|Known for||New methods for automatic acoustic correction|
|Fields||Audio signal processing, acoustics, archaeoacoustics|
|Institutions||University of Southern California|
Chris Kyriakakis (born 1963) is a professor of electrical engineering, author, and inventor of audio technologies. He is the co-inventor of the Audyssey MultEQ digital room correction system. In 2004 he co-founded Audyssey Laboratories.
Kyriakakis attended high school at Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Greece. He received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and Applied Science from Caltech in 1985 and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1993.
Kyriakakis was appointed to the EE Systems faculty at USC in 1996 where he became the founding director of the USC Immersive Audio Laboratory. He teaches audio signal processing, acoustics, and psychoacoustics at the University of Southern California. He was part of the original team of researchers that founded the Integrated Media Systems Center, a National Science Foundation engineering research center that was awarded to USC in 1996. He later served as the Director of the Computer Interfaces group. He became Deputy Director of IMSC in 2003.
Kyriakakis has authored and co-authored nearly 100 peer reviewed technical papers. In 2006 he co-authored the book Immersive Audio Signal Processing.
His first notable contribution in the field of audio was the introduction of the concept of Virtual Microphones.
Together with Prof. Sharon Gerstel (UCLA), Kyriakakis is part of an interdisciplinary group that is studying the role of acoustics in Byzantine churches. In 2017 he organized a virtual 8th century performance in Byzantium 2.0: Acoustic Time Travel 
- "Breakthrough audio signal processing technology makes any place in the room an acoustic ‘sweet spot’"
- "Springer: Immersive Audio Signal Processing"
- "Virtual mic carries concert hall sound over 'net"
- Of Bodies and Spirits: Soundscapes of Byzantine Thessaloniki
- Soundscapes of Byzantium
- Soundscapes of Byzantium: The Acheiropoietos Basilica and the Cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Thessaloniki
- "USC Visions and Voices"
- "NY Times: Sound, the Way the Brain Prefers to Hear It"
- "NPR: He'll Retune Your Living Room"
- "Hearing the Lost Sounds of Antiquity"
- "Mapping the Sounds of Greek Byzantine Churches: How Researchers Are Creating 'Museums of Lost Sound'"
- "Revealing The Acoustic Mysteries of Byzantine Churches"
- "Mapping the sound of Byzantine churches"
- "Acoustic Museums"
- "He Uses Sound to Travel Through Time"