Visda Goudarzi - Columbia College Chicago

Visda Goudarzi

Associate Chair
Associate Professor


Visda Goudarzi is a music technologist working at the intersection of audio and human-computer interaction. She is an Associate Professor of Audio Arts and Acoustics at Columbia College Chicago and worked as the principal investigator (PI) for the Austrian funded project COLLAB (Collaborative Creativity as a Participatory Tool for Interactive Sound Creation) at Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) in Graz, Austria. Prior to Columbia College she worked as an artistic and scientific researcher at IEM Graz, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University, and Vienna University of Technology. Her research interests include auditory interfaces, interactive and participatory design, sound and music computing, live coding, and data sonification.You can find some of her academic publications in the field of sound and music computing here. Beyond her academic pursuits, she enjoys performing live electronics as a member of intra-sonic electronic duo and in live-coding events with fellow artists such as Anna Xambo. She finds joy in pushing the boundaries of sonic experimentation.

Dr. Goudarzi holds a Ph.D. in Sound and Music Computing from (IEM) at University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Masters degree in Music, Science, and Technology from (CCRMA) at Stanford University, and a Masters degree in Computer Science from Human Computer Interaction Group at Technical University of Vienna.

Instructional Areas

Human-computer interaction, Sonic Interaction Design, Audio Programming, Audio Signal Processing, Performative Electronic and Computer Music, Research Methods, Interactive Arts.

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Computer Music, Interactive Software for Computer and Electronic Music, Human-computer interaction, Sonic Interaction Design, Sonification, Computer-mediated performance, Live coding, Laptop ensemble, Collaborative and Participatory Performance.


Dipl.-Ing., Computer Sciences Vienna University of Technology 2008
M.A., Music Stanford University 2009
Ph.D., Sound and Music Computing University of Music and Performing Arts Graz 2017