The Technical Core, which is directed by
Douglas Keefe Ph.D., has two main goals to support the research projects of investigators in the
Center for Perception and Communication in Children (CPCC):
The computer programmers and engineers (electrical, biomedical, media) in the Technical Core serve the needs of each project, and have the flexibility to support future projects from incoming junior researchers. The delivery of these services through a centralized core facility increases the efficiency of laboratory computing at lower overall cost to the budget. This allows both junior and senior investigators to utilize state-of-the-art computing and engineering staff in their individual projects.
Timothy Vallier, M.M. (Computer Music), Systems Analyst/Software Developer Timothy Vallier is a member of the CPCC Technical Core. He specializes in analyzing, designing, and implementing audio/visual information systems for grant supported research projects. As a software developer, Vallier creates tools and programs (Max, Python, C++, R) to display, record, and manipulate multimedia stimuli.
The Auditory-Visual (AV) Core Facility is ideal for research on spatial effects of auditory and visual sound sources on children’s speech perception and comprehension, with special emphasis on the listening needs in children with hearing loss. The AV Core Facility includes: