I am a software engineer at Google.
I direct the annual workshop on music information retrieval at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University. Check out musicinformationretrieval.com, a collection of educational notebooks related to music information retrieval.
I am a sponsorship chair for ISMIR 2019, TU Delft, Netherlands. I served on committees for conferences such as ACM Multimedia and IEEE ICME. I co-authored 12 articles for journals and conferences such as IEEE Trans. Information Forensics and Security, IEEE ICASSP, and ISMIR. I peer-reviewed over 100 manuscripts. For research publications, see Google Scholar.
2014 September 16. SF Data Science Meetup.
Promotional video for Real Industry.
2014 October 28. SF Bay Area Machine Learning Meetup.
2015 February 21-22, CNMAT, UC Berkeley.
@stevetjoa great lecture today! Feel very empowered after being shown the tools of sci-kit and other MIR techniques.— Nick Rodriguez (@YouthfulxBlood) February 22, 2015
I play the violin. From 2014 to 2017, I served as concertmaster of the San Francisco Civic Symphony, the oldest and largest community orchestra in northern California. I sometimes perform with Classical Revolution and Awesöme Orchestra.
I have performed with ensembles at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, as well as San Francisco venues such as The Fillmore, Legion of Honor, Grace Cathedral, Bayview Opera House, Cadillac Hotel, Bently Reserve, SF Conservatory of Music, SF MoMA, and City Hall.
I used to go busking in San Francisco.