⭔ CV ⭔

⭔ Professional background

2023+CNRS Research fellow, UMR-9189 CRIStAL, Lille, France
2022Researcher at KTH University Stockholm, Sweden (9 months)
MUSAiC Team
2021-2022Postdoctoral researcher at Université de Lille, France (12 months)
Algomus team
2019-2020 Postdoctoral researcher at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (12 months)
Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab
2018Postdoctoral researcher at Ircam, Paris and University of La Rochelle, France (6 months)
Représentations musicales team
2015-2018Ph.D. in Computer Music at Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France
Thesis: Learning of musical structures in the context of improvisation

⭔ Teaching and supervision

  • Invited teacher at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (2022)
    – Digital musicology, 4h
  • Teaching assistant at Université de Lille, France (2021)
    – Programming for music analysis and generation, 12h
  • Teaching assistant at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (2020)
    – Musical improvisation, invention and creativity, 16h
    – Digital musicology, 16h
  • Teaching assistant at Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France (2015-2018)
    – Algorithmics and programming (Python), 32h
    – Computer and Information Technology, 48h
    – Data Structures (C++), 8h
    – 3D Modelling and Scripting (SketchUp, C#), 8h
  • End-of-Study research project: Cécile Egea – Insa Rouen, 2022
    Embeddings and tokenisation for folk-RNN music generation
  • End-of-Study research project: Souha Makni – Insa Rouen, 2021
    Neural networks for style modelling and music generation
  • Master’s internship: Arthur Parmentier – EPFL, 2020
    Gesture recognition for Soundpainting in Max
  • Master’s internship: Rémi Decelle – Télécom Nancy, 2017
    Reinforcement learning for machine improvisation
  • Bachelor’s internship: Lucas Antonelli – Université de Lorraine, 2016
    Implementation of a FLOSS listening test platform

⭔ Ph.D. THESIS

Apprentissage de structures musicales en contexte d’improvisation
Learning of musical structures in the context of improvisation
Direction: Emmanuel Vincent (Inria), Gérard Assayag (Ircam / STMS)

Members of the Jury:
Elaine Chew (reviewer) — Professor, Queen Mary University of London
Maxime Crochemore (reviewer) — Professor, King’s College London
Florence Levé — Maître de Conférences, Université de Picardie
Kamel Smaïli — Professeur, Université de Lorraine
Emmanuel Vincent — Directeur de Recherche, Inria
Gérard Assayag — Directeur de Recherche, Ircam

Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique — UMR 7503 LORIA
Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique — UMR 9912 STMS

⭔ EducatioN

2015 M.Sc. in Acoustics, signal processing and computer science applied to music, Université Pierre & Marie Curie and Ircam, Paris, France
Thesis: Learning of multidimensional musical structures with probabilistic model interpolation
Supervised by Emmanuel Vincent (Inria Nancy) and Gérard Assayag (Ircam)
2014M.Sc. in Theoretical computer science and applications, Université de Rouen, France
Thesis: Theme and variations analysis with dynamic programming and clock automata.Supervised by Mathieu Giraud (Université de Lille)
2014M.Sc. in Mathematical engineering, INSA Rouen, France.
Thesis: Generating four-voice Renaissance improvisation based on a Cantus Firmus.Supervised by Nathalie Chaignaud (LITIS, Rouen)

⭔ Grants and awards

  • 2021: AI Song Contest 2021, 3rd place (/38): Gulluni x Algomus: for the song « The Last Moment Before You Fly »
  • 2020: Grant, Co-Investigator, Swiss National Science Foundation, “Wanderful music: a systematic investigation into music-induced mind wandering.” (95.775 CHF)
  • 2016: Best poster award, Young researcher in Acoustics, Audio and Signal days, 2016, Paris, France

Workshops and invited talks

  • November 2021: Invited talk seminar « Mamuphi » at Ircam, Paris, France
  • June 2019: Invited talk at University de Picardie, Amiens, France
  • March 2019: Invited talk at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain
  • April 2018: Invited talk at Reid School of Music, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • December 2017: International workshop Improtech Paris – Philly 2017, Philadelphia, USA
  • June 2017: Invited talk at Queen Mary University of London, UK
  • July 2016: National workshop “Dynamics of creative improvisation”, Bordeaux, France
  • July 2015: International workshop “Musician and machine” at Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland

Communication to a large audience

  • February 2022: Radio interview in Traverse, Radio Campus Lille, France
  • January 2022: « Human and artificial intelligence – musical co-creativity ». Talk at the Conservatoire de Lille / ESMD, Lille, France
  • March 2020: “Interacting on stage with a virtual agent”. Talk in the scope of the thematic week Maths and music, Université de Picardie, Amiens, France
  • March 2017: “Music as a language”. Short popular science article published in the booklet of the forum “Mathématiques vivantes”, organised by the French commission for mathematics education
  • June 2016: Human-machine improvisation demo at “40 years of Loria”, Nancy, France
  • March 2016: Human-machine improvisation demo at the Science festival of Nancy, France
  • June 2015: Human-machine improvisation demo at “Science & You”, Nancy, France

Musical activities

  • Playing the piano (26 years), saxophone (12 years)
  • Music theory end-of-study diploma from Conservatoire de Lisieux
  • Masterclasses with Walter Thompson, Paul Lay, Ari Hoenig, Andy Sheppard, John Paricelli, Sylvain Beuf and Jean-Claude Fohrenbach
  • Composition and Improvisation: Jazz, progressive rock, avant-garde, noise
  • Taught private piano and music theory lessons
  • Played in semi-professional concerts