Sylvain Marchand received the M.Sc. degree in algorithmics and the Ph.D. degree, while carrying out research in computer music and sound modeling, from the University of Bordeaux 1, France, on 1996 and 2000, respectively.
He was appointed Associate Professor at the University of Bordeaux 1 in 2001. He was a member of both LaBRI and SCRIME. He was then appointed Full Professor at the University of Brest in 2011. He was there a member of Lab-STICC. Now, he is Full Professor at the University of La Rochelle, and member of the L3i laboratory.
Pr Marchand is particularly involved in musical sound analysis, transformation, and synthesis. He focuses on spectral representations, taking perception into account. Among his main research topics are sinusoidal models, analysis / synthesis of deterministic and stochastic sounds, sound localization / spatialization ("3D sound"), separation of sound entities (sources) present in polyphonic music, or "active listening" (enabling the user to interact with the musical sound while it is played).