Kedar Shashidhar ’15 demonstrated a 3D headphone at LSI

September 25, 2017

Kedar Shashidhar ’15 (KEY) is fulfilling his dreams. One of the first graduates of our audio and music engineering program, Kedar attended the Light and Sound Interactive conference at the Rochester Convention Center recently, demonstrating a 3D headphone made by OSSIC, the San Diego company he works for as associate creative director. His job involves creating original content, such as music and VR games, to showcase the capabilities of the headphone; interacting with other content creators; and creating software tools. Kedar says he’s “absolutely” enjoying his work and credits Mark Bocko, chair of electrical and computer engineering, for enabling him to attend a games developer conference where he hooked up with OSSIC. The audio and music engineering degree, he adds, is a “huge plus” in the eyes of employers he’s talked with. “It teaches students not only how to do audio in a creative capacity,” Kedar says, “but prepares you with actual engineering skills, and that is what the audio industry really wants now.”

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