Professor David De Roure announced as new Alan Turing Institute fellow

Professor David De Roure announced as new Alan Turing Institute fellow

Professor David De Roure was welcomed as a new Turing Fellow at The Alan Turing Institute, as it launched its third academic year in autumn 2018. The Alan Turing Institute is the United Kingdom's national institute for data science and artificial intelligence. The new cohort of Fellows was drawn from eleven universities around the UK, following the expansion of the Turing Institute’s network from its five founding university partners (including the University of Oxford), to thirteen, earlier this year. The Turing Institute now counts over 400 researchers in its community.

In a seminar at Oxford e-Research centre, Professor De Roure outlined his activities and aims for the upcoming year at The Alan Turing Institute;

  • Music analysis. Development of extraction techniques over music content in order to identify novel features.
  • Multimodal analysis of performance data. Multimodal analysis of performance reception data collected through an annotation tool and a mobile app. 
  • Music through the archive. This work will be pursued in collaboration with music archives, including those at the British library.
  • Music and AI. PRiSM collaboration with composer Rob Laidlow.
  • Collaboration. Collaboration with team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is already under discussion as are other potential collaborations.

Professor De Roure also talked about his busy sabbatical year where he spent a month at the Australian National University, attended the Web Science 18 conference, and took part in a week of training at the Future of Scholarly Communications event in San Diego. He also gave the group a demonstration of computer generated music he had worked on as well as compositions created using a Stylophone as a hackable ‘super instrument’.

Professor De Roure’s other work in the upcoming year will focus on Digital Humanities @ Oxford, PETRAS and the internet of Things, The Data Science of Music, and the Software Sustainability Institute.

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