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 LaBRI (Computer Science Laboratory), University of Bordeaux, France, in 2001. He was also a member of "Studio de Création et de Recherche en Informatique et Musique Electroacoustique" (SCRIME). In 2011, he was promoted full Professor at Lab-STICC, University of Brest, France. He was there at the head of the Image and Sound curriculum. Since 2015, Sylvain Marchand is Professor of Computer Science at the University of La Rochelle, France.
He was the leader of the French ANR DReaM project, and is a member of the scientific committee of the international conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx). He was associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, and Senior IEEE Member.
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), as well as "active medias".