Frédéric Bevilacqua is the head of the Real Time Musical Interactions team at IRCAM – Institute for Music/Acoustic Research and Coordination in Paris. His research concerns the understanding and modelling gesture-sound interactions, and the development of gesture-based musical interactive systems. He holds a master degree in physics and a Ph.D. in biomedical optics from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne). He also studied music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and participated in several music and media arts projects. From 1999 to 2003 he was a researcher at the University of California Irvine. He joined IRCAM in October 2003 to develop gesture research for music and performing arts.