I conduct research in the field of music informatics, an interdisciplinary mix of music theory, signal processing and psychology. My research often focuses on musical structure: i.e., the abstract form of a piece, or how it is composed of repeated and varied sections.

I’m currently a post-doctoral researcher on a project called “Dig That Lick”, which will analyze melodic patterns in jazz music on a large scale. It’s the second Digging Into Data-funded project I’ve worked on after SALAMI.

I’m working jointly at IRCAM with Geoffroy Peeters and at L2S, the Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes, with Hélène Papadopoulos.

Before this, I spent three years working in Professor Masataka Goto’s Media Interaction Group at AIST in Japan on a diverse set of projects, from music analysis to video classification to music games.

I post pictures to Tumblr and post more work-related items to a blog on this site. In my spare time, I like to participate in puzzle hunts and sometimes help make them. You can check a few of my puzzles out here.