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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
Prof. Simon Dixon
Professor, 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 Gyorgy Fazekas
Prof Pat Healey
Professor of Human Interaction
Dr Andrew McPherson
Reader in Digital Media
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
Prof. Joshua D Reiss
Professor in Audio Engineering
sound engineering, intelligent audio production, sound synthesis, audio effects, automatic mixing
Prof Mark Sandler
Digital Signal Processing, Digital Audio, Music Informatics, Audio Features, Semantic Audio, Immersive Audio, Studio Science, Music Data Science, Music Linked Data.
Dr Rebecca Stewart
Wearable computing, auditory display, spatial audio, electronic textiles, tangible interfaces, textile sensors
Dr Tony Stockman
Senior Lecturer
Interaction Design, auditory displays, Data Sonification, Collaborative Systems, Cross-modal Interaction, Assistive Technology, Accessibility
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
Luca Turchet
Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Internet of Musical Things, Smart Instruments, human-computer interaction, sonic interaction design, haptic technology, perception
Prof Geraint Wiggins
Professor of Computational Creativity

Research support staff

Parham Bahadoran
Research Assistant
Real Time Sound Effect Synthesis
Adan L Benito
Research Assistant
Real Time Sound Effect Synthesis
Chris CannamAudio and music research software development; SoundSoftware services
Dr Panos KudumakisMusic Rights Management & Standardisation
Thomas Vassallo
Research Scientist
Real Time Sound Effect Synthesis

Postdoctoral researchers

Kurijn Buys
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
musical acoustics, musical computing, augmented instruments, new interfaces for musical expression
Dr Brecht De Man
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Perceptual evaluation, audio engineering, intelligent music production, signal processing
Fiore MartinDesign Patterns for Inclusive Collaboration (DePIC)
Michael McloughlinAnimal behaviour, animal welfare, cetacean culture, agent based modelling, audio signal processing
Fabio Morrealehuman-computer interaction, new interfaces for musical expression, interactive art, augmented instruments
Ken O'Hanlon Audio-visual analysis
Dr Johan Pauwels
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Audio Commons project, FAST IMPACt project, automatic music labelling, music information retrieval, music signal processing, chord/key/structure (joint) estimation, instrument identification, multi-track/channel audio, music transcription, graphical models, machine learning
Dr Florian Thalmann
Dr Thomas Wilmering

Research students

Jack ArmitageSupporting craft in digital musical instrument design
Gary BromhamThe role of nostalga in music production
Bhusan ChettriAutomatic Speaker Verification Spoofing and Countermeaures
Keunwoo ChoiMusic Information Retrieval, Deep Learning, Music Recommendation
Emmanouil Theofanis ChourdakisAutomatic Storytelling with Audio
Jiajie DaiModelling Intonation and Interaction in Vocal Ensembles
Liam Donovan
Pablo Alejandro Alvarado DuranPhysically and Musically Inspired Probabilistic Models for Audio Content Analysis
Peter HarrisonMusic-theoretic and cognitive applications of symbolic music modelling
Beici LiangPiano playing technique detection, multimodal music information retrieval
Marco MartínezMachine learning techniques for the development of intelligent audio mixing tools.
Antonella MazzoniEnhancing mood in film music through haptic sensations for an enriched film experience
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
Maria PanteliSignal Processing and Data Mining Tools for the Analysis of Musical Evolution
Francisco Rodríguez AlgarraIntelligent Music Machine Listening
David RonanAutomatic subgrouping of multitrack audio
Rod SelfridgeDeveloping real-time physical sound synthesis models. Currently focussed on aeroacoustic sounds
Di Sheng
Janis Sokolovskis
Siying WangImproving Accuracy and Robustness in Music Alignment, Multiple Sequence Alignment, Asynchronous Alignment
Changhong WangAutomatic Classification of Chinese Bamboo Flute Playing Techniques
William J. WilkinsonAudio analysis and synthesis. Digital representation of natural sounds through physical knowledge and machine listening.
Yongmeng Wu
Simin Yang
Adrien YcartMusic Language Models for Audio Analysis : neural networks, automatic music transcription, symbolic music modelling
Delia Fano YelaSignal Processing and Machine Learning Methods for Noise and Interference Reduction in Studio and Live Recordings

Visiting researchers

Simon Davidmann
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
Martyn Ware
Visiting Professorial Fellow


Qing Zhou
PhD Student, Xi’an Jiaotong University
sound scene analysis

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