Prof Mark Plumbley
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Prof Mark Plumbley
Professor of Signal Processing
Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP)
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Surrey
Surrey, GU2 7XH
- 5 Jan 2015: Joining the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP) at the University of Surrey
- 16 Dec 2014: Gave Keynote talk at the DMRN+9 Digital Music Research Network one-day workshop, London, UK
- 1 Nov 2014: Start of new EPSRC Project "Musical Audio Repurposing using Source Separation", including new jobs
- 31 Oct 2014: Hosted kick-off meeting of new EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network "SpaRTaN: Sparse Representations and Compressed Sensing Training Network", at University of Surrey.
- 28 Oct 2014: Dan Stowell's Bird Recognition technology in KickStarter for Warblr: an app that recognises birds from their song
- 8 Oct 2014: Welcomed the RCUK Digital Economy Programme Advisory Board (PAB) to meeting at QMUL
- 1 Oct 2012: Start of new EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network "SpaRTaN"
- 23-24 Sept 2014: At MLSP 2014, Reims, France to award the MLSP / SoundSoftware.ac.uk Prize for Reproducibility
- 11 Aug 2014: At the RoundHouse for the showcase of Di Mainstone's Human Harp
- 30 July 2014: At CreativeworksLondon research workshop on Software and IP, Google Campus, London
- 25 July 2014: Seminar at Gatsby Unit, London
- 8 July 2014: Hosting SoundSoftware 2014: Third Workshop on Software and Data for Audio and Music Research, QMUL, London
- 30 June - 4 July 2014: See you at NIME 2014, Goldsmiths, London. Paper:
- Murray-Browne & Plumbley: Harmonic Motion: A toolkit for processing gestural data for interactive sound
- 30 June 2014: At NIME 2014 Human Harp workshop
- 25-26 June 2014: Meeting of the RCUK Digital Economy Programme Advisory Board (PAB), Swansea
- 3-4 June 2014: At MRC/EPSRC workshop on Transformational
Approaches to Improving Hearing Aid Technology, Missenden Abbey
- 22 May 2014: At QMUL Fellowship Day
- 19-20 May 2014: At EPSRC Strategic Advisory Teams (SAT) Conference, NEC Birmingham
- 5-9 May 2014: At ICASSP 2014, Florence. Papers:
- Ewert, Plumbley & Sandler: Accounting for Phase Cancellations in Non-Negative Matrix Factorization Using Weighted Distances (Session: AASP-P1)
- O'Hanlon & Plumbley: Polyphonic Piano Transcription using Non-negative matrix factorisation and group sparsity (Session: AASP-L3)
- Giannoulis, Benetos, Klapuri & Plumbley: Improving Instrument Recognition in Polyphonic Music Through System Integration (Session: AASP-P7)
- 29 April 2014: Advisory Board meeting for Software Sustainability Institute.
- 3 April 2014: See you at the EECS Research Showcase 2014
- 27 March 2014: At EPSRC ICT Networks of Networks meeting, London
- 26 March 2014: Invited talk on "Analyzing Digital Music" at Institute of Acoustics workshop on Sound Recording Techniques and their influences on Musical Composition, Interpretation, Performance and Appreciation, MediaCityUK, Salford.
- 12 March 2014: With Creativeworks London at the AHRC Creative Economy Showcase 2014, King's Place, London
- 7 Feb 2014: At Steering Board of new EPSRC Programme Grant "S3A: Future Spatial Audio for an Immersive Listener Experience at Home", University of Surrey
- 26-29 Jan 2014: At 53rd Conference on Semantic Audio, Barbican, London
- 26 Jan 2014: Presenting tutorial on "Reusable software and reproducibility in music research" with Chris Cannam at AES 53
- 16 Jan 2014: Invited talk at the GdR ISIS Workshop on "Reproducibility in signal and image processing", Telecom ParisTech, Paris. [Page in French only]
- 7 Jan 2014: At project meeting of Transforming Musicology (on Advisory Panel)
- 17 Dec 2013: Introducing DMRN+8: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop, QMUL, London, UK
- 3-5 Dec 2013: See you at GlobalSIP 2013 in Austin, Texas. Posters:
- O'Hanlon & Plumbley: Learning Overcomplete Dictionaries with L0-Sparse Non-Negative matrix Factorisation
- Mailhé & Plumbley: Dictionary Learning via Projected Maximal Exploration
- Qin, Gao, Plumbley, Parini & Cuthbert: Low-rank Matrix Completion based Malicious User Detection in Cooperative Spectrum Sensing
- 25 Oct 2013: Recording sounds on the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City, with Di Mainstone for the Human Harp project.
