The Intelligent Music Processing and Machine Learning GroupSince 2020, the "Intelligent Music Processing and Machine Learning Group" is part of the Institute of Computational Perception of the Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria, but currently still residing in the offices of OFAI.
- 2019-07-01: Arthur Flexer is starting a new two year arts-based research project (FWF PEEK): ``Dust and Data. The Art of Curating in the Age of Artificial Intelligence'' (together with Niko Wahl, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria)
- 2019-05-02: Arthur Flexer is starting a new project (FWF): ``On Valid and Reliable Experiments in Music Information Retrieval'' (VALMIR).
- 2018-12-07: Jan Schlüter comments on how Google DeepMind's AlphaZero is able to play world class chess to an Austrian news portal.
- 2018-11-28: Arthur Flexer has been granted two new national projects (FWF): ``On Valid and Reliable Experiments in Music Information Retrieval'' and ``Dust and Data. The Art of Curating in the Age of Artificial Intelligence'' (together with Niko Wahl, Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria).
- 2018-09-23: Arthur Flexer is giving a tutorial on Statistical Analysis of Results in Music Information Retrieval: Why and How together with Julian Urbano at ISMIR 2018.
- September 2018: Our project on acoustic monitoring of biodiversity - aMOBY - has been covered in the WIENWISSEN 1/18 magazine.
- 2018-05-24: Arthur Flexer is giving a talk on "Objectifying the subjective and learning of prejudice by machines" at the Workshop "Im Netz der Sinne" in Graz, Austria.
- May 2018: Our project on acoustic monitoring of biodiversity - aMOBY - has been covered in the HEUREKA 2/18 magazine of the weekly newspaper "Der Falter".
- September 2017: Arthur Flexer is starting a new project on acoustic monitoring of biodiversity - aMOBY.
- September 2017: Jan Schlüter defends his dissertation (with distinction) at the Johannes Kepler University Linz.
- September 2017: Arthur Flexer is co-organizing (together with Monika Dörfler) a workshop on "Systematic approaches to deep learning methods for audio", 11.-15. September 2017, Erwin Schrödinger Institute, University of Vienna, Austria.
- February 2017: Thomas Grill scored first place in the QMUL Bird Audio Detection challenge.
- August 2016: The paper Learning to Pinpoint Singing Voice From Weakly Labeled Examples by Jan Schlüter received the Best Oral Presentation Award at the ISMIR 2016 Conference.
- April 2016: Article in Wiener Zeitung - Future on Gerhard Widmer's ERC-funded Con Espressione project: Wie musikalisch ein Computer sein kann
- 2015-10-30: The paper REAL-TIME MUSIC TRACKING USING MULTIPLE PERFORMANCES AS A REFERENCE by Andreas Arzt, Gerhard Widmer, received the Best Paper Award at the ISMIR 2015 Conference.
- May 2015: Gerhard Widmer receives an ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC):€ 2.3 million for the project Con Espressione
- April 2015