Invited Speakers

Prof. Dr. Juan Pablo Bello — New York University (US)

Juan Pablo Bello is Associate Professor of Music Technology and Computer Science & Engineering at New York University. In 1998 he received a BEng in Electronics from the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela, and in 2003 he earned a doctorate in Electronic Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London. Juan’s expertise is in digital signal processing, machine listening and music information retrieval, topics that he teaches and in which he has published more than 100 papers and articles in books, journals and conference proceedings. He is director of the Music and Audio Research Lab (MARL), where he leads research on music informatics. His work has been supported by public and private institutions in Venezuela, the UK, and the US, including Frontier and CAREER awards from the National Science Foundation and a Fulbright scholar grant for multidisciplinary studies in France.

Prof. Dr. Andre Holzapfel — KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Andre Holzapfel  is Assistant Professor at the Media Technology and Interaction Design department working in the area of Sound and Music Computing (SMC). Specific research topics include the development of beat and meter tracking in musical audio signals, music corpus analysis, tempo, timing, and relation of performance to meter. His research in ethnomusicology focuses on the relation of dance and music, in particular in the island of Crete. New areas of study involve tracking of human rhythmic behavior in space, applications of music in motion capture environments for rehabilitation purposes, ethical aspects of computational approaches to music.

Prof. Dr. Mauricio Alves Loureiro — Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)

Aeronautical Engineer, graduated at the Technological Institute of Aeronautics – ITA (1976) and clarinetist, graduated at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, Germany (1983), under the supervision of clarinetist Dieter Klöcker. Master’s and PhD degree in Music at the University of Iowa, USA (1991). First clarinet assistant at most prominent Brazilian symphony orchestra, (São Paulo State Symphony), appeared as soloist with leading Brazilian orchestras and chamber groups and as invited artist on major music festivals in Brazil. Chair of the first Brazilian Symposium on Computer Music (1994), as well as its fifth (1998) and tenth versions (2005). Associated professor of music at the State University of São Paulo – UNESP (1984-1992). Since 1992, full professor of music at the Federal University of Minas Gerais – UFMG, where directed the IEAT – Institute of Advanced Transdisciplinary Studies (2009-2014) and coordinates the research group CEGeME – Center for Studies on Musical Gesture and Expression.