim is to reduce the mass of wiring on aircraft---often ranging in the tonnes on large jets---by sending communication signals over power wiring. This emerging field of research is a novel synthesis between the domain of avionics and the domain of power line communication --- two domains whose technologies have been mutually abhorrent out of necessity, until the technological developments from this research. Since [27], subsequent papers have emerged from Boeing and Edwards Air Force Base. In 2008, Janzen published a further volume on the topic in [15], internationally distributed.
  • Invention of Swarm Modulation, an extension beyond Frequency Modulation (FM) and Amplitude Modulation (AM).
  • Invention of Extramissive Optics. This new field of research allows us to "sense sensors" and "measure measurement". Veillance flux is a new mathematical formulation which has enabled new technology to track the ability-to-see from human eyes or from a camera, as that ability-to-see propagates through space, reflects, refracts and diffracts. This research, in collaboration with Steve Mann, is able to detect and measure surveillance cameras, and many other sensors. Using veillametrics, we go far beyond merely sensing the field of view of a camera, and actually measure an intricate 3D map of how much sensing occurs at each location in space.
  • Janzen developed a new mathematical theory governing particle/fluid entrainment (appearing in [4,22]), a theory which was applied industrially in a $150,000 project contracted to a spinoff company.
  • Negative Kinematics: Worked with researcher Steve Mann in defining a new fundamental quantity in physics: absement. Classical mechanics deals with the time-derivatives of displacement: velocity, acceleration, jerk, jounce, etc., but what is the integral of displacement? Several fundamental relationships were derived governing absement in physics, where the importance of absement becomes clear in some critical experiments. [A3][A4][25]
  • Electric vehicle propulsion: Janzen developed a novel method of signal processing/control of motor drive systems in electric vehicles, leading to improvements in drive efficiency. Efficiency is critical in a world where environmentally-friendly transportation solutions are increasingly important. The new method was created and developed at the University of Windsor, in collaboration with Prof. Narayan Kar.
  • Known in the Bio-Acoustics research community for contributing a free tool called the Dynamic-Scanning Spectral Analyzer. [13]
  • Contributed to an experimental testbed for research on novel pollution filters. Janzen Electronics was contracted by Environment Canada's M.S.C. Laboratory to contribute to this research.

Activities

  • Ph.D. candidate, Engineering, University of Toronto
  • 23 presentations at international academic conferences
  • 5 demonstrations at industry trade conventions
  • 33 media interviews, for product demonstrations
  • Composer of orchestral music. Compositions have been performed internationally in Canada, the United States, Denmark and China. As experience-designer/music director of 24 live concerts, and producer of 3 albums, he has collaborated extensively with musicians, orchestras, and interdisciplinary researchers.
  • Founder and Consultant, Janzen Electronics. Examples of clients:
    • Environment Canada; instrumentation for experiments on a novel pollution filter.
    • Special effects technology for a motion picture (Commedia Fantasia; 2002 Houston International Film Festival Gold Medal Award in performing arts). Client: Gina Lori Riley Dance Enterprises.
  • Invited Guest Lecturer for 2 university courses.
  • Invited Speaker for symposia and university courses.
  • Executive Committee Member (elected 2004-5) - Hart House Symphonic Band
  • Executive Committee Member of 2 university organizations
  • Founder of a non-profit organization for eco-tours, "Wilds of Toronto"
  • President of a University of Toronto student association, 2011-2
  • Planning/Design Committee for the Centre for Engineering Entrepreneurship and Innovation (UofT Faculty of Engineering's new building, "Site 10 Building"), 2012
  • President (2011-12), Vice-President (elected 2004-5), Chair of three sub-committees (2003-4) - Knox College Association
  • Leadership in teaching: Curriculum designer, teacher for computer education, with C.A.P. (Community Access Program, Gov't of Canada, 1999-2001)
  • Curriculum designer, C.A.P. (Community Access Program, Gov't of Canada, 1999-2001)
  • Organizing Chairperson of the International Symposium on Technology and Society, 2013
  • Research grant writer - The Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Toronto - 2014.11-2015.04
  • Work with professional association (IEEE): Assessing outstanding members for promotion to Senior Membership (2008)
    IEEE=International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.    g.s.m.=graduate student member
  • Member, International Bioacoustics Council (IBAC)
  • Member, ACM Sig-Multimedia
  • Member, Canadian League of Composers
  • Member, IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
  • Member, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology
  • Holder of an Iron Ring (this is a tradition of certified engineering undergraduate education in Canada)

Publications

[C1] S. Mann, Brett Leonard, David Brin, Ana Serrano, Robin Ingle, Ken Nickerson, Caitlin Fisher, Samantha Mathews, R. Janzen, M. A. Ali, K. Yang, D. Braverman, S. Nerkar, K. M.-Sanchez, Zack P. Harris, Zach A. Harris, Jesse Damiani, Edward Button (2016), "Code of Ethics on Human Augmentation" Proc. VRTO Virtual & Augmented Reality World Conference & Expo. 2016.06.25-27, Toronto.