- 24 Oct 2013: Invited talk at SANE 2013: Speech and Audio in the Northeast, Columbia University, New York City.
- 20-23 Oct 2013: See you at WASPAA 2013, New Paltz, NY. We are hosting a special session on IEEE AASP Challenge: Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events. Paper:
- Giannoulis, Benetos, Stowell, Rossignol, Lagrange & Plumbley: Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events: An IEEE AASP Challenge
- Also: D-CASE Poster Session
- 11 Oct 2013: Keynote talk at Colloquium Rennais des Sciences du Numérique, Rennes, France
- 7 Oct 2013: At Creativeworks London Ideas Pool on Archives, London, UK
- 26 Sept 2013: Presenting at Creativeworks London workshop on "Working with Archives" at the National Archives.
- 22-25 Sep 2013: See you at MLSP 2013, including an Latent Variable Analysis (LVA) track. Papers:
- O'Hanlon, Keriven, Plumbley: Structured Sparsity Using Backwards Elimination For Automatic Music Transcription [Tue 24 Sep, Poster 10:00-11:30]
- Barchiesi, Plumbley: Learning Incoherent Subspaces For Classification Via Supervised Iterative Projections And Rotations [Wed 25 Sep, 11:00-11:20]
- 22 Sep 2013: At Semantic Media @ The British Library Workshop, London, UK
- 17-18 Sep 2013: Representing C4DM at the BBC Audio Research Partnership 2nd anniversary event, MediaCityUK, Salford, UK. C4DM presentations included the Making Musical Mood Metadata project.
- 26 Jun 2013: Co-hosting SoundSoftware 2013: Workshop on Software and Data for Audio and Music Research, QMUL, London, UK
Including the results of the SoundSoftware Reproducible Research Prizes
- 25 Jun 2013: Co-hosting Workshop with Dan Stowell: Listening in the Wild: Animal and machine hearing in multisource environments, QMUL, London, UK
- 21 Jun 2013: Presenting at CoSound / Danish Sound Innovation Network workshop on Digital Audio: Challenges and Possibilities, Copenhagen, Denmark [Slides] [Report in Danish]
- 12 Jun 2013: Presending at the Centre for Intelligent Sensing Summer School, QMUL, London, UK
- 31 May 2013: At CHiME 2013 Workshop on Machine Listening in Multisource Environments, Vancouver, Canada
- 29 May 2013: Our ICASSP 2013 Special Session on "Acoustic Event Detection and Scene Analysis" [SS-L4, Wed May 29, 15:20-17:20, Room 121/122]
- 27-31 May 2013: At ICASSP 2013, Vancouver. Papers:
- Mailhé, Sturm & Plumbley: Behavior of greedy sparse representation algorithms on nested supports. [Session SPTM-P2.14, Tue May 28, 10:50-12:50]
- O'Hanlon & Plumbley: Automatic music transcription using row weighted decompositions. [Session AASP-L1.4, Tue May 28, 11:50 - 12:10]
- Stowell, Muševič, Bonada & Plumbley: Improved multiple birdsong tracking with distribution derivative method and Markov renewal process clustering. [Session AASP-P5.4 Wed May 29, 10:30-12:30]
- Giannoulis, Klapuri & Plumbley: Recognition of harmonic sounds in polyphonic audio using a missing feature approach. [Special Session SS-L4.1, Wed May 29, 15:20 - 15:40]
- Fritsch & Plumbley: Score informed audio source separation using constrained nonnegative matrix factorization and score synthesis. [Session AASP-P11.9, Fri May 31, 15:20-17:20]
- 27-31 May 2013: Other Centre for Digital Music authors at ICASSP 2013:
- Dai, Wang, Mailhé: Tutorial 11: Dictionary Learning for Sparse Representations: Algorithms and Applications. Monday, May 27, 2-5 pm.
- Kirchhoff, Dixon, Klapuri: Missing template estimation for user-assisted music transcription. [Session AASP-L1, Tue May 28, 12:30 - 12:50]
- Ewert, Mueller, Sandler: Efficient data adaption for musical source separation methods based on parametric models [Session AASP-L2, Tue May 28 16:30-16:50]
- Foster, Dixon, Klapuri: Identification of cover songs using information theoretic measures of similarity. [Session AASP-P9, Fri, May 31, 10:30 - 12:30]
- 20-21 May 2013: At Digital Shoreditch: What Tech City & Tomorrows World days.
