About me

I am Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering of Porto (INESC Porto), where I founded (together with Carlos Guedes) and lead the Sound and Music Computing research group, I am also Invited Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, in Portugal.

My main research and teaching activities are in Sound and Music Computing, with a special interest in computational models of rhythm perception, Music Information Retrieval, and music pattern recognition. (See also the research agenda of my research group.)

I have published over 90 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences (h-index: 23), I published a book on computational rhythm description and gave the first tutorial on the topic at the International Conference on Music Information Retrieval in 2006. I participated to the writing of the EU-funded Roadmap for Sound and Music Computing, published in 2007, and the writing of the EU-funded Roadmap on Music Information Research, published in 2013.

I was general chair of the Sound and Music Computing Conference 2009, general chair of the ISMIR conference 2012, both organised in Porto, and program chair of the ISMIR conference 2013. I am a member of the Steering Committee of the Sound and Music Computing Conference Since 2014, I am President-elect of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval.