Valery Vermeulen a Belgian multimedia artist, electronic musician, music producer, mathematician and guest lecturer at various Belgian art institutes.
In 2001 he obtained a phd in pure mathematics at Ghent University in the field of algebraic group theory. Between 2001 and 2005 Vermeulen worked at the Institute for Pschychoacoustics and Electronic Music (IPEM, Ghent University) on a research project focusing on the link between music and emotions. Meanwhile he started writing and recording music in his own production studio. Since 2004 Vermeulen has been working on several interactive multimedia installations where the man-machine interaction plays a central role.
With one his latest projects, the EMO-Synth project (supported by the Flemish Audiovisual Fund and Flanders Image), his work focuses on interactive multimedia systems where image and sound generation are directed by the emotional responses of the viewer. His installations and performances have been widely shown in Belgium as well as abroad and cover various topics including affective computing, generative art, biofeedback, artificial intelligence and econometrics.
Besides his activities as digital artist Vermeulen currently works as a consultant in statistics and applied mathematics and recently finished his studies as music producer at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent.