Posted on 04 July 2011

We recently hosted a one-week long workshop on music information retrieval at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University.

Led by Imagine Research CEO Jay LeBoeuf, this workshop included other notable scholars and instructors from the MIR community such as Rebecca Fiebrink, Stephen Pope, Leigh Smith, George Tzanetakis, and Doug Eck.

We discussed MIR tools and applications such as machine learning, feature extraction, real-time processing, rhythm/tempo estimation, pitch detection, psychoacoustics, cover song retrieval, recommendation, collaborative filtering, and more. Participants included both students and industry practitioners. I presented a few things related to sparse coding and nonnegative matrix factorization for music transcription and source separation. This year, labs included basic programming tasks in Matlab, C++, and Python. For more details about the workshop, please see the workshop wiki.

We hope to see you at the workshop next year! Feel free to email me if you have any questions.

Here is a photo taken on the last day of the workshop right before we departed. (Click to see larger photo.)

CCRMA MIR 2011 Workshop Participants

From left: Chris Colatos, Jeff Albert, Kamlesh Lakshminarayanan, Sean Zhang, Doug Eck, Eli Stine, David Bird, Gina Collecchia, Stephen Pope, Steve Tjoa. Not pictured: Jay LeBoeuf, Rebecca Fiebrink, George Tzanetakis, Leigh Smith, Dekun Zou, Bill Paseman, John Amuedo.