Hugues Vinet has been since 1994 Director of IRCAM’s R&D Department, including the STMS (Science and Technology of Music and Sound) IRCAM-CNRS-UPMC joint research unit. He also manages IRCAM technology development and transfer: 12 advanced software environments disseminated through IRCAM Forum, the IRCAM Tools professional plug-in collection, and several dozens technology licences with companies worldwide.
His fields of interest include digital audio signal processing, HCI, music knowledge engineering, and the epistemology of relations between art, science and technology. He has been coordinator of R&D projects at EU (FP5 CUIDADO, FP6 SemanticHIFI) and National (ANR Ecrins, Ecoute, Voxstruments, Sample Orchestrator 1&2, etc.) levels.
After a scientific and musical education, he previously worked as Chief Engineer at INA (National Institute of Audiovisual) where he headed the research activities on music technology and noticeably designed the award winning GRM Tools product.
Member of various scientific and expert boards, he has played since the beginning an active role in the Cap Digital Technology Cluster.