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Dr. McMullen is the leader of the SoundPAD Laboratory at the University of Florida, which focuses on the Perception, Application, and Development of 3D audio in various contexts. Current projects include (1) psychoacoustic analysis of the quality of customized head-related transfer functions, (2) using 3D audio to sonify positional data for situational awareness, (3) using virtual spatial audio to augment assistive technology for persons with visual impairments,  (4) discovering critical interface design techniques for developing virtual auditory environments, and (5) using 3D audio to increase immersion and realness in virtual and augmented reality.

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Research



Papers:


McMullen, K., Wakefield, G.H. (2017 - in press). The Effects of Training on Real-Tome Localization of Headphone-Rendered, Spatially Processed Sounds. 2017 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting.


Arce, T., McMullen, K. (2017 - in press). The Effects of 3D Audio on Hologram Localization in Augmented Reality Environments. 2017 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting.


Celepkolu, M., Wiggins, J. B., Boyer, K. E., & McMullen, K. (2017). Think First: Fostering Substantive Contributions in Collaborative Problem-Solving Dialogues. Philadelphia, PA: International Society of the Learning Sciences..


Arce, T. R., & McMullen, K. (2017). Hearing biochemical structures: molecular visualization with spatial audio. ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing, (117), 9-13.


Fan, Z., Wan. Y., McMullen, K. (2016). Quantitatively Validating Subjectively Selected HRTFs for Elevation and Front-Back Distinction. In Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on Auditory Display. Canberra, Australia.


Ranjan, S., McMullen, K. (2015). Gesture-based Sound Localization and Manipulation. In Proceedings of the 3rd ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction. Los Angeles, California, USA.

Wan, Y., Fan, Z., McMullen, K. (2015) Temporal Reliability of Subjectively Selected Head-Related Transfer Functions (HRTFs) in a Non-Eliminating Discrimination Task. Audio Engineering Society (AES), October 2015, New York, NY, USA.

Jackson, F., Solomon, A., McMullen, K., Gilbert, J. (2015 - in press) To start voting, say vote: Establishing a threshold for ambient noise for a speech recognition voting system. The Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, 26-30 July 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.


Ongsarte, A., Jiang, Y., McMullen, K. (2015 - in press) Assessment of Electronic Write-In Voting Interfaces for Persons with Visual Impairments. The Proceedings of HCI International 2014, 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 2-7 August 2014, Los Angeles, California, USA.


Wan, Y., Zare, A.,  McMullen, K. (2014). Evaluating the Consistency of Subjectively Selected Head-Related Transfer Functions (HRTFs) Over Time. AES Conference on Spatial Audio, 27 August 2014, Helsinki, Finland.


McMullen, K. (2014). Using Spatial Audio to Augment Big Data Analysis. Workshop on Sonic Information Design at the 20th International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD-2014), 25 June 2014, New York, NY.


McMullen, K., Wakefield, G. (2014). Effects of Visual Augmentation on the Memory of Spatial Sounds. In The Proceedings of the International Conference on Auditory Displays (ICAD), 22-25 June 2014, New York, NY.


McMullen, K. (2014). The Potential for Spatial Audio to Convey Information in Virtual Environments. In IEEE VR Workshop on Sonic Interactions for Virtual Environments, 29 March 2014, Minneapolis, MN.


Zare, A., McMullen, K., Gardner-McCune, C. (2014 - in press). Design of an Accessible and Portable System for Soccer Players with Visual Impairments. In CHI’13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 26 April - 1 May 2014, Toronto, Ontario. ACM.


McMullen, K., Wakefield, G. (2014). 3D Sound Memory in Virtual Environments. IEEE Symposium on 3D User Interfaces (3DUI). 2014.


McMullen, K, Wakefield, G. (2013). The Effects of Attenuation Modeling on Spatial Sound Search. The Proceedings of the International Conference on Auditory Displays (ICAD), 6-10 July 2013, Lodz University of Technology, Poland.


McMullen, K., Wakefield, G. (2013). Effects of Plane Mapping on Sound Localization in a Virtual Auditory Environment. The Proceedings of HCI International 2013, 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 21-26 July 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.


Daily, S., Gardner-McCune, C., Eugene. W., Remy, S., McMullen, K., Hall, P. (2013). Alternate Pathways to Careers in Computing: Recruiting and Retaining Women Students. American Society of Engineering Education: Computing & Information Technology Division.


Dissertation: Interface Design Implications for Recalling the Spatial Configuration of Virtual Auditory Environments. May 3, 2012. The University of Michigan. Chair: Dr. Gregory H. Wakefield


McMullen, K., Roginska, A., Wakefield, G. (2012). Subjective Selection of Head-Related Transfer Functions (HRTFs) based on Spectral Coloration and Interaural Time Differences (ITD) Cues. Presented at the AES 133rd Convention, San Francisco, USA, 2012 October 26–29.


Roginska, A., Wakefield, G., McMullen, K. (2011 ). Searching for Sources from a Fixed Point in a Virtual Auditory Environment. The Proceedings of the International Conference on Auditory Displays (ICAD), 20-24 June 2011, Budapest, Hungary.


Roginska, A., Wakefield, G., Santoro, T., McMullen, K. (2010). Effects of Interface Type on Navigation in a Virtual Spatial Auditory Environment. The Proceedings of the International Conference on Auditory Displays (ICAD), 9-15 June 2010, Washington, DC.


McMullen, K., Wakefield, G. (2009). Relationship Learning Software: Design and Assessment. The Proceedings of HCI International 2009, 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 19-24 July 2009, San Diego, CA, USA. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.


Eugene, W., Hatley, L., McMullen, K.A., Brown, Q., Rankin, Y., & Lewis, S. (2009). This Is Who I Am and This Is What I Do: Demystifying the Process of Designing Culturally Authentic Technology. The Proceedings of HCI International 2009, 13th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, 19-24 July 2009, San Diego, CA, USA. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.

Publications