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PhD Graduates & Theses

This is a list of past PhDs successfully completed in the Centre for Digital Music.

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2016

  • Mi TIAN, "A Cross-Cultural Analysis of Music Structure" (Supervisor: Mark Sandler)
  • Siddharth SIGTIA, "Neural Networks for Analysing Music and Environmental Audio" (Supervisor: Simon Dixon)
  • Magdalena CHUDY, "Discriminating music performers by timbre: On the relation between instrumental gesture, tone quality and perception in classical cello performance" (Supervisor: Simon Dixon)
  • Zheng MA, "Intelligent tools for multitrack dynamics and frequency processing" (Supervisor: Josh Reiss)
  • Robert TUBB, "Creativity, Exploration and Control in Musical Parameter Spaces" (Supervisor: Simon Dixon)
  • Louis MCCALLUM (Supervisor: Peter McOwan)
  • Sara HEITLINGER, "Talking Plants and a Bug Hotel: Participatory Design of ludic encounters with an urban farming community" (Supervisor: Nick Bryan-Kinns)
  • Shengchen LI, "Expressive timing analysis in classical piano performance by mathematical model selection" (Supervisor: Simon Dixon)

2015

  • Sonia WILKIE, "The effect of audio cues and sound source stimuli on looming perception" (Supervisor: Tony Stockman)
  • David MECKIN, "Context and Constraint: Designing Novel Technologies for Group Music Making by Young People Who Have Complex Needs" (Supervisor: Nick Bryan-Kinns)
  • Yading SONG, "The Role of Emotion and Context in Musical Preference" (Supervisor: Simon Dixon)
  • Duncan MENZIES, "Technological Support for Highland Piping Tuition and Practice" (Supervisor: Andrew McPherson)
  • Ben BENGLER, "Let’s walk up and play! Design and evaluation of collaborative interactive musical experiences for public settings" (Supervisor: Nick Bryan-Kinns)
  • Peter FOSTER, "Information-Theoretic Measures of Predictability for Music Content Analysis" (Supervisors: Simon Dixon and Anssi Klapuri)

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2008

  • Andrew NESBIT, "Audio Source Separation by Time-Frequency Masking" (Supervisor: Mark Plumbley)

2007

2006

  • Nicolas CHETRY, "Computer Models for Musical Instrument Identification" (Supervisor: Mark Sandler)
  • Thomas BLUMENSATH, "Bayesian Modelling of Music: Algorithmic Advances and Experimental Studies of Shift-Invariant Sparse Coding" (Supervisor: Mike Davies)

2005

  • Giuliano MONTI, "A Multipitch Prediction-driven Approach to Polyphonic Music Transcription" (Supervisor: Mark Sandler)

2004

  • Nikolaos MITIANOUDIS, "Audio Source Separation using Independent Component Analysis" (Supervisor: Mike Davies)
  • Christopher DUXBURY, "Signal Models for Polyphonic Music" (Supervisor: Mark Sandler)

2003

2002

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