Cumhur Erkut was born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 1969. He received his Dr.Sc.(Tech.) degree in Acoustics and Audio DSP (EE) from the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), Espoo, Finland, in 2002. Between 1998 and 2002, he worked as a researcher, and between 2002 and 2007 as a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratory of Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing of the TKK, and contributed to various national and international research projects. 2007 onwards, he is appointed as an Academy Research Fellow, he conducts his research project Schema-SID [Academy of Finland, 120583] and contributes to the COST IC0601 Action “Sonic Interaction Design” (SID). His primary research interests are sonic interaction design, and physics-based sound synthesis and interactive control.