Since 2013, I have worked as an independent consultant, researcher, and engineer in the areas of music information retrieval, data science, machine learning, and signal processing. For consulting inquiries, please email steve at stevetjoa com.

I work on, a collection of educational material related to music information retrieval.

Since 2011, I have taught the annual workshop on music information retrieval at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University.

I am a violinist and concertmaster of the San Francisco Civic Symphony. For more, including recordings, visit Music.


I was born and raised in New Jersey, USA.

I received a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park. I researched music information retrieval and digital image forensics as a member of the Signals and Information Group. My advisor was K. J. Ray Liu.

In 2011, I joined Imagine Research as a research engineer and U. S. National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow. In 2012, Imagine Research was acquired by iZotope, maker of Emmy Award-winning audio production and enhancement software. I helped iZotope develop MediaMined, a search engine for general sounds including music, speech, and environmental sounds.

In 2014, I developed music information retrieval algorithms at Humtap.

In 2016-17, I taught at Galvanize, a school for data science in San Francisco.

I served on committees for conferences such as ACM Multimedia and IEEE ICME; co-authored articles for journals and conferences such as IEEE Trans. Information Forensics and Security, IEEE ICASSP, and ISMIR; and peer-reviewed over 100 manuscripts.

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Email: steve at stevetjoa com

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