School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road London E1 4NS
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My current research direction seeks to develop new and
"intelligent" machine listening systems aligned with
valid and meaningful approaches to evaluation.
Here is a
"press piece" explaining some of this.
Summaries of my recent research includes:
A discussion of how over 90% of this experimental work employs an
evaluation approach that lacks relevance to the problem, and validity for the
conclusions that are made.
of how music emotion recognition research is employing a similarly invalid
of the most-used benchmark dataset in music content analysis (GTZAN), and how its
faults render incomparable the results of over 100 publications. (index of
GTZAN contents, and a Table
A demonstration of how musical intelligence
can be illusory, like the arithmetical abilities of the famous horse “Clever
Hans.” (Sound examples)
survey of the state of the art (Fall 2014) in music information retrieval, and a look
to its next ten years.
An initial deconstruction of the most common experimental design in music
content analysis, and the identification of its numerous and unrealistic
Now that the origin of several fundamental problems have been identified,
we can begin incorporating the formal design and analysis of experiments
into the design and analysis of machine listening systems.
Bhusan Chettri (201609-?)
Saumitra Mishra (201601-?)
Francisco Rodríguez-Algarra (201508-?)
I am currently not accepting applications for PhD Studentships.
I received the B.A. degree in physics from University of Colorado, Boulder in
1998, the M.A. degree in Music, Science, and Technology, at Stanford
University, in 1999, the M.S. degree in multimedia engineering in the Media
Arts and Technology program at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB),
in 2004, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering
at UCSB, in 2007 and 2009. In 2009, I was a Chateaubriand Post-doctoral
Fellow at the Institut Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, Equipe Lutheries, Acoustique,
Musique (LAM), at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6. From 2010 to 2014,
I was an Assistant and Associate Professor at the Dept. Architecture, Design
and Media Technology at Aalborg University Copenhagen. In 2011, I was awarded
a two-year Independent Postdoc Grant from the Danish Agency for Science,
Technology and Innovation. In Dec. 2014, I became a Lecturer in Digital Media
at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary
University of London. I specialise in audio and music signal
processing, machine listening, and evaluation.