Researcher, audio forensics expert and guitarist. I study the sound, in particular the sound of the human voice.
Sonia Cenceschi is a member of the Digital Forensic Service of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI). She is also scientific committee member of the Forensic Group Italian association, and researcher of the Digital Diet team (see friends link for more information).
She defended her PhD (cum Laude) at the Politecnico di Milano, at the
ARCSLab research group, DEIB department. After a degree in Engineering at the University of Pisa with a dissertation in acoustics, she gets a Master degree in Electronic Music and Audio Technologies at the Conservatory of Music G. Verdi in Como with a thesis focused on perception related to digital audio restoration. In 2010 she attended the Masterclass SAMPL (DEI and C. Pollini Conservatory of Padua) dedicated to the conservation, restoration and use of recordings.
In the same year she starts to practice as professional in forensic and music applications of digital audio restoration and analysis. In 2013 she founded the audio forensics group Cencor, with the purpose of expanding the use of digital technologies for the analysis of the voice. Since 2014 she is a registered as audio forensics expert at the Tribunal of Como and actively collaborates with the Italian and Italian Switzerland Law Enforcements.
She spent a period at the Department of Forensic Speech Science at York University, studying the differences between Italian and English prosody and timbre, plus three months at the SpinLab at the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao.