Fixed term appointment for 60 months, commencing September 2017, Full time
The School of Music, Humanities and Media at the University of Huddersfield is looking to appoint a postdoctoral Research Fellow in Real-Time Computer Music Systems, to join an exciting research project at the frontier of spectral processing, machine learning, and computer composition.The main focus of the Fluid Corpus Manipulation project (FluCoMa) is to empower techno-fluent composers with the latest advances of signal decomposition and machine learning, in order to explore high-level manipulations of large sound banks from within their creative coding workflow. This will be achieved through the creation and dissemination of cutting-edge software extension toolboxes for the two leading environments used by this community of practice-based researchers, namely Max and SuperCollider. The project is funded by the European Research Council, through its prestigious Consolidator Grants programme.As Research Fellow in Real-Time Computer Music Systems, you will be the leading DSP researcher and C++ developing power behind the toolboxes, working with world-leading computer composers to implement, optimise and develop existing and new high-level manipulations of large sound banks.You will be a researcher/developer in computer-based signal processing, fluent in C++ with robust experience in spectral processing (MIR, HNM, PLV, MFCC, etc), showing great care for real-time optimisation, stability and portability. You will hold a PhD in a relevant subject at the time of starting, with a strong track record of publications in the form of papers and software.As well as implementing, optimising, and pushing further textbook techniques in signal decomposition and machine learning, you will pursue your own strand of research in the wider field of real-time computer music systems to contribute to the FluCoMa objectives.You will be part of a small and flexible team of creative coders and composers, hosted within the dynamic research environment offered by the Centre for Research in New Music and its Creative Coding Lab, as well as the Huddersfield Immersive Sound System (thehiss.org) world-renowned.
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