Paris is a part of the faculty at the University of Illinois and is a part-time research scientist at Adobe. His broader area of interest encompasses anything that involves sound. He spent most of his time working on novel uses of machine learning and signal processing on audio signals, and thinking on what it takes to make a machine listen, understand and appreciate the expressiveness of sound the same way we do.
He completed his Ph.D. and S.M. degrees and did a postdoc at the MIT Media Lab while working at the Machine Listening Group under professor Barry Vercoe. He was also very fortunate to spend time working at some amazing research labs such as Interval Research, Starlab, and Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL). In 2006 he was honored by the MIT Technology Review which recognized him as one of the year’s top 35 young technology innovators.