I am currently Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Centre for Digital Music, Centre for Intelligent Sensing, and Machine Listening Lab of Queen Mary University of London and Honorary Visiting Fellow at the Department of Computer Science, City, University of London. My main research topic is audio and music signal analysis, applied to music information retrieval and sound scene analysis.

On research projects, in addition to the RAEng Research Fellowship I was PI for a RAEng/Newton Fund collaborative project on singing transcription, Co-I for the "Polyphoni-X-score" industry project, and the AHRC-funded DML and ASyMMuS projects.

In 2013-2015, I was University Research Fellow at the Music Informatics Research Group and Research Centre for Machine Learning at City, University of London. I did my PhD in 2009-2012 at the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London; my thesis topic was on automatic music transcription, the process of converting an audio recording into symbolic notation. I have also worked as Research Assistant at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2005-2007) and University of Crete (2008-2009) on various topics music and speech signal processing, including onset detection, music genre recognition, dialogue detection, and musical instrument identification. On organising activities, I was co-organiser for the DCASE 2013 and DCASE 2016 public evaluation challenges, both addressing the problem of sound scene analysis.


School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Queen Mary University of London
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