- 23-24 Apr 2013: Successful IET Accreditation visit of EECS programmes.
- 13 Apr 2013 At 125th Anniversary of Electronic Engineering at Queen Mary, including talk about C4DM
- 12 Apr 2013: At EECS Research Open Day, including C4DM highlights.
- 21 Mar 2013: At Workshop on Information Dynamics of Music, final workshop of the IDyOM2 Project.
- 13 Mar 2013: At Sounding Board of The Culture Capital Exchange
- 7 Mar 2013: At Creativeworks London Ideas Pool: Localities & the Creative Industries: The Right Place, at the Right Time, London, UK
- 11 Jan 2013: Chairing AHRC panel for Digital R&D Fund for the Arts
- Postdoctoral Research Assistant: Acoustic Analysis Tools for Sound Archives [Deadline: 30 Dec 2012]
- 18 Dec 2012: Presenting at DMRN+7: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop, QMUL, London, UK
- 17 Dec 2012: Presenting tutorial at 9th IMA International Conference on Mathematics in Signal Processing, Birmingham, UK [slides]
- 11 Dec 2012: At Creativeworks London Event - Ideas Pool - Co-Creation: Consumer as Producer
- 3-7 Dec 2012: Invited talk at ESI12 Workshop on Time-frequency methods for the applied sciences, Vienna, Austria
- 20 Nov 2012: Presenting at the Digital Curation Centre DCC Roadshow, London [Slides]
- 15 Nov 2012: Presenting at the Music Tech Talks from Music Tech Fest, London, UK [Video]
- 5 Nov 2012: Co-hosting, with Boris Mailhé, the Workshop on Sparsity, Compressed Sensing and Applications, QMUL, London, UK [Videos/slides available]
- 29 Oct 2012: At Creativeworks London Ideas Pool and Creative Vouchers Scheme on Mobility & Mobile Culture, QMUL, London, UK
- 13 Oct 2012: At the ISMIR satellite workshop CASA for MIR: Approaching Computational Auditory Scene Analysis from a Music Information Retrieval standpoint [Page from the Wayback Machine]
- 8-12 Oct 2012: At ISMIR 2012 in Porto. On 8 Oct, presented the SoundSoftware tutorial on Reusable software and reproducibility in music informatics research with Chris Cannam, Luis Figueira and Steve Welburn. [videos and slides]
- 17 Sep 2012: In York again, presenting in the SoundSoftware DAFx-12 workshop/tutorial on "Pointers to More Effective Software and Data in Audio Research", with Chris Cannam, Luis Figueira and Steve Welburn.
- 13 Sep 2012: Back in London for a "Pop-In" evening event at Hackney House, ahead of the official launch of the Creativeworks London AHRC Knowledge Exchange Hub.
- 13 Sep 2012: In York for start of the Software Bootcamp for Audio and Music Researchers we organized with Software Carpentry ahead of DAFx 2012, York, UK. See also: Feedback and wrap-up.
- 11-12 Sep 2012: At First annual conference of the BBC Audio Research Partnership, Salford, UK [Includes video]
- 26-27 Jun 2012: Hosting UNLocX and SMALL Workshop on Sparsity, Localization and Dictionary Learning, QMUL, London, UK
- 19-22 Jun 2012: C4DM hosting 9th International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval (CMMR 2012): Music and Emotions, QMUL, London, UK
- 18 Jun 2012: Hosting SoundSoftware 2012: Workshop on Software and Data for Audio and Music Research, QMUL, London, UK
- 14-15 Jun 2012: At Schlumberger Workshop on Mathematical Models of Sound Analysis, IHES, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
- 11-12 Jun 2012: At NEMODE workshop on New Economic Models in the Digital Economy, Cambridge, UK
- 7-8 Jun 2012: At 21st CREST Open Workshop on Computer-Human Interactive Performance Symposium (CHIPS)
- 1 Jun 2012: At Digital Shoreditch 2012: Summit
- 28 May 2012: At EPSRC Developing Leaders: Inspirations Event
- 22 May 2012: At Digital Shoreditch 2012: Innovate.
- 18 May 2012: At British and Irish Sound Archives' Annual Conference (2012 BISA Day), Norwich, UK.
- 1 Apr 2012: Invited talk at CREST Symposium on Human-Harmonized Information Technology, Kyoto, Japan (after ICASSP).
- 31 Mar 2012: Talk at VERSAMUS 2012 Workshop on Advances in Music Signal And Information Processing, Tokyo, Japan, 31 Mar 2012.
- 25-30 Mar 2012: At ICASSP 2012, Kyoto. Papers:
- Mailhe / Barchiesi / Plumbley: INK-SVD: Learning incoherent dictionaries for sparse representations
- Cannam / Figueira / Plumbley: Sound software: Towards software reuse in audio and music research
- Cleju /Jafari / Plumbley: Analysis-based sparse reconstruction with synthesis-based solvers (in our Special Session on Analysis Sparsity)
- Fujihara / Klapuri / Plumbley: Instrumentation-based music similarity using sparse representations
- O'Hanlon / Nagano / Plumbley: Structured sparsity for automatic music transcription
- 12-15 Mar 2012: At LVA/ICA 2012, Tel Aviv. Papers:
- Gretsistas / Plumbley: Group Polytope Faces Pursuit for recovery of block-sparse signals
- Mailhe / Plumbley: Dictionary Learning with Large Step Gradient Descent for Sparse Representations
- 27 Feb 2012: Invited talk on "Sound recognition technologies" at International Workshop on Digital Media Analysis, Search and Management (DMASM 2012), San Diego, CA (via videolink).
- 20-21 Feb 2012: At the SCANDLE workshop "Making Sense of Sounds" in Plymouth.
- 8-9 Feb 2012: Meeting of new Danish Strategic Research project CoSound.
- 31 Jan 2012: At workshop on "The separation of envelope and fine-structure for auditory research", CNBH, Cambridge
- 23/24 Jan 2012: At EPSRC Digital Economy workshops on "New economic models" and "IT as a utility"
- 5 Jan 2012: At initial meeting of the "Creativeworks London" AHRC Knowledge Exchange Hub, leading the Digital Economy research cluster.
Current Research Staff & Students
|Chris Baume||RS: Semantic Audio Production Tools|
|Dr Gerard Briscoe||RA: Creativeworks London AHRC Knowledge Exchange Hub|
|Chris Cannam||RA: SoundSoftware: Sustainable Software for Audio & Music Research|
|Henrik Ekeus||RS: Models of perception and cognition in the artistic design process.|
|Peter Foster||RA: Audio Data Exploration|
|Shengchen Li||RS: Analysis of musical expression|
|Siddharth Sigtia||RA: Advanced Smart Microphone|
|Andy Simpson||RA: Musical Audio Repurposing using Source Separation|
|Dr Adam Stark||RA: Advanced Smart Microphone|
Recent Research Staff & Students
|Dr Samer Abdallah||RS: Towards Music Perception by Redundancy Reduction and Unsupervised Learning in Probabilistic Models, and RA: Information Dynamics of Music and Information and Neural Dynamics of Music (IDyOM-2)|
|Constantin Barabasa||Assoc RS: Sparse representations|
|Daniele Barchiesi||RS: Audio source separation using sparse representations|
|Marco Bevilacqua||Assoc RS: Sparse Representations and Compressive Sensing|
|Dr Paul Brossier||RS: Real-Time Object-Based Coding|
|Nicolae Cleju||Assoc RS: Sparse representations|
|Dr Ivan Damnjanovic||RA: Sparse Models, Algorithms, and Learning for Large-scale data (SMALL) / SoundSoftware.ac.uk|
|Dr Matthew Davies||RA: Sparse Models, Algorithms, and Learning for Large-scale data (SMALL)|
|Luís Figueira||RA: SoundSoftware: Sustainable Software for Audio & Music Research|
|Dimitris Giannoulis||RS: Recognition of sound sources in music and environmental audio|
|Aris Gretsistas||RS: Compressed Sensing of Audio Scenes|
|Ken O'Hanlon||RS: Spare representations of audio signals|
|Fabio Hedayioglu||Assoc RS: Heart sound separation|
|Jason Hockman||Assoc RS: Audio Rhythm Analsys|
|Dr Maria Jafari||RA: Advanced Subband Systems for Audio Source Separation and RA: SMALL|
|Dr Ian Johnson||RS: Regular language processing using neural networks|
|Hassan Khalil||RS: Audio source separation|
