Lorentz workshop on 'Music, Computing, and Health' next week!

Next week is the culmination of almost a year of planning and organizing: our Lorentz workshop on 'Music, Computing, and Health' will take place in Leiden, the Netherlands, from 4-8 March! (Organizers: Kat Agres, Rebecca Schaefer, Anja Volk, and Susan van Hooren)
We will focus on ideation and future creation of music technologies for healthcare and well-being, drawing from music cognition, computing, music information retrieval (MIR), music therapy, and medical technology. I'm very excited to see what this diverse group discusses and produces. :)

New publication on modelling music using word2vec in press (Neural Computing and Applications)

A collaboration with Prof Ching-Hua Chuan from the U of Miami and Prof. Dorien Herremans from SUTD has just been accepted for publication in Springer's Neural Computing and Applications (impact factor = 4.213). The manuscript is entitled 'From Context to Concept: Exploring Semantic Relationships in Music with Word2Vec', and describes how a popular NLP model called word2vec can be used to capture meaningful musical structure in complex polyphonic pieces of music. A copy of the preprint is available on my Publications page.

IEEE ICOT conference presentation next month!

I'm excited to be speaking at IEEE ICOT's special session on 'Music and Music Technology for Health and Learning' next month! I will be presenting a paper describing my lab's new music and motion detection game for rehabilitation and strengthening in the elderly. More info here.

Workshop announcement: International Workshop on Deep Learning for Music

The International Workshop on Deep Learning for Music (DLM 2017) is now accepting submissions!
I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to be a speaker, as an interdisciplinary (cognitive science) voice in the mix.
Details may be found *here*.

Cog Sci 2015

Last week I presented a talk entitled "A Computational Approach to Modelling the Perception of Pitch and Tonality in Music" at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society took place in Pasadena, California, 23-25 July 2015. The theme was Mind, Technology, and Society. A copy of the conference proceedings paper may be found here:

Lorentz Workshop on Music Similarity

Concepts, Cognition and Computation
from 19 Jan 2015 through 23 Jan 2015

Venue: Lorentz Center@Oort, Lorentz Center for Workshops in the Sciences, Leiden, Netherlands

Scientific Organizers:
Christina Anagnostopoulou (Athens, Greece)
Elaine Chew (London, United Kingdom)
Elizabeth Margulis (Fayetteville, USA)
Anja Volk (Utrecht, The Netherlands)