Dongho Daniel Kwak

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Visiting address Forskningsv. 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1133 Blindern 0318 OSLO

Research Project

Dongho joined the Artificial Biomimetic systems - the Niche of Islet Organoids (ABINO) project in January 2020 as a PhD candidate at the University of Oslo. In this convergence project between RITMO, HTH, and CCSE, Dongho's main objective is to create controllable audio stimuli for mechanical/acoustic-based perturbations for stem cell differentiation. Currently, the key focus is on developing different types of audio stimuli based on the frequencies and rhythms generated from the heartbeat pulses and respiratory patterns of the human body.


As a classically trained musician, Dongho played in various orchestras and bands. He also has experience in live sound engineering, live & studio recording and sound design. His other research interest is in the field of human perception of sound and music, especially in auditory loudness perception, which was the focus area of his master’s thesis.

  • MMus, Music Technology, University of Pretoria (2016)
  • Music Mind and Technology, exchange programme, University of Jyväskylä (Autumn 2012)
  • UTLM, Teacher's Licentiate in Flute, University of South Africa (2011)
  • BMus, Flute Performance/Music Technology, University of Pretoria (2011)


  • Best sound design & animation music (Thuli) at M-Net VUKA TAG Award (2011)

Academic achievement

  • Postgraduate bursary at the University of Pretoria (2012-2013)
  • Academic honorary colours at the University of Pretoria (2012)
  • Academic achievement bursary at the University of Pretoria (2011)
  • Pretorium Trust bursary (2011)
  • The Chris Jungnickel Scholarship for academic achievement at the University of Pretoria (2010)

Positions held

  • Recording studio and lab assistant, University of Pretoria (2014-2015)
  • Part-time lecturer, Music Technology (MCS 302), University of Pretoria (2014)
  • Tutor for Music Technology, University of Pretoria (2013)
  • Audio-Visual technical assistant, Mosaïek (2013)
  • Tutor for Aural Training, University of Pretoria (2010)
Tags: Music Technology


  • Krzyzaniak, Michael Joseph; Kwak, Dongho Daniel; Veenstra, Frank; Erdem, Cagri; Wallace, Benedikte; Jensenius, Alexander Refsum & Glette, Kyrre (2020). Dr. Squiggles rhythmical robots. Show summary
Published Feb. 19, 2020 10:40 AM - Last modified June 22, 2020 7:53 PM