AIM students to join the Alan Turing Institute in 2022/23

The Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s national institute in artificial intelligence and data science, is project partner of the AIM CDT and two AIM PhD students have been given awards through the Turing’s Enrichment scheme for the 2022/23 academic year.

Specifically, AIM PhD student Berker Banar has been offered a Turing Enrichment Community Award for the project “Towards Composing Contemporary Classical Music using Generative Deep Learning” and AIM PhD student Jiawen Huang has been offered a Turing Enrichment Placement Award for the project “Real-Time Audio-to-Lyrics Alignment for Polyphonic Music”.

Congratulations to both! For the full story on enrichment awards for Queen Mary doctoral students please read the QMUL newsitem.


ISMIR 2021 Best Reviewer Awards for AIM Students

As part of the 22nd International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2021), AIM PhD students Ilaria Manco and Ben Hayes were recognised at the ISMIR Society Meeting with Best Reviewer Awards for their efforts in reviewing submissions for the conference.

Congratulations to Ilaria and Ben! For a full list of AIM students’ activities for ISMIR 2021 please see the relevant post.


AIM chapter contribution in “Handbook of Artificial Intelligence for Music”

The “Handbook of Artificial Intelligence for Music” is now available online, with a printed version due on 3rd August. The handbook, published by Springer and edited by Eduardo Miranda, covers 34 chapters and over 1,000 pages, providing a comprehensive coverage of the latest advances in research into enabling machines to listen to and compose new music.

The AIM CDT has a contribution in the newly published handbook, through the chapter entitled “From Audio to Music Notation“, authored by Lele Liu and Emmanouil Benetos, focusing on automatic music transcription, the process of automatically converting music audio into musical notation, its challenges and opportunities for research in AI and music.