Ricardo has published research in topics such as: Audio watermarking using psychoacoustics and spread spectrum, automatic generation of sound synthesis algorithms using evolutionary methods, high resolution analysis and modeling of signals, multichannel media modeling, high resolution psychoacoustic models, low-bitrate audio and video compression, music recommendation systems, music information retrieval systems and online music-centric communities.
Ricardo A. Garcia is originally from Colombia, South America, where he first experimented with audio algorithms in 1992 through his electronic music band "Señal Nocturna".
In 1996, Ricardo graduated from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin earning his undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering. His graduate degrees include a MS in Music Engineering Technology from University of Miami in 1999, and a second MS in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT Media Lab in 2001.
Later he worked as an Audio Scientist with Groove Mobile (formerly Chaoticom) designing algorithms for music distribution on mobile devices. He was also a Senior Software Engineer with Young Chang R&D Institute (Kurzweil Music Systems) working with their PC3 workstation products.
Ricardo is also passionate about photography, you can find some of his pictures and other interests at ragomusic.com or follow him @ragomusic