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Professor Elaine Chew, LTCL FTCL BAS(Hons) SM PhD SMIEEE


Professor of Digital Media

Telephone: +44 20 7882 7331
Room Number: Peter Landin, CS 415
Office Hours: Tuesday 11:00-12:00


Music and Speech Modelling (Postgraduate)

This module introduces students to the mathematical and computational modeling of expressivity in music and in spoken language through a problem based learning approach. The module focuses on methods for representing and analysing performed music and spoken language, for developing music and speech technologies, and on applications of these technologies. Topics covered include aspects of prosody¿such as timing, loudness, intonation, and spectral features¿and structure. Applications include emotion, learning, and generation.

Music Perception and Cognition (Undergraduate/Postgraduate)

Music is a fundamental part of being human and exists only in the mind of the listener. This module will provide students with advanced training in current understanding of how musical sound is processed by the mind and brain. This is crucial for developing creative tools for musicians and intuitive interfaces for music lovers as well as for using technology in the creative production of new music.


Research Interests:

I am a mathematical scientist (operations researcher) and musician (classical pianist) interested in applying analytical and quantitative techniques to the modeling of music structures, and music perception and cognition. Topics include computational music structure analysis, the modeling of expressive performance, computer-assisted composition and improvisation, and analysis of electrocardiographic information. The methodologies focus on mathematical representations and the inventing of new computer algorithms.


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