Team

Josep Ll. Arcos:  
Josep Lluís is a Research Scientist at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA,CSIC). His research is focused on Machine Learning and on applying Machine Learning to music computing systems. He received an M.S. in musical creation and sound technology from Pompeu Fabra University in 1996 and a Ph.D. in computer science from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in 1997. From his  experience in applying AI techniques to music computing, now leads the guitarLab initiative. He also is an amateur guitar player.
Enric Guaus:  
Enric is a lecturer on acoustics, electronics and computer science at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC). His work is focused on multimodal acquisition for musical instruments with the inclusion of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques. He got his PhD  in Computer Science and Digital Communications in 2009 with a dissertation on automatic music genre classification, at the Music Technology Group (MTGUPF). He was a post-doctoral researcher at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA,CSIC) during 2009-2010. He is assistant professor in audio and music processing at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). He is also an amateur piano player and collaborates with the Barcelona Laptop Orchestra.
Tan Ozaslan:  
Tan has a computer engineering degree, but after University his passion about music, first pushed him to music production and then to music technology area. He has two master degrees, first from Istanbul Technical University about sound engineering and second from Pompeu Fabra University, about sound and music computing. He is a PhD student at Pompeu Fabra University (Music Technology Group) performing the research at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIACSIC). He is also an electric-guitar player, he is performing concerts with the band Siete Colinas, all around Barcelona.

Former Members

Lars Fabig:  
Lars has a telecommunications engineering degree and gained experience as R&D engineer for music and audio computing during 5 years at the Music Technology Group (MTGUPF). His work was dedicated to audio signal processing and information retrieval in industrial R&D projects mainly with Yamaha Corp, for time stretching, pitch transposition, singing voice transformation and voice quality evaluation. In BMAT, a spin-off of the Pompeu Fabra University, he was responsible for the Acoustic Audio Fingerprinting technologies and acquired experience in pattern recognition techniques. He is an amateur piano player and keyboardist who is familiar with music production software.
Eric Palacios:  
Eric has a computer engineering degree and acquired experience in building music recommendation technologies when he was working at strands.com (formerly known as musicstrands.com). He also is an enthusiast of analog vintage gear and a self-taugh in electronics. He performs repairing and modifications for his analog synthesizers as a hobby. Eric also has played as a keyboardist in several bands in Barcelona, recently doing some collaboration with Manos de Topo.