Currently, I'm a product designer at Google. My past experience, covers both academic and commercial settings. I was a design research fellow in the Shared Reality Lab at McGill University, and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT).  At McGill I worked in the design of Open Orchestra and Autour.  During this time I became intrigued by the possibility of rendering acoustic descriptions of physical art forms and started the Audible Sculptures project.  Before that, I worked as a UX designer collaborating in the conception of award winning projects like the 100 Years of the Canadiens and the Canadian Centre for Architecture at Bluesponge and the Cognitive Group.  




Panëels, S.; Olmos, A.; Blum, J.; and Cooperstock, J. R. (2013).  “Listen to It Yourself! Evaluating Usability of “What’s Around Me?” for the Blind”, In Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI).

Olmos, A.; Bouillot, N.; Knight, T.; Mabire, N.; and Cooperstock, J. R. (2012), "A High-Fidelity Orchestra Simulator for Individual Musicians' Practice", Computer Music Journal, 36(2):55-73.

El-Shimy, D., Grond, F., Olmos, A., Cooperstock, J., (2011), "Eyes-Free Environmental Awareness for Navigation", Springer Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, Special Issue on Interactive Sonification.

Olmos, A., Rushka,P., Ko, D., Foote, G., Woszczyk, W., Cooperstock, J. R. (2011), " Where do you want your ears? Comparing performance quality as a function of listening position in a virtual Jazz Band ", SMC 2011 - 8th Sound and Music Computing Conference, July 2011.

Blum, J.; Sun, H.; Olmos, A.; and Cooperstock, J. R. (2011), "End-User Viewpoint Control of Live Video from a Medical Camera Array", In International Conference on Distributed Smart Cameras, August.

Hohmann, T., Troje N.F., Olmos, A., Munzert, J. (2011), " The influence of motor expertise and motor familiarity on action recognition and actor identification ", Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 23:4, 403-415, March 2011.

Olmos, A., Lachapelle, K., and Cooperstock, J.R. (2010), " Multiple angle viewer for remote medical training ", ACM Workshop on Multimedia Technologies for Distance Learning.

Olmos, A., Brulé, M., Bouillot, N., Benovoy, M., Blum, J., Sun, H., Lund, N.W., and Cooperstock, J.R. (2009), " Exploring the role of latency and orchestra placement on the networked performance of a distributed opera ", 12th Annual International Workshop on Presence, Los Angeles, Nov. 11-13, 2009.

Olmos, A., Böddeker S. and McIntosh A. (2009),  " Emerging web browsing alternatives ", In J. Trant and D. Bearman (eds). Museums and the Web 2009: Proceedings. Toronto: Archives & Museum Informatics. Published March 31, 2009.

Kingdom, F. A. A., Field, D. J. and Olmos, A. (2007),   " Does spatial invariance result from insensitivity to change? ", Journal of Vision, 7(14):11, 1-13, 2007.

Olmos, A. and Kingdom, F. A. A. (2005), " Automatic non-photorealistic rendering through soft-shading removal: a colour-vision approach ", 2nd International Conference on Vision, Video and Graphics, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 2005.

Trucco E. and Olmos, A. (2005), " Self-tuning underwater image restoration ", IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 511-519, 2006.

Kingdom, F. A. A. and Olmos, A. (2004), " Biologically inspired recovery of shading and reflectance maps in a single image ", Perception 2004, volume 33, number 12, pages 1463 - 1473, 2004.

Olmos, A. Kingdom, F. A. A., Field, D. J. (2004), " How sensitive are we to distortions in natural scenes? ", Perception 2004, Journal of Vision, 4(8), 878a, 2004.

Olmos, A.Trucco, E. and Lane, D. (2002), " Automatic man-made object detection with intensity cameras (using Support Vector Machines) ", Oceans 2002 MTS/IEEE Conference, p. (1555 - 1561) Vol. 3, October 2002.

Olmos, A. and Trucco, E. (2002), " Detecting man-made objects in unconstrained subsea videos ", Proceedings of the British Machine Vision Conference, pp. 517-526, 2002.

Olmos, A., Trucco, E., Lebart, K., Lane, D., (2000), " Detecting ripple patterns in mission videos ", MTS/IEEE OCEANS 2000, p. (331-335) Vol. 1, September 2000.