Music PhD student wins ‘Best Student Paper’ at IDEAL

A doctoral student at The University of Manchester’s Department of Music has been given an award for an outstanding paper on music composition at this year’s international conference on Intelligent Data Engineering and Automated Learning (IDEAL). 

The University of Manchester-hosted event gave Chris Rhodes the accolade for Best Student Paper.

New interfaces for classifying performance gestures in music’, published by Springer, explores how instrumental performance/composition can be digitally augmented by using wearable sensors (ie. biometric data) and machine learning.

The research was funded by Chris’s sponsor, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) - and conducted at The University in a partnership between the Department of Music and the Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS). It was co-authored by Chris’s primary supervisor Prof. Ricardo Climent (Music) and his second PhD supervisor Dr Richard Allmendinger (AMBS).

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