CV

PDF copy of my CV (Up-to-date as of September 2017). Combines the content below with my publications).

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Education

2012–2014
Queen Mary University of London, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Advisor: Prof. Elaine Chew
2010–2012
University of Southern California, M.Sc., Operations Research Engineering. Advisor: Prof. Elaine Chew (I was admitted for a PhD, but left to continue my PhD research with Prof. Chew at Queen Mary.)
2008–2010
McGill University, M.A., Music Technology. Advisor: Prof. Ichiro Fujinaga
2007–2008
McGill University, special student, Music Theory and Music Technology.
2002–2006
Harvard College, B.A., joint degree in Music and Physics.
2000–2002
Dawson College, Diplôme d’Étude Collégial, First Choice Pure & Applied Science, Honours.

Work experience

Nov. 2014–present
Post-doctoral research scientist in the Media Interaction Group at AIST.
Feb. 2010–Aug. 2010
Researcher for Structural Analysis of Large Amounts of Music Information (SALAMI) project. Responsible for coordinating ground truth collection and assembling analysis algorithms.
Jan. 2008–Aug. 2010
Private tutor. Individual instruction in high school- and CÉGEP-level math, chemistry and physics.
May 2009–Oct. 2009
Web designer for CIRMMT. Designed and built new site template, including custom modules, for integration with updated Plone framework.
Sept. 2008–April 2009
Teaching assistant for McGill University. Spring: MUTH 111 (Harmony and Analysis, with Prof. Carmen Sabourin). Fall: MUTH 110 (Melody and Counterpoint, with Prof. Jonathan Wild). Taught twice-weekly small sections and met individually with students. Guest lecturer for Prof. Wild.
July 2008–April 2009
Assistant web developer for ImprovCommunity. Responsible for general site management and for planning and creating certain site areas, such as the help area, student forums, and dynamic conference schedule, within Drupal framework.
May 2008–June 2008
Note Tracker for Electronic Arts Montréal. Transcribed melody information in MIDI format for proprietary interpreter.

Languages

Coding
Matlab, Python. Used as needed: R, Ruby, Javascript.
Tools
Git, LaTeX/BibTeX, NumPy/SciPy, Pandas, HTML/CSS
Musical tools
Sonic Visualiser, Audacity, Max/MSP, Pd
Spoken
English (mother tongue), French (fluent), Japanese (N5 level).

Fellowship funding

June 2014
Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC). Provincial grant to support Ph.D. research. $20,000 (CAD) per year. (Awarded in 2012; deferred to avoid concurrence with SSHRC. Only drawn on for two semesters.)
May 2012
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Federal grant to support Ph.D. research. $20,000 (CAD) per year for two years.
Aug. 2010
USC Provost’s Ph.D. Fellowship. Recognises potential to lead in my discipline. Tuition plus $30,000 (USD) per year for 4 years: 2 as fellowship, 2 as assistantship.
May 2010
Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC). Provincial grant to support Master’s research. $15,000 (CAD). (Awarded in 2009; deferred to avoid concurrence with SSHRC. Only drawn on for two semesters.)
May 2009
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Federal grant to support Master’s research. $17,500 (CAD).
June 2008
Provost’s Graduate Fellowship. McGill award to finance graduate studies. $1,500.
June 2004
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). National grant for undergraduate research in astronomy at University of British Columbia. $4,500, plus a university contribution of $4,000 (CAD).

Other awards

Aug. 2015
Best Paper Award for “CrossSong Puzzle: Generating and unscrambling music mashups with real-time interactivity,” presented at Sound and Music Computing Conference in Maynooth, Ireland. €500, plus an invitation to submit to the Journal of New Music Research.
Oct. 2006
Invited speaker at Westmount High School graduation ceremonies.
June 2006
David McCord prize. Awarded to graduating students of Harvard “who have shown unusual creative talent in writing, drama, music, painting, drawing or sculpture.”

Conferences and workshops

I have presented work at the following meetings:

Oct. 23–27, 2017
The 18th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR). Suzhou, China. Served as chair for Oral Session 6: Structure.
July 10–14, 2017
The 2017 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME). Hong Kong, China.
Aug. 12, 2016
The 5th annual seminar on Cognitively based Music Informatics Research (CogMIR). New York City, USA.
Aug. 7–11, 2016
The 17th ISMIR. New York City, USA.
Feb. 28–March 4, 2016
Dagstuhl Seminar on Computational Music Structure Analysis (invited).
July 30–Aug. 1, 2015
The 12th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC). Maynooth, Ireland.
Feb. 13–15, 2015
Mathemusical Conversations: Mathematics and Computation in Music Performance and Composition. Also served as Publication Chair.
Oct. 27–31, 2014
The 15th ISMIR. Taipei, Taiwan.
Sept. 18–20, 2014
International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology. London, UK.
Nov. 4–8, 2013
The 14th ISMIR. Curitiba, Brazil.
Oct. 21–25, 2013
The 21st ACM International Conference on Multimedia (ACMMM). Barcelona, Spain.
Aug. 8–11, 2013
The biennial meeting of the Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC). Toronto, ON, Canada. Also attended but did not present work at SMPC satellite event on Aug. 7: third annual CogMIR.
Dec. 18, 2012
DMRN+7: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop. London, UK.
Oct. 8–12, 2012
The 13th ISMIR. Porto, Portugal.
Oct. 24–28, 2011
The 12th ISMIR. Miami, FL.
June 15–17, 2011
International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music (MCM). Paris, France.
Nov. 4–7, 2010
American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory Annual Meeting (AMS/SMT). Indianapolis, IN.
March 26, 2010
Workshop on Structural Analysis of Music. McGill University, Montreal, QC.
Oct. 26–30, 2009
The 10th ISMIR. Kobe, Japan. Also attended but did not present work at satellite event in Kyoto on Oct. 31: CrestMuse Workshop.

I have also attended the following conferences for fun and education:

Jan. 27–29, 2014
AES 53rd International Conference on Semantic Audio. London, UK. (Volunteer organizer.)
March 21, 2013
Workshop on Information Dynamics of Music (IDyOM). London, UK.
Aug. 11–14, 2011
The biennial meeting of the SMPC. Rochester, NY.
Oct. 9, 2010
Out To Innovate Summit. USC, Los Angeles, CA.
Oct. 7–8, 2010
National Grand Challenges Summit for the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). USC, Los Angeles, CA.
April 30–May 1, 2010
ROFLcon 2. Boston, MA.
Jan. 29, 2010
North East Music Informatics Special Interest Group (NEMISIG). NYU, New York, NY.
Aug. 16–21, 2009
International Computer Music Conference (ICMC). McGill University, Montreal, QC. (Volunteer organizer.)
June 19–22, 2009
International Conference on Mathematics and Computation in Music (MCM). Yale University, New Haven, CT.
May 12, 2009
Workshop on Expressive Performance. Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC.
Nov. 14, 2008
Workshop on Music and Machine Learning. Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC.
Sept. 14–18, 2008
The 9th ISMIR. Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.
April 25–26, 2008
ROFLcon. MIT, Boston, MA.

Peer reviews

  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, 2017
  • Reviewer for International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) since 2010. Meta-reviewer since 2015.
  • Reviewer for Music Perception, 2015
  • Reviewer for Journal of New Music Research, 2015