Emilia Gómez, Joint Research Centre (European Commission) & Universitat Pompeu Fabra

I am a senior researcher at the Joint Research Centre, European Commission (EC) where I lead the HUMAINT project that studies the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on human behaviour and I co-lead the AI WATCH initiative of the EC to monitor the advancements, uptake and impact of AI in Europe.

I am also a Guest Professor (Full Professor Habilitation, Serra-Húnter and ICREA Academia) of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, where I lead the Music Information Research lab of the Music Technology Group.

I graduated as a Telecommunication Engineer 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 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 research background is on the Music Information Retrieval field. I try to understand the way humans describe music and emulate those descriptions with artificial systems dealing with big data. Starting from music, I research on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) into human behaviour. In particular, I contribute to study the impact of AI on our jobs, decisions, fundamental rights and children.

I have co-authored >150 peer-reviewed publications, open datasets and software packages. I have supervised 11 PhD theses (5 ongoing) and contributed to a high number of funded projects (4 as PI). I was also a co-founder of the MTG spin-off company BMAT. My work is recognized by citations, media appearances, honours and awards.

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

I was the first women president of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval and I am particularly involved in promoting the role of, and increasing opportunities for, women and improve diversity of the MIR and AI fields.


Contact: you can contact me through twitter/gmail using the username emiliagogu ( or

You can see the citations to my work in google scholar or researcherID.