The Team

Daniel Bedoya, PhD candidate, designs citizen science experiments to help understand musical structures created in performance, and analyzes the perception of musical structures in performed music and physiological responses to these performed structures. He has an undergraduate degree in Sound Engineering (UDLA Quito-Ecuador) and a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Acoustics and Signal Processing Applied to Music (ATIAM – IRCAM-Sorbonne Université). Previously, he was a research assistant with Jean-Julien Aucouturier in the Perception and Sound Design (PDS) Team on the relationship of music and emotions in the ERC project CREAM and explored the influence of smiled speech in dyadic interactions in the REFLETS project.

Elaine Chew (PhD & SM, ORC, MIT; BAS, Math-CompSci & Music Perf, Stanford; FTCL & LTCL, Piano Perf, Trinity Coll Lon) is Principal Investigator of the ERC ADG project COSMOS. Her research centers on the mathematical and computational modeling of musical structures, with present focus on structures as they are communicated in performance and in ECG traces of cardiac arrhythmias. As a pianist, she has collaborated with composers to create and première new works, and she frequently designs and performs in concerts that present visualizations and compositions created in her research team. She is past recipient of PECASE/CAREER awards and Fellowships at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies|Harvard in the US. Her research has been supported by the ERC, EPSRC, AHRC, and NSF, and featured on BBC World Service/Radio 3, Smithsonian Magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, Wired Blog, MIT Technology Review, and Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Inside the Music. She has also recorded on Albany and Neuma Records.

Lawrence Fyfe, Research Engineer, is creating web-based visualisation software and database infrastructure to harness volunteer thinking in the project’s citizen science modules. Lawrence received his PhD in Computational Media Design from the University of Calgary and a Master’s degree in Music, Science and Technology from the Centre for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University. Before joining the COSMOS project, he worked on a binaural telepresence system for the Digiscope project at INRIA. The Digiscope project connected various visualisation labs around Paris via telepresence (audio and video conferencing) to facilitate collaboration. Before that, Lawrence developed a web site for listening to sonified EEG data, which was used to facilitate the diagnosis of epileptic seizures.

Corentin Guichaoua, Postdoctoral Researcher, is researching mathematical and computational techniques for automatic extraction of musical structure in performed music and cardiac signals. Previously, he was a postdoc with Moreno Andreatta at the University of Strasbourg in the SMIR project, where he implemented algebraic and topologic methods for systematic analysis and comparison of pieces of music. He holds PhD and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from the University of Rennes 1, and a concurrent Masters of Science and Engineering (Diplôme d’Ingénieur) from INSA (Institut national des sciences appliquées). His doctoral thesis, supervised by Frédéric Bimbot, focused on compressed descriptions of chord sequences from pieces of music using formal models, in order to extract information on their structure.

Gonzalo Romero, ATIAM (IRCAM’s Masters degree in Acoustics, Signal Professing, and Computer Science Applied to Music) intern, is developing scalable algorithms for the automatic transcription of rhythmic variations, and applying the computational techniques to create symbolic representations of long arrhythmia ECG sequences for structural analysis. He has received a Masters in Fundamental Mathematics at the Sorbonne University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Complutense University in Madrid, and a Bachelor’s degree in Composition from the Madrid Royal Conservatory (Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid). Gonzalo hails from a musical family and plays the violin and piano.

External Collaborators

The Translational Electrophysiology Team led by Prof. Pier Lambiase—Professor of Cardiology at UCL’s Institute for Cardiovascular Science and Barts Heart Centre (BHC), Co-Director of Cardiovascular Research at Barts NHS Trust, and BHRS Committee Research Lead; member of the European Society of Cardiology and International Heart Rhythm Society clinical guideline committees—and BHC Electrophysiology Researchers, including Prof. Peter Taggart, Drs Ross Hunter (AF Lead) & Michele Orini (Engineer).