Academic evaluation

I was part of the Jury of the following PhD defenses:

  1. PhD thesis defines of Gilberto Bernardes, “Composing Music by Selection – Content-Based Algorithmic-Assisted Audio Composition”, University of Porto, Portugal, 2nd July 2014
  2. PhD thesis defense of José Ricardo Zapata, “Comparative Evaluation and Combination of Automatic Rhythm Description Systems”, Department of Information and Communication Technologies, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, 19th September 2013
  3. PhD thesis defense of Justin Salamon, “Melody Extraction from Polyphonic Music Signals”, Department of Information and Communication Technologies, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, 20th September 2013
  4. PhD thesis defense of Pedro Duarte Leal Gomes Pestana, “Automatic mixing systems using adaptive audio effects”, Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, Portugal, 20th May 2013
  5. PhD thesis defense of João Manuel Lobato Dias da Silva Oliveira, “Live Beat-Synchronous Robot Dancing”, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal, 15th May 2013
  6. PhD thesis defense of Inês Salselas, “Exploring interactions between music and language in the early development of music cognition. A computational modelling approach.”, Department of Information and Communication Technologies, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, 26th April 2013.
  7. PhD thesis defense of Gabriel Sargent “Estimation de la structure des morceaux de musique par analyse multi-critères et contrainte de régularité”, Rennes I University, France, 21st February 2013.
  8. PhD thesis defense of Nicolas Makelberge “Designing Instruments Towards Networked Music Practices”, Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, Portugal, 13th November 2012.
  9. PhD thesis defense of Nuno Fonseca “Singing Voice Resynthesis using Concatenative-based Techniques”, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Portugal, 16th May 2012.
  10. PhD thesis defense of Amaury Hazan, “A Causal Mid-Level Approach to Predictive Representation and Learning of Spectro-Temporal Events”, Department of Information and Communication Technologies, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, 17th June 2010.
  11. PhD thesis defense of Alvaro Barbosa, “Computer-Supported Cooperative Work for Music Applications”, Department of Information and Communication Technologies, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, July 2006.

I also provide written reports to the respective University departments about the scientific quality of the following PhD theses:

  1. PhD thesis of Mohamed Sordo, “Semantic Annotations of Music Collections: A Computational Approach”, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, 2012
  2. PhD thesis of Andrew James Farnell “Designing Sound: Procedural Audio Research Based on the Book by Andy Farnell”, Portuguese Catholic University, Porto, Portugal, 2012.

I also served as member of the Jury for the evaluation of the following PhD thesis proposal:

  1. Oral defense of the PhD thesis proposal by Renato Panda, “Emotion-based Analysis and Classification of Audio Music”, Department of Informatics Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Portugal, 25th July 2012.