Victor Zappi

Affiliated Faculty,  Electrical and Computer Engineering
Assistant Professor,  College of Arts, Media and Design



  • 617.373.2776


  • PhD, Computer Science Engineering (focus on Music Technology), Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia/Università degli Studi di Genova, 2012

Selected Publications

  • Boem, A., Troiano, G. M., Lepri, G., and Zappi V., “Non-Rigid Musical Interfaces: Exploring Practices, Takes, and Future Perspective”, Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Birmingham, UK, 2020
  • Mohapatra, D. R., Zappi, V., and Fels, S., “An Extended Two-dimensional Vocal Tract Model for Fast Acoustic Simulation of Single-axis Symmetric Three-dimensional Tubes”, Proceedings of Interspeech 2019, Graz, Austria, 2019
  • Zappi, V., McPherson A., “Hackable Instruments: Supporting Appropriation and Modification in Digital Musical Interaction”, Frontiers in ICT, Volume 5, 2018
  • Zappi, V., Allen, A., and Fels, S., “Extended Playing Techniques on an Augmented Virtual Percussion Instrument”, Computer Music Journal 2018, Volume 42, Issue 2
  • Zappi, V., Allen, A., and Fels, S., “The Hyper Drumhead: Making Music with a Massive Real-time Physical Model”, Proceedings of the 43rd International Computer Music Conference, Shanghai, China 2017 — Best Paper Award