I am a researcher in music informatics, a field that mixes music theory, signal processing and psychology. I focus especially on musical structure: i.e., the abstract form of a piece, or how it is composed of repeated and varied sections.
I am a post-doctoral researcher working on the “Dig That Lick” project, which aims to 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 based at C4DM at Queen Mary University of London working with Simon Dixon, but for most of 2018 I was based at IRCAM and at L2S, the Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes, working with Geoffroy Peeters and Hélène Papadopoulos.
Before Dig That Lick, 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.