Audio Morphing of Whale Songs


Students will participate in developing computer programs capable of morphing between two different sounds produced by a singing whale.

Project description

The goal of this project is to develop computer programs capable of morphing between two different sounds produced by a singing whale in ways that reveal how the whale is controlling its vocalizations and possibly why it is singing.

Project outcome

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment 3-5 months; a semester
Start time Fall
Level of collaboration Small Group Project
Benefits Academic Credit, Voluntary
Who is eligible Coding experience (e.g., Matlab), Familiarity with digitized audio signals, Speak Whale
Support Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.
National Science Foundation Fellowship

Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.

Project mentor

Eduardo Mercado



350 Park Hall

Phone: (716) 645-0231



To engage with this project, you will work through a series of Project-Based Collaboration digital badges to guide your experience. 

To get started, contact the project mentor using the contact information above to discuss availability and after you’ve received approval, you can start the Project Preparation Digital Badge. Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor

Preparation guidance

Once you have registered for the Project Preparation Digital Badge, you will receive further instructions related to the activities you will need to complete. In addition, you will also complete the following preparation activities for this particular project: