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.

For most of 2018 I was a post-doctoral researcher on a project called “Dig That Lick”, 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.

The work was done 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.