I am Lead Scientist of the HUMAINT project at the Centre for Advanced Studies, Joint Research Centre, European Commission. I am currently on leave as Associate Professor (Tenured, Serra-Húnter and ICREA Academia fellow) and Deputy Director (Doctorate) of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC), Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). I lead the MIR (Music Information Research) lab of the Music Technology Group (MTG).

I graduated as a Telecommunication Engineer specialised in Signal Processing at Universidad de Sevilla. Then, I received a DEA in Acoustics, Signal Processing and Computer Science applied to Music (ATIAM) at IRCAM, Paris. In 2006, I completed my PhD in Computer Science and Digital Communication at the UPF, on the topic of Tonal Description of Music Audio SignalsI have been visiting researcher at Speech, Music and Hearing, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (2003), Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada (2010) and Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London (2015).

My main research interests are related to music information retrieval (MIR), in particular melodic and tonal description of music audio signals. I am also interested on the interaction between humans and algorithms and the impact of artificial intelligence on our cognitive capabilities and decision making processes.

I am president of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval and I am particularly involved in promoting the role of, and increasing opportunities for, women in the MIR field.

I have co-authored >120 peer-reviewed publications, all available here and contributed to a high number of funded projects. In my research, I have contributed to the creation of open research datasets and software packages. I was also a co-founder of the MTG spin-off company BMAT.

I am interested in scientific dissemination. If you want to read some more about me, read these interviews in press (mostly in Spanish).



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