Composition + Theory
Professor Robin Bargar works in computer-generated sound and music, with related work in interactive media and computer graphics. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In Illinois he established research groups at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, creating interactive environments by developing virtual reality and sound synthesis applications.
His work in the arts and media technologies has included positions in three countries on two continents. He arrived at CSULB from the University of Salford in Greater Manchester, UK, where he was a professor in the School of Arts and Media with a joint appointment in Computing Sciences. As university director of digital and creative industry collaboration, he established relationships with industry partners such as BBC and the BBC Philharmonic, independent theaters and art galleries, and international organizations such as European Cultural Center where he produced an interactive media installation during the Venice Biennale.
Before living in the UK, at Columbia College Chicago he was dean of the School of Media Arts and professor of Interactive Arts and Media. Living in Brooklyn, at the City University of New York he was dean of the School of Technology and Design and professor of Entertainment Technology. He holds two US Patents and received an Oscar nomination for Best Short Film (Animated).