TL;DR I am Robin Scheibler, a researcher working more often than not on audio processing and stuff. I like coding and making hardware, and I like it open source. Some people call me a hacker.

Long version: My name is Robin Scheibler and I am a researcher focusing on data and signals. My research interests have taken me from proving theorems to literally jumping in a cold mountain lake to sample its water, checking for the presence of arsenic. When I work on a problem, I want to take it from the idea all the way to the implementation into a physical prototype.

Currently, I live in Tokyo and work on the theory and applications of large scale ad hoc arrays of acoustic sensors. I use small sound-to-light conversion sensors and film them with a camera.

I am the main contributor to Pyroomacoustics, a Python package for room simulation and audio array processing. The package lets the user easily create acoustic scenarios and simulate the propagation between sources and microphones.

I got my B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. from EPFL in Switzerland. I was lucky enough to be a member of the awesome Audiovisual Communications Laboratory from 2012 to 2017. Before that, I worked for NEC in Japan, and IBM Research in Switzerland.

In my free time, I like to create electronics gadgets. I am an early member of SAFECAST Japan where I build mobile Geiger counters to monitor the fallout from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear accident. I co-founded the biodesign for the real-world project.