[ 27. Februar 2012 ]

AUSSCHREIBUNG – Plymouth Job Position: Research Fellow in Music with Artificial Intelligence

Von: Sciss
Datum: 27. Februar 2012 12:24:44 MEZ
Betreff: PLYMOUTH – Job Position: Research Fellow in Music with
Artificial Intelligence

Research Fellow in Music with Artificial Intelligence
Job reference: A2462

Closing date: 16 March 2012

Salary £31,000 pa

FULL TIME, fixed term for 54 months (4.5 years)

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in Music with AI at the
Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) in
Plymouth University, UK (http://cmr.soc.plymouth.ac.uk/).

This appointment is part of an ambitious EPSRC-funded research project
aimed at advancing our understanding of the relationship between
emotions, patterns of brain activity and associated musical
information. The objective is to build a Brain-Computer Music
Interface (BCMI) system to monitor emotions, and modify them
automatically and adaptively via a controlled computer music
generation system. This project will be developed in collaboration
with the Cybernetics Research Group at the University of Reading (Dr
Slawomir J Nasuto).

Your main tasks will be (but not necessarily limited) to (a) design
and implement intelligent algorithms for generating music in real-
time, (b) provide technical assistance for composers-in-residence, (c)
support the design of listening experiments and analysis of brain
scanning data.

You will be expected to have an interdisciplinary background linking
music technology, artificial intelligence and psychology of music,
preferably with a PhD or equivalent, in an allied discipline. Solid
computer programming skills and previous experience with
implementation of algorithms for generative music in real-time, are
essential requisites. Knowledge of experimental psychology methods and
analysis of experimental data is welcomed. Familiarity with the
burgeoning field of Brain-Computer Interface would be advantageous.

This is a full time position working 37 hours per week, and is fixed
term for 54 months (4.5 years). The commencement date is 1 May 2012 or
as soon as possible thereafter.

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