Eric Ameres

Senior Research Engineer
Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)

Biography & Research

Eric Ameres is Sr Research Engineer at the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center where he collaborates with a diverse array of artists and researchers. He is also an adjunct instructor in Information Technology and Web Science, and is pursuing a part time PhD with Prof Jim Hendler of RPI’s Tetherless World Constellation. His interest in computer facilitated cross modal collaboration and “data experience” aligns him with the Center for Cognition, Communication & Culture.

Ameres received his BS in Computer Systems Engineering from RPI in 1988. In 2011, as part time student of Prof Richard Radke, he completed his MS thesis, “Vision-based Feature Matching as a Means of Motion Video Consistency and Quality”.

Ameres’s career has included a range of research and development in computing, human perception, multimedia and art. His work in the 1980’s at Intelligent Computer Music Systems with Joel Chadabe and David Zicarelli included combining traditional computer engineering with algorithmic and generative music composition. His subsequent work as software engineer and Chief Technology Officer of On2 Technologies led to numerous patents in video compression that became the foundation for video in applications including Skype, Adobe Flash, YouTube and Google’s WebM. Google’s acquisition of On2 was completed in 2010.