Our Story

For over 15 years, our core team has pursued academic research in human audio perception and spatial sound capture/reproduction, culminating in a number of patented technologies. In 2012, Dysonics emerged from the UC Davis technology incubator (ETTC) to bring-to-market a revolution in 3D audio & motion-tracking for headphones.

Relevant Markets

Dysonics powers applications in Virtual & Augmented Reality

Virtual & Augmented Reality

Dysonics powers applications in Music


Dysonics powers applications in Gaming


Dysonics powers applications in Movies


Dysonics powers applications in 360° Live Capture

360° Live Capture

Dysonics powers applications in Immersive Content

Immersive Content

Dysonics powers applications in Teleconferencing


And More!

And More!

Meet The Core Team

Ralph Algazi, Co-Founder & President

V. Ralph Algazi

Co-Founder & President

Dr. Ralph Algazi has been an active researcher in the field of audio signals and audio processing for more than 40 years. He has carried out research and published in the areas communications and signal processing, image processing & compression, and speech & sound processing. Dr. Algazi, professor emeritus of the University of California, Davis, served as Chairman of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. He was the originator and founding director of the Center for Image Processing and Integrated Computing (CIPIC), founded in 1989. He continues to direct the CIPIC interface lab, working with Dr. Richard Duda and graduate students on spatial sound research.

Robert Dalton, Chief Technology Officer, Dysonics

Robert Dalton Jr.

Co-Founder & CTO

Robert Dalton is Co-Founder and CTO of Dysonics, a company leading the way in immersive audio technology for VR and 360 media. Mr. Dalton received a Masters in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Davis where he researched various aspects of 3D sound capture and reproduction over headphones. He has over 15 years of experience managing and leading hardware and software engineering teams. Called the “future of sound technology” by Gizmodo, Dysonics is the first company to bring to market Bluetooth Smart motion sensors for enabling interactive 3D audio applications over headphones. In addition to building industry leading 360 binaural microphones, Dysonics develops software for spatial audio content creation, live broadcasting, and playback.

Richard O. Duda


Dr. Richard Duda has led research in areas including pattern recognition, image analysis, expert systems, auditory scene analysis, and the localization and synthesis of spatial sound. He has taught electrical engineering at San Jose State and the University of Texas at Austin. He was a researcher at the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Center at SRI International for 18 years, from 1962 to 1980. He has been a visiting professor and a researcher at the CIPIC Interface laboratory of the University of California, Davis.

Jim Olson

Acting CEO

Jim has led a distinguished career after leading several high technology businesses and serving for nine years as CEO of SkyStream Networks, the top rated IPTV video head end provider worldwide, which was acquired by Tandberg Television. Jim recently helped start up the Engineering Translational Technology Center (ETTC) at the University of California, Davis to accelerate the transition of high-impact innovative research from the college to technology development and commercialization.

Les Borsai, VP of Business Development, Dysonics

Les Borsai

VP of Business Development

Les Borsai spent the first decade of his music and entertainment industry career focused on touring and artist management, starting as a talent buyer at Avalon Attractions (now Live Nation) and later at Bill Silva Management and his own Modern Artist Management. In the past ten years, he has become one of the top digital music entrepreneurs with a focus on mobile, apps and games, founding both the iPhone app developer gridMob and the synch licensing platform for apps and games Songlily. Les heads business development for Dysonics where he forms strategic partnerships relating to technology licensing integration and content licensing and production.

Garrett McCullum, Director of Marketing at Dysonics

Garrett McCullum

Director of Marketing

Garrett McCullum is a seasoned marketer and technology enthusiast with expertise in building and executing marketing strategy to drive growth. Prior to Dysonics, Garrett headed marketing at VentureBeat, a leading technology publication and media company. There, he planned and executed marketing functions around user acquisition, social growth and engagement, product launches, strategic partnerships, content strategy, events, and core brand representation.

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