|Jens Klingseisen||Assoc RS: Music analysis using Multiple-Cause Models|
|Boris Mailhe||RA: Machine Listening using Sparse Representations|
|Brandon Mechtley||RA: Visualization of sound archives|
|Antoine Movschin||Assoc RS: Artist identification|
|Tim Murray Browne||RS/RA: Automated composition|
|Dr Andrew Nesbit||RA: Sound Source Separation for Music Remixing and RA: Machine Listening using Sparse Representations|
|Dr Andrew Robertson||RS: Interactive Real-time Musical Systems; RAEng/EPSRC Fellow: Intelligent Interactive Musical Performance Systems|
|Adam Stark||RS: Musical Audio Analysis for Real-Time Interaction|
|Dr Dan Stowell||RS: Real-Time Analysis of Voice for Musical Applications, RA: Acoustic scene analysis|
|Keisuke Toyama||MSc by Research: Blind Source Separation|
|Dr Emmanuel Vincent||RA: Object-Based Coding of Musical Audio|
|Dr Beiming Wang||RS: Musical Audio Stream Separation|
|Steve Welburn||RS: Sparse Object-Based Coding of Music|
Current & Recent Research Funding
- Musical Audio Repurposing using Source Separation (EPSRC Grant EP/L027119/1, £887,607, 1 Nov 2014 - 31 Oct 2017), with Kudumakis, Dixon, Reiss, Bryan-Kinns, Sandler, Cannam, Ewert.
- SpaRTaN: Sparse Representations and Compressed Sensing Training Network (EU Marie Curie Initial Training Network FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN-607290, €2.8M, 1 Oct 2014 - 30 Sept 2018), with Univ of Edinburgh, EPFL, Instituto de Telecomunicações, INRIA, VisioSafe, Noiseless Imaging, Tampere Univ of Tech, Frauhofer IDMT, CEDAR Audio.
- EPSRC and AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Media and Arts Technology (EPSRC Grant EP/L01632X/1, £3,697,357, 2014-22) with Mark Sandler (PI) and others (Chew, Healey, McPherson, Harte, Shoop, Bryan-Kinns).
- Platform Grant: Digital Music (EPSRC Grant EP/K009559/1, £1,161,334, 2013-18) with Nick Bryan-Kinns, Elaine Chew, Simon Dixon, Pat Healey, Panos Kudumakis, Marcus Pearce, Matt Purver, Josh Reiss, Mark Sandler, Tony Stockman and Geraint Wiggins.
- CoSound: A Cognitive Systems Approach to Enriched and Actionable Information from Audio Streams (Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation, CSR grant 11-115328, DKK17.5M, £69,460 to Queen Mary, 2012-2015) with Dr Jan Larsen, DTU (Denmark) (PI), and Dr Josh Reiss at Queen Mary, plus 13 other partners, .
- Sustainable Software for Digital Music and Audio Research (EPSRC Grant EP/H043101/1, £947,057, 2010-2014), with Mark Sandler and others in the Centre for Digital Music.
- Creativeworks London (AHRC Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy, AH/J005142/1, £3,999,848, 2012-2016) with Morag Shiach (PI), Mark Sandler and Pat Healey (CIs), plus 26 other partners.
- Information and Neural Dynamics in the Perception of Musical Structure (EPSRC Grant EP/H013059/1, £1,049,131 total, £286,079 to Queen Mary, 2010-2012), with Mark Sander and Samer Abdallah at Queen Mary; Geraint Wiggins, Joydeep Bhattacharya, Keith Potter and Marcus Pearce at Goldsmiths, University of London.
- Sparse Models, Algorithms and Learning for Large Scale Data (SMALL) (EU FET-Open Project FP7-ICT-225913, Total €1.9m, £249k to Queen Mary, 2009-2012). Partners: INRIA/IRISA (France), Univ of Edinburgh (UK), EPFL (Switzerland), Technion (Israel).
- Doctoral Training Centre in Digital Music and Media for the Creative Economy [Media and Ars Technology] (EPSRC Grant EP/G03723X/1, £5,923,383, 2009-2017), with Mark Sandler and Pat Healey.
- Machine Listening using Sparse Representations (EPSRC Leadership Fellowship EP/G007144/1, £1,236,776, 2008-2013).
- Platform Grant: Centre for Digital Music (EPSRC Grant EP/E045235/1, £1,057,355, 2007-2012), with Josh Reiss, Mark Sandler, Pat Healey and Nick Bryan-Kinns.
