Prof Elaine Chew
I am an operations researcher and classical pianist interested in explaining what musicians do, how we do it, and why. My research aims to make concrete the conceptualized structures and expressive (prosodic) decisions that shape a musical communication using mathematical models, computational methods, and scientific visualisations.
LTCL FTCL BAS(Hons) SM PhD SMIEEE
Selected Awards: Edward, Frances, and Shirley B. Daniels Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University; Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering, and National Science Foundation Early Career Development Award in the United States.
Keynote/Plenary Lectures: Society for Music Perception and Cognition (SMPC) Conference, Association for Technology in Music Instruction (ATMI) Conference, Digital Music Research Network (DMRN+10) Workshop, Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium (SMERS VII), Music Theory Southeast, Annual Meeting of the West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis (WCCMTA), Mirman School for Gifted Children, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, National Academy of Engineering US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.
Professional Leadership/Service: member, editorial board/panel, Journal of New Music Research, Computing in Musicology; founding member, editorial board, Journal of Mathematics and Music, Journal of Music and Meaning, ACM Computers in Entertainment; founding member, executive board, Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music; Secretary, Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music (2007-2012); steering committee, International Society for Music Information Retrieval (2006-2009); member, MIT Music and Theater Arts Visiting Committee (2004-2012).