I am the lead scientist of HUMAINT project at the Joint Research Centre (EC), where I have the chance to lead  an interdisciplinary group of researchers.

I coordinate the the Music Information Research lab of the Music Technology Group and I am now supervising the following PhD students:

  1. Olga Slizovskaya (2016) Audio-visual approaches in music information retrieval (co-supervised by Gloria Haro).
  2. Blai Meléndez (2016), industrial PhD with BMAT (Barcelona, Audio and Music Technologies).
  3. Andrés Pérez (2017), industrial PhD with Eurecat.
  4. Pritish Chadna, (2017), PhD student in choir analysis synthesis and sound source separation, TROMPA project.
  5. Helena Cuesta (2017), PhD student in choir singing analysis, TROMPA project.
  6. Juan Gómez (2018), PhD student, TROMPA project.
  7. Lorenzo Porcaro (2018), PhD student, TROMPA project.
  8. Furkan Yesiler (2018), PhD student at MIP-frontiers project.

Former students (since 2010)



  1. Perfecto Herrera. MIRages: an account of music audio extractors, semantic description and context-awareness, in the three ages of MIR. My supervised supervisor (co-supervised by Xavier Serra), defended in December 12th 2018.
  2. Marius Miron Source separation methods for orchestral music: timbre-informed and score-informed strategies. (co-supervised by Jordi Janer), defended in February 8th, 2018.
  3. Juan J. Bosch, ‘From Heuristics-Based to Data-Driven Audio Melody Extraction’, PhD program in ICTs, defended in July 2017.
  4. Álvaro Sarasúa, ‘Musical Interaction Based on the Conductor Metaphor, PhD program in Information, Communication and Audiovisual Technologies – DTIC, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, June 2017.
  5. Nadine Kroher (2013-moved to Universidad de Sevilla) Computational analysis of flamenco music, PhD student
  6. Agustín Martorell (PhD 2009-2013) Modelling tonal context dynamics by temporal multi-scale analysis
  7. Justin Salamon (PhD 2008-2013) Melody Extraction from Polyphonic Music Signals.
  8. Jose Zapata (PhD 2009-2013) Comparative Evaluation and Combination of Automatic Rhythm Description Systems.


Some of my dearest coauthors & collaborators (in alphabetical order)