- OMRAS2: A Distributed Research Environment for Music Informatics and Computational Musicology (EPSRC Grant EP/E017614/1, £2.5m fEC, £1,451,161 to Queen Mary, 2007-2010), with Mark Sandler, Simon Dixon and Samer Abdallah at Queen Mary; Michael Casey and Tim Crawford at Goldsmiths, University of London.
- EASAIER: Enabling Access to Sound Archives through Integration, Enrichment and Retrieval (EU Project FP6-IST-033902, 2006-2009) with Josh Reiss at Queen Mary, and 6 other partners.
- Estimation of Melody from Audio using Harmonic and Rhythmic Information (Royal Society International Incoming Short Visit, £3,253, Oct-Nov 2005) with Juan Bello at Queen Mary and Dr Matija Marolt, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
- Sparse Representations for Signal Processing and Coding (EPSRC Grant EP/D000246/1, £282,902, 2005-2008), with Mike Davies.
- ICA Research Network, ICArn.org [Blind Source Separation and Independent Component Analysis Network] (EPSRC Grant EP/C005554/1, £62,058, 2005-2008), with Mike Davies at Queen Mary, plus 44 other researchers at 26 other UK institutions.
- Object-based Coding of Musical Audio (EPSRC Grant GR/S75802/01, £202,353 , 2004-2007), with Mark Sandler and Mike Davies. EPSRC Final Assessment: Outstanding.
- Techniques and Algorithms for Understanding the Information Dynamics of Music (EPSRC Grant GR/S82213/01, £184,965 to Queen Mary, 2005-2008), with Mark Sandler at QM, Geraint Wiggins and Michael Casey at Goldsmiths College, London.
- Digital Music Research Network [dmrn.org]. (EPSRC Grant GR/R64810/01, "Music Processing Network" £61,794, 2003-2005), with Mike Davies and Mark Sandler at Queen Mary, plus researchers at six other UK institutions. EPSRC Final Assessment: Outstanding.
- Information and noise in ICA for music (Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Fellowship RF&G/10214: £12,020, April-July 2002). Three month visit to Helsinki University of Technology.
- Automatic Polyphonic Music Transcription Using Multiple Cause Models and Independent Component Analysis (EPSRC Grant GR/R54620/01, £124,946, 2002-2004), with Mike Davies and Mark Sandler. EPSRC Final Assessment: Outstanding.
- Advanced Subband Systems for Audio Source Separation (EPSRC Grant GR/S85900/01, £176,431, 2004-2007), with Mike Davies and Mark Sandler.
- SIMAC: Semantic Interaction with Music Audio Contents (EU Grant FP6-IST-507142, €2,982,921 total, £219,000 to Queen Mary, 2004-2006), with Mark Sandler at Queen Mary. Partners: UPF (Spain), ÖFAI (Austria), Matrix Data (UK), Philips Research (Netherlands).
Following my graduation in 1984 (Electrical Sciences Tripos, Churchill College, Cambridge), I joined Thorn-EMI Central Research Laboratories, working on videotape data storage and high-definition TV. In 1987 I returned to Cambridge University Engineering Department as a Research Student under the late Frank Fallside, working on information theory and neural networks, continuing as a Research Associate. In 1991 I joined the Centre for Neural Networks at King's College London, initially in the Department of Mathematics and then Computer Science before moving to Electronic Engineering 1995. I was Joint Coordinator of the the EC-funded NEuroNet Network of Excellence in Neural Networks.
I have been working in source separation and independent component analysis (ICA) for 5 years, following a background in neural networks since 1987, including the particular method of non-negative ICA. I have applied ICA and related models to the analysis of music, including automatic music transcription. In 2002 I joined the new Digital Signal Processing group at Queen Mary, University of London, and later that year visited the ICA group at Helsinki University of Technology on a 3-month Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Fellowship. Recent EPSRC Funding includes: Automatic Polyphonic Music Transcription Using Multiple Cause Models and Independent Component Analysis (GR/R54620/01); Object-based Coding of Musical Audio (GR/S75802/01); Information Dynamics of Music (GR/S82213/01). I currently coordinate the EPSRC Digital Music Research Network (GR/R64810/01) and the ICA Research Network (EP/C005554/1).
In my spare time I dabble in website construction, including helping out on PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk, a website to help students find funding for Masters and PhD study.