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Academic staff and fellows

Dr Mathieu Barthet
Dr Emmanouil Benetos
RAEng Research Fellow, Lecturer
Music signal analysis, automatic music transcription, acoustic scene analysis, machine learning for audio analysis, computational musicology
Dr Nick Bryan-Kinns
Reader in Interaction Design. Visiting Professor of Interaction Design, Hunan University, China.
Interaction Design with Audio #IDwA. Interactive Art, Interactive Music, Interactive Sonification. Design, Evaluation. Collaboration, Multi-person Interaction. Cross-Modal Interaction, Tangible Interaction.
Prof Elaine Chew
Professor of Digital Media
mathematical/computational modeling, music structure, expressivity, musical prosody, computational music cognition, computational music analysis, composition/improvisation, ensemble interaction, Internet performance, performance rendering
Dr Simon Dixon
Reader, Deputy Director of C4DM, Director of Graduate Studies
Music informatics, music signal processing, artificial intelligence, music cognition; extraction of musical content (e.g. rhythm, harmony, intonation) from audio signals: beat tracking, audio alignment, chord and note transcription, singing intonation; using signal processing approaches, probabilistic models, and deep learning.
Dr Sebastian Ewert
Methods combining machine learning, signal processing, statistical modelling, numerical optimization applied to audio and music data. Applications: source separation, acoustical modelling, sequence alignment, music transcription, lossless compression.
Dr Gyorgy Fazekas
Prof Pat Healey
Professor of Human Interaction
Dr Dorien Herremans
MSCA Research Fellow
automatic music generation/composition, music and machine learning, mathematical/computational modeling, optimization, music and operation research, music classification, music structure, computational music analysis
Dr Andrew McPherson
Senior Lecturer
new interfaces for musical expression, augmented instruments, performance study, human-computer interaction, embedded hardware
Dr Marcus Pearce
Senior Lecturer in Sound & Music Processing
Music Cognition, Auditory Perception, Empirical Aesthetics, Statistical Learning, Probabilistic Modelling.
Dr Matthew Purver
Reader in Computational Linguistics
computational linguistics including models of language and music
Dr Joshua D Reiss
Reader in Audio Engineering
sound engineering, intelligent audio production, sound synthesis, audio effects, automatic mixing
Prof Mark Sandler
Dr Rebecca Stewart
Wearable computing, auditory display, spatial audio, electronic textiles, tangible interfaces, textile sensors
Dr Tony Stockman
Senior Lecturer
Dr Dan Stowell
EPSRC Research Fellow
Machine listening, birdsong, bird calls, multi-source, probabilistic models, machine learning, beatboxing
Dr Bob Sturm
Evaluation, Audio and music signal processing, Machine listening
Prof Geraint Wiggins
Professor of Computational Creativity

Research support staff

Chris CannamAudio and music research software development; SoundSoftware services
Dr Panos KudumakisMusic Rights Management & Standardisation

Postdoctoral researchers

Kat Agres
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Musical learning and memory; computational creativity; musical complexity, preference, and expectation mechanisms; machine learning; comparing visual and auditory perception; neural mechanisms of music cognition; information-theoretic structure of music; statistical learning processes in music and language
Dr Yvonne Blokland
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
EEG, musical preferences, brain-computer interfaces
Dr Gerard BriscoeDigital Culture
Fiore MartinDesign Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (DePIC)
Dr Oussama MetatlaDesign Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (DePIC)
Fabio Morrealehuman-computer interaction, new interfaces for musical expression, interactive art, augmented instruments
Ken O'Hanlon Audio-visual analysis
Dr. Florian Thalmann
Dr. Thomas Wilmering
Steven hargreavesAcquisition and provision of large-scale music meta and feature data

Research students

Francisco Rodríguez AlgarraIntelligent Music Machine Listening
Ben Bengler
Astrid Bin
Gary Bromham
Tian ChengMulti-instrument Music Transcription using Non-negative Matrix Decomposition Methods and Physical Models
Keunwoo ChoiMusic Information Retrieval, Deep Learning, Music Recommendation
Emmanouil (Emmanuel) Theofanis ChourdakisMachine Learning for Music Audio Analysis and DAFx control, Computer Assisted Multimedia Production, Large Scale Audio and Video Analysis.
Magdalena ChudyMusic Performer Recognition Using Timbre Features
Jiajie DaiModelling Intonation and Interaction in Vocal Ensembles
Brecht De ManSemantic Mixing of Multitrack Audio
Liam Donovan
Pablo Alejandro Alvarado DuranPhysically and Musically Inspired Probabilistic Models for Audio Content Analysis
Henrik EkeusApplying Models of Perception and Cognition to the Design of Artistic Generative Systems
Julie Freeman
Fabio HedayiogluDigiScope
Christian HeinrichsExpressivity in Computational Audio for Games
Qiuqiang KongMusic / Audio Signal Processing, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Mathematics, Statistics, Probability Models, Audio Event Detection.
Katerina KostaMathematical models for musical performance analysis
Beici Liang
Antonella MazzoniEnhancing mood in film music through haptic sensations for an enriched film experience
Adib Mehrabimusic production, sound design, synthesis, applications of the voice
Liang Men
Alessia Milo
Saumitra MishraAnalysing Deep Architectures for Audio- based Music Content Analysis
Dave MoffatPerceptual Evaluation of Sound Synthesis
Zulfadhli MohamadElectric guitar synthesis
Veronica MorfiMachine transcription of wildlife bird sound scenes
Giulio MoroIoT (as in instruments of things), low latency audio and sensors, embedded devices, why-do-people-think-analog-is-better
Iretiolowa Olowe
Eleonora OreggiaThe electromagnetic field as a sensor system
Maria PanteliSignal Processing and Data Mining Tools for the Analysis of Musical Evolution
Laurel Pardue
Elio QuintonRhythm, MIR, Meter, music signal processing
David RonanAutomatic subgrouping of multitrack audio
Rod SelfridgeDeveloping real-time physical sound synthesis models. Currently focussed on aeroacoustic sounds
Di Sheng
Siddharth SigtiaDeep learning for Music Information Retrieval
Janis Sokolovskis
Mi Tian
Lasse VetterDeep Neural Networks, Data Augmentation, and Audio DSP
Siying WangImproving Accuracy and Robustness in Music Alignment, Multiple Sequence Alignment, Asynchronous Alignment
Yonghao Wang Intelligent Audio Consoles
Will WilkinsonSound Effect Synthesis
Yongmeng Wu
Simin Yang
Luwei Yang
Delia Fano YelaSignal Processing and Machine Learning Methods for Noise and Interference Reduction in Studio and Live Recordings

Visiting researchers

Prof Laurent Daudet
Visiting Senior Lecturer
Simon Davidmann
Visiting Professor
Prof Steven Downie
Visiting Professor
Peter Langley
Visiting Professorial Fellow
Dr Matthias Mauch
music transcription (chords, beats, drums, melody, ...), interactive music annotation, singing research, research in the evolution of musical styles
Dr Rodrigo Schramm
Visiting Academic
music information retrieval, signal processing, computer music
Martyn Ware
Visiting Professorial Fellow


Bruno Di Giorgi
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Chord and beat extraction, models of tonal chord progressions complexity
Léo Sebal
University Pierre and Marie CURIE, Paris
Synthesis of motor sounds

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