PhD student Siying Wang selected as best student paper at international conference in Brisbane
The International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2015 conference held in Brisbane, Australia was a success for student Siying Wang, who fought off competition from a number of other students more advanced in their studies, to have her paper selected as the best student paper for ‘Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing’.
Siying, a second year PhD student within the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM), submitted her paper ‘Compensating for asynchronies between musical voices in score-performance alignment’. She developed a novel method for estimating, for each note in a musical score, the corresponding position in an audio recording - one of the key-enabling techniques in music technology. Applications range from automatic page-turning to informed audio editing, automatic accompaniment and musical expression analysis. Her system yields results of high temporal accuracy even for highly expressive music where the melody is played asynchronously to the accompaniment - a scenario which typically leads to significant local errors in previous approaches.
ICASSP is the world’s largest and most comprehensive technical conference focused on signal processing and its applications. The series is sponsored by the IEEE Signal Processing Society and has been held annually since 1976.
The 2015 event was held in Brisbane, Australia 19-24 April.