Dr. KC Collins

Associate Director, Graduate

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Dr. KC Collins

Associate Director, Graduate

KC Collins is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Technology. Her work focuses on sound and music in technology, and explores how new technologies impact our auditory experience. This research has included studies of sound on smart tables, mobile phones, video games/VR, and slot machines. She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars and recipient of multiple research awards. She is also a filmmaker interested in interactive narratives, and has worked extensively in areas of sonic branding, user experience and human-computer interaction.

Research Areas

  • Sound
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Games
  • VR/AR
  • Multimodal Interaction and Perception
  • User Experience

Research Topics

  • Sound and Music
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality


Editorial Boards

  • Sonic Scope
  • Music, Sound and Moving Image
  • Journal of Music and Sound in Video Games Popular Communication Game Studies

Selected Program Committees

  • Interactive Audio Special Interest Group Education Group, GameSoundCon, Research Track Chair (2016)
  • Committee, Game History Annual Symposium IEEE Conference on Games (Sound and Music track Chair 2019)
  • AudioMostly (2020)
  • ISEA International Symposium on Electronic Arts (2016, 2019)
  • International Workshop on Musical Metacreation (MUME) (2012-2018) Audio Engineering Society