[B1] Ryan Janzen and Steve Mann (2015), "Sensory Flux from the Eye: Biological Sensing-of-Sensing (Veillametrics) for 3D Augmented-Reality Environments", Proc. IEEE GEM 2015, pp. 205-213. DOI: 10.1109/GEM.2015.7377217
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[B2] Ryan Janzen and Steve Mann (2015), "Swarm Modulation: An algorithm for real-time spectral transformation", Proc. IEEE GEM 2015, pp. 237-244. DOI: 10.1109/GEM.2015.7377214
[PDF] [more info]

[B3] Steve Mann, Ryan Janzen, Hang Wu, Max Hao Lu and Nitin Guleria (2015), "Bright Ideas: A wearable interactive 'Inventometer' (brainwave-based idea display)" Proc. IEEE GEM 2015, pp. 19-26. DOI: 10.1109/GEM.2015.7377239
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[B4] Steve Mann, Ryan Janzen, Mir Adnan Ali, Ken Nickerson*, "Declaration of Veillance (Surveillance is Half-Truth)" Proc. IEEE GEM 2015, 2 pages. DOI: 10.1109/GEM.2015.7377257
[PDF] *Ken Nickerson is CEO of iBinary LLC, and co-inventor of Kobo.

[B5] Steve Mann and Ryan Janzen (2015), "Fluid input devices and fluid dynamics-based human-machine interaction", Proc. IEEE GEM 2015, pp. 150-153. DOI: 10.1109/GEM.2015.7377216
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[B6] Steve Mann, Ryan Janzen, Valmiki Rampersad, Jason Huang, Lei Jimmy Ba (2015), "'SqueaKEYS': a friction idiophone, for physical interaction with mobile devices" Proc. IEEE GEM 2015, pp. 229-232. DOI: 10.1109/GEM.2015.7377235
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[W1] Steve Mann, Ryan Janzen, Steve Feiner, Jayes Hansen, Soren Harner, Stefano Baldassi, M.A. Ali (2015), "Wearable Computing, 3D Aug* Reality, Photographic/Videographic Gesture Sensing, and Veillance", Proc. TEI 2015, ACM, pp. 497-500. (Workshop publication, presented 2015.01.16 Friday, Stanford University. Note: author order is incorrect in ACM's computer-generated metadata.)
[PDF-paper] [website]

[A1] Ryan Janzen and Steve Mann (2014), "Veillance Dosimeter, inspired by body-worn radiation dosimeters, to measure exposure to inverse light", Proc. IEEE GEM 2014, pp.267-9. DOI: 10.1109/GEM.2014.7048117
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[A2] R. Janzen, S.N. Yasrebi, A.J. Bose, A. Subramanian, S. Mann (2014), "Walking through Sight: Seeing the Ability to See, in a 3-D Augmediated Reality Environment" Proc. IEEE GEM 2014, pp.323-4. DOI: 10.1109/GEM.2014.7048124
[PDF as published] [Hi-Res. PDF]

[A3] Ryan Janzen and Steve Mann (2014), "Actergy as a Reflex Performance Metric: Integral-Kinematics Applications", Proc. IEEE GEM 2014, pp.311-2. DOI: 10.1109/GEM.2014.7048123
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[A4] Steve Mann, Ryan Janzen, Mir Adnan Ali, Pete Scourboutakos, Nitin Guleria (2014), "Integral Kinematics (Time-Integrals of Distance, Energy, etc.) and Integral Kinesiology", Proc. IEEE GEM 2014, pp.270-2.
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[01] Ryan Janzen and Steve Mann (May 2014), "Veillance Flux, Vixels, Veillons: An Information-Bearing Extramissive Formulation of Sensing, to Measure Surveillance and Sousveillance" Proc. IEEE CCECE 2014, pp.1-10. DOI: 10.1109/CCECE.2014.6901060
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[02] Steve Mann, Ryan Janzen, Tao Ai, Nima Yasrebi, Jad Kawwa, Mir Adnan Ali (2014), "Toposculpting: Computational Lightpainting and Wearable Computational Photography for Abakographic User Interfaces" In Proc. IEEE CCECE 2014. (10 pages, to appear)

[03] Ryan Janzen (2013), "Art and Science as co-conspirators in the service and disservice of humanity" (talk abstract). Proc. IEEE ISTAS 2013.

[04] Steve Mann, Raymond Lo, Jason Huang, Valmiki Rampersad, and Ryan Janzen (2012), "HDRchitecture: Real-Time 3D HDR Imaging for Extreme Dynamic Range", Proc. SIGGRAPH 2012, Los Angeles. (1 page) [Demo/Information]   [Citation]   [1 page summary PDF]   This work was presented as part of Siggraph 2012 Emerging Technology.

[05] Ryan Janzen and Steve Mann (2012), "High Dynamic Range Simultaneous Signal Compositing, Applied to Audio", IEEE CCECE 2012, Montreal, 2012 April 29 to May 2, 6 pages, to be indexed in IEEE Xplore. [Paper]

[06] Steve Mann and Ryan Janzen (2012), "The Xyolin: A 10-octave continuous-pitch xylophone, and other existemological instruments", Proc. International Computer Music Conference (ICMC2012): "Non-Cochlear Sound", Ljubljana, Slovenia, Sept. 9-14, 2012, pp.451-8. [Paper] [Website]

[J1] Janzen, R E and Bolt, L M (2012), "Improved measurement algorithms for primate vocal communication research, with application to Lemur catta [abstract]" Bioacoustics Journal, 21(1): pp. 38-39 [Link] [Link to issue]

[07] Steve Mann and Ryan Janzen (2012), "Hydraulikos: Ice, Water, and Steam as User-Interfaces" (Opening Keynote, Sunday February 19th, 19:00 to 20:00), Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI2012), February 19-22, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, pp. 27-28 [PDF] [program].

[08] Steve Mann, Jason Huang, Ryan Janzen, Raymond Lo, Valmiki Rampersad, Alexander Chen, Taqveer Doha (2011), "Blind navigation with a wearable range camera and vibrotactile helmet", Proc. ACM MM 2011, Scottsdale, AZ, USA, pp.1325-1328. [Paper, PDF] [Poster, PDF] [Poster, JPEG finite-resolution] .

[09] Steve Mann, Ryan Janzen, Jason Huang (2011), '"WaterTouch": An Aquatic Interactive Multimedia Sensory Table based on Total Internal Reflection in Water', Proc. ACM MM 2011, Scottsdale, AZ, USA, pp.925-8. [Paper] .

[10] Steve Mann, Ryan Janzen, Tom Hobson (2011). "Multisensor Broadband High Dynamic Range Sensing for a Highly Expressive Step-based Musical Instrument", Proc. Tangible and Embedded Interaction, TEI 2011, Funchal, pp.21-24. [Paper]

[11] Steve Mann, Ryan Janzen, Jason Huang, Matthew Kelly, Jimmy Lei Ba, Alexander Chen (2011). "User-Interfaces Based on the Water-Hammer Effect" Proc. Tangible and Embedded Interaction, TEI 2011, Funchal, pp.1-8. [Paper]

[12] Ryan Janzen and Steve Mann (2010). '"Stray": A New Multimedia Music Composition using the Andantephone', Proc. ACM International Conference on Multimedia (MM 2010), October 25-29, 2010, Firenze/Florence, Italy, pp.683-686. [Paper] (26% acceptance rate of submitted papers).

[13] Ryan Janzen and Laura Bolt (2009). "Improved measurement algorithm for vocal communication research, with application to Lemur Catta", Proceedings of IBAC 2009, Lisbon. (abstract; also to appear in Bioacoustics Journal) Presented at IBAC 2009 conference, 2009.09.14

[14] Steve Mann and Ryan Janzen (2009). "Polyphonic embouchure on an intricately expressive musical keyboard formed by an array of water jets." Proc. ICMC 2009, Montreal, pp.545-548. [Paper] [Poster]

[15] Ryan E. Janzen (2008). Winged Messengers: The possibility of sending signals along power wiring inside aircraft. (Intra-Aircraft Power Line Communcation). VDM-Verlag. More info On Amazon.com

[16] Ryan E. Janzen (2008). "Hydraulophones: Acoustic musical instruments and expressive user interfaces." (MASc dissertation, University of Toronto, 103 pages)

[17] Janzen, R. E. and Kar, N. C. "An Induction Motor Drive for Electric Vehicles, with Efficiency- and Overload-Augmented PI Control", Journal of Electric Power Components and Systems. (17 pages, accepted by journal)

[18] Steve Mann, Ryan Janzen and Raymond Lo (2008), "Hyperacoustic instruments: Computer-controlled instruments that are not electrophones", Proc. International IEEE conference (ICME 2008), Hannover, Germany, June 23-26, 2008. [PDF] [citation]

[19] Ryan Janzen and Steve Mann (2007), "Arrays of water jets as user interfaces: Detection and estimation of flow by listening to turbulence signatures using hydrophones", Proceedings of the 2007 Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) Multimedia (ACM MM 2007) Conference, Augsburg, Bavaria, Germany, Sept. 24-29, 2007. pp. 505-8. [PDF] [PDF] --> [citation]

[20] Steve Mann, Ryan Janzen, Raymond Lo, James Fung (2007), "Non-electrophonic cyborg instruments: Playing on everyday things as if the whole world were one giant musical instrument", ACM Multimedia (MM 2007), Augsburg, Germany, Sept. 24-29, 2007. pp. 932-941. [PDF] [citation]

[21] Steve Mann and Ryan Janzen (2007), "Fluid Samplers: Sampling music keyboards having fluidly continuous action and sound, without being electrophones", ACM Multimedia (MM 2007), Augsburg, Germany, Sept. 24-29, 2007. pp. 912-921. [PDF] [citation]

[22] Steve Mann, Ryan Janzen, James Meier (2007), "The electric hydraulophone: A hyperacoustic instrument with acoustic feedback", International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2007), Aug. 27-31, 2007, Copenhagen, Denmark.

[23] Steve Mann, Ryan Janzen, Raymond Lo, Chris Aimone (2007), "Inventing new instruments based on a computational "hack" to make an out-of-tune or unpitched instrument play in perfect harmony", International Computer Music Conference (ICMC 2007), Aug. 27-31, 2007, Copenhagen, Denmark.

[24] Steve Mann, Michael Georgas, Ryan Janzen (2006), "Water jets as pixels: water fountains as both sensors and displays", Eighth IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (IEEE ISM 2006), pp. 766-772, Dec. 11-13, 2006, San Diego, CA. [citation]

[25] Steve Mann, Ryan Janzen, Mark Post (2006), "Hydraulophone Design Considerations: Absement, Displacement, and Velocity-Sensitive Music Keyboard in which Each Key is a Water Jet." ACM Multimedia (ACM MM 2006), pp. 519-528, Santa Barbara, CA, Oct. 23-27, 2006. [PDF] [citation] [all-info]

[26] Janzen, R. E. and Kar, N.C. (2006). "Efficiency Improvements from an Electric Vehicle Induction Motor Drive, with Augmentations to a PI Control". IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical & Computer Engineering (IEEE CCECE 2006), Ottawa, June 2006. pp.832-5 (national/international conference) (resulting from visiting research work at University of Windsor)

[27] Janzen, R. E. (2005) "Intra-Aircraft Power Line Communication: Synthesis of Avionics and PLC". (undergraduate honours thesis, 52 pages.)

Invited contributions (non-refereed)

S. Mann et al. (2016), "Code of Ethics on Human Augmentation: the three ‘Laws’" Kurzweil.net, 2016.07.05. [article] [current updated document]

Steve Mann, Ryan Janzen, Steven Feiner (2015), A Graphical History of Augmented Reality: "Some History and Fundamentals of Mobile, Wearable, Wireless AR and PHENOMENAugmented Reality." AWE 2015 conference distribution package for Monday registrants. 2015.06.08 [PDF]

Ryan Janzen (2015), "Nova Vortex" (program notes in Digifest 2015 proceedings) [Link]

Uncredited Research

S. Mann (2014 June), "The Sightfield: Visualizing Computer Vision, and Seeing Its Capacity to 'See' " (Mann's keynote at IEEE EVW 2014). This companion document references [01], renames the veillance field [01], and discloses further work done in collaboration.

Acknowledgements in Research

[100] Bolt, Laura M. (2010), "Applying Human Interactive and Communicative Theories to Ringtailed Lemur (Lemur catta) Communication. vis-à-vis: Explorations in Anthropology 10(1): 3-20. [Link] *

[101] Ernest Chun Yue Ho (2011), "If you want to be slow you have to be fast: Control of Slow Population Activities by Fast-spiking Interneurons via Network Multistability", Ph.D. dissertation. [Link]

[102] Steve Mann (2012), "Hydraulikos: nature and technology and the centre for cyborg-environment interaction (CEI)", Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Conference on Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI2012), February 19-22, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, pp. 29-32 [PDF].

[103] Bolt, Laura M. (2013), "The function of howling in the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta)". International Journal of Primatology 34(1): 157-169. DOI: 10.1007/s10764-012-9654-8 *

[104] Bolt, Laura M. (2013), "Squealing rate indicates dominance rank in the male ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta)". American Journal of Primatology 75(12): 1174-1184. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22179 *

[105] Bolt, Laura M (2013). "The relationship between dominance and vocal communication in the male ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta)," Ph.D. dissertation. [Link]

[106] Bolt, Laura M. (2014), "Male-specific use of the purr in the ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta)". Folia Primatologica 85(4): 201-214. DOI: 10.1159/000363057 *

* acknowledgement for experimental measurement equipment design/consulting



Bio  (science/engineering general audience)

Ryan Janzen is a scientist, engineer and artist. Janzen proposed the physics of veillance flux, and a veillance field emitted by surveillance cameras, leading Janzen and S. Mann to establish the new research fields of veillametrics (exact quantification of surveillance) and metasensing [1]. This work advances the physics and mathematics of sensor design for the security, broadcasting, and augmented reality industries [1].

Janzen's work embodies a fusion between art and science that comes naturally: Janzen's scientific research has led to advances in acoustics, aerospace engineering, and electric vehicle propulsion, and was awarded a federal grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. This research is published in more than 30 international publications [2].

Ryan Janzen's artistic work has been featured internationally in New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Copenhagen and Shanghai [3].

http://ryanjanzen.ca


Bio  (scientific, scholarly)

Ryan Janzen applies principles of electrical engineering and physics to diverse fields, from biological research, to fluid dynamics and aerospace, to music and acoustics. Janzen's scientific research has led to advances in signal processing, acoustics, aerospace engineering, and electric vehicle propulsion, and has been awarded a federal grant by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canada. Janzen developed CDR audio -- the world's first composite-dynamic-range audio algorithm -- and invented the veillance flux formulation of extramissive optics. With 25 international peer-reviewed publications, he does research and teaching as a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto. Janzen has served on editorial review committees for five scholarly publications, and was the Organizing Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, hosting distinguished researchers worldwide including Ray Kurzweil (Chief Engineer at Google) and MIT's Marvin Minsky (known as the father of Artificial Intelligence, AI). Janzen is also a composer of orchestral music, and his work has been performed internationally in New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Copenhagen and Shanghai.


Bio  (business/tech)

Ryan Janzen is a Ph.D. engineering candidate at the University of Toronto; researcher in avionics, optics, mathematical theory, vehicle propulsion, and physics. Janzen has produced more than 40 scientific publications and presentations, and is a member of distinguished professional organizations including the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society. Janzen's innovations have impacted the research world, introducing entirely new fields of research: extramissive optics, high-dynamic-range simultaneous signal processing, and intra-aircraft power line communication.


Bio  (business/tech, 2016)

Ryan Janzen is a scientist, engineering researcher, and artist. Featured on the Discovery Channel, Wired magazine, and Through the Wormhole, Janzen has produced more than 40 scientific publications and 70+ international lectures and media interviews. Janzen's innovations in avionics, optics, mathematics, vehicle propulsion and kinematics, have led to entirely new fields of research: veillametrics, swarm modulation, and intra-aircraft power line communication. His work was featured at the World Expo in Shanghai, and at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Janzen's work embodies a fusion between art and science that comes naturally: Janzen's scientific research has led to advances in acoustics, aerospace engineering, and augmented-reality, and was awarded a federal grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Ryan Janzen's artistic work has been featured internationally in New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Copenhagen and Shanghai.

Janzen is co-founder and CTO of TransPod, working to create the future of transportation. Ultra-high-speed aerospace vehicles are being designed by TransPod to move passengers and cargo between cities faster with reduced dependency on fossil fuels.

Ryan Janzen is a member of distinguished professional organizations including the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society. His collaborators and mentors have included wearable computing pioneer Dr. Steve Mann; Meta-Vision CTO Raymond Lo; InteraXon co-founder Chris Aimone; Princeton researcher Allen Bahn; and Intelex founder Ted Grunau.


Bio  (for music publication)

Ryan Janzen's compositions have been performed internationally in New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Copenhagen and Shanghai. Featured on CBC, Danish radio, and at the World Expo, Ryan Janzen's compositions have been sought after for art music, film, and esoteric concerts. As experience-designer and music director of 24 live concerts and producer of 3 albums, he has collaborated extensively with musicians, orchestras, and interdisciplinary researchers.

Janzen's work embodies a fusion between art and science that comes naturally: Janzen's scientific research has led to advances in acoustics, aerospace engineering, and electric vehicle propulsion, and was awarded a federal grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. His music research is published in eight international music publications. After founding a technology consulting company in elementary school, Janzen worked on the award-winning film Commedia Fantasia (winner of the 2002 Houston International Film Festival Gold Medal Award in performing arts), and has since produced an array of art music, film music, orchestral and choral compositions, performance art, and high-tech performances that push the limits of art and science.

Janzen in 2006 was the world's first composer to create music for hydraulophone, an exotic instrument which is played by touching jets of water. Janzen developed a new expressive performance style and (along with inventor Steve Mann) a new musical notation which gives the performer access to a never-before-seen ability: polyphonic embouchure, brought into existence by hydraulophones.

His film scores include "Ritual", an eerie film+concert performance in which audience and performers are left in pitch dark. Janzen's compositions have been commissioned recently for a grand-opening of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind in Alberta, and for the Marshall Fels Elliott short film "After Hours". His compositions have also been performed at the Music Gallery in Toronto, NIME in New York City, and the Vandkulturhuset in Denmark.

Janzen's multimedia work "Stray" was featured in a Florence, Italy presentation. This piece of music was written in the C programming language, for pipe organ and andantephone (a musical instrument designed with Steve Mann which transforms seismic waves from footsteps).

Fusion between music and science is also Janzen's specialty as an invited lecturer internationally at courses and conventions alike. He spoke at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, for the American Musical Instrument Society, discussing his recent work. He is featured in 22 newspaper, magazine and TV news programs on art, science and technology.

Samples of his work can be heard/seen at:
   ryanjanzen.ca


Interesting Activities


Teaching

Editorial work for scholarly publications


Education

Awards

8,000  Viola Carless Smith Research Fellowship (2014-5)
63,000  Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council scholarship, 3-Year PGS-D (2009-2012)
15,000  Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2008-9)
9,900  Edward S. Rogers Graduate Scholarship (2008-9)
EUR 11,000  International scholarship from ISU (International Space University, Strasbourg, France) (2008, declined)
6,833  UofT Fellowship (2008)
20,500  University of Toronto Fellowship (full) (2008, declined, superceded by Rogers and OGS scholarships)
23,000  Research Assistantship, FLUID laboratory (2005-7)
14,000  UofT Fellowship (2005-7)
12,000  Millenium Bursary (2001-5)
15,000  University of Windsor entrance scholarship (2001, declined)
8,000  Principal's Scholarship, Queen's University (2001, declined)
3,000  Millennium Scholarship (2001)
3,000  Aiming for the Top Scholarship (2001)
3,000  Leonardo Da Vinci Scholarship (2001)
$ ?  (awards and bursaries from e.g. UFCW (2001)
-  Proficiency awards: OAC Geography (World Issues), OAC Biology, OAC Physics, OAC Music, OAC Mathematics (AG) (2000-1)
-  Ontario Scholar (2001)
-  University of Toronto Scholar (2001)
300  Gold Medal award, Windsor science & technology fair (2000)
-  Gold Medal award, Manufacturing technology special award, Windsor science & technology fair (1998)
-  Canadian Mathematics Competition, 1st place locally (1997,1998,2000,2001)
-  Unsung Hero Award (1996)
-  Science Award (1996)
-  University of Windsor Scholastic Acheivement Award (1996)

IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society

Roles of Ryan Janzen:

ISTAS 2013 promo statement, written by Ryan for general audiences:

Featuring the father of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Marvin Minsky; renowned futurist and Director of Engineering at Google, Ray Kurzweil; President of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Susan N. Herman.

Augmented Reality, Data-mining, Surveillance, Sousveillance and Uberveillance are timely topics, at a time when our civilization bends and meanders toward wire-tapping, memetic engineering, and targeted information warfare. How do we balance privacy and visibility; civil liberties and security? What happens when the builders of Augmented Reality "glass" from around the world AND "glass dome" surveillance experts all bring their life's work to one place, and debate each other?

Where does that technology take us as a society? Where should it take us? Come see the Ontario Privacy Commissioner and the President of the ACLU, along with key researchers from MIT, the US Military, World Access for the Blind, Google, Infinity Augmented Reality Inc., "Drones Journalism" (unmanned aerial drones), Centre for Hemispheric Defense Studies, Microsoft, ethics and social advocacy speakers, engineers, philosophers and power-brokers from around the world. It's going to be an exciting debate!

Many technical meetings are just that--just technical. But this groundbreaking event aims to be one with a conscience. One with a real debate, one with an ethical search for: What is the right thing to do?

IEEE ISTAS 2013, Toronto, Canada.
June 27-29, 2013


Research Grants


Public Speaking

Media interviews + coverage

Concert performances

LocationVenue/EventRoleDate
Toronto"Nova Vortex" concert at Digifest 2015composer, concert designer, hydr/winds2015
Aarhus, DenmarkAquasonic ensemble: sound art collaboration, lecturelecturer, designer, composer2014
Santa Clara, CaliforniaClosing performance for approx. 2000 attendees at Augmented World ExpoIrish whistle, hydr.2013
Ljubljana, Sloveniademonstration of physiphonic feedback sound productioncomposer, lecturer2012
New York CityThe Metropolitan Museum of Art ("The Met")composer, lecturer2012October Alchemy Beckons, screening of Oxbow Lake
Florence, ItalyPresentation on the "Stray" composition, with screeningcomposer, engineer2010"Stray"
Expo 2010, Shanghai, ChinaWorld's Fair - Canada PavilionFilm score, screened, selected to represent Canadian arts and culture2010/2008 Score for the Marshall Fels Elliott film, "After Hours"
San FranciscoSingularity Summit & The Infinity Clubhydr.122010arr. Für Elise, Beethoven
CBC RadioInterview and performance on CBC Radio "GO", hosted by Brent Bamburycomposer, hydr.2010"Suite for Hydraulophone" excerpt
TorontoConcert celebrating music technology old and new: "ORGANic Evolution"composer, performer on andantephone2010"Stray"
Ottawa Audience of 10,000 people; Opening Ceremony of Winterlude; commissioned by the National Capital Commission. music director, performer, creative/technical designer2010arrangements and compositions for H2Orchestra
Las VegasPerformance/entertainment, over 4 days for an international entertainment convention (IAAPA)hydr.122009
New York CityMusic+Technology synergy -- Onstage at Gadgetoff 2009 hydr2009
Montreal, QuebecPrivate performance for Cirque du Soleil directorshydr2009
King City, OntarioLive H2O Concertcomposer + hydr2009"Suite for Hydraulophone", arr. of Fauré Sicilienne
Calgary, AlbertaGrand opening ceremony at CNIB, attended by Premier Ralph Kleincomposer + hydr + clarinet + Irish whistle2008"October Alchemy Beckons"
TorontoLuminato festival, concert at Harbourfront Centrehydr + canoe clarinet2008arr. of "She's Like the Swallow"
TorontoThe Music Gallery, Torontocomposer/improv. + hydr2008"improvisations over water"
TorontoToronto United Mennonite Churchcomposer + clarinet + piano (invited guest musician)2007"Mennonite hymns in flight"
Copenhagen, DenmarkVandkulturhuset ("water culture house") composer + hydr2007"Suite for Hydraulophone"
New York CityThe Galapagos New Yorkcomposer + hydr2007"Suite for Hydraulophone"
TorontoHart House composer's concertcomposer + conductor2006Saga for Clarinet #3: "A Conversation with Milda" (Fl.+Cl.+Hn.+Vl.+Vc.)
TorontoNuit Blanche, Torontohydr2006
TorontoOpening ceremony attended by the Honourable Caroline Di Cocco, Ontario Minister of Culture. Ontario Science Centre (OSC), TELUSCAPE exploration plaza.hydr + composer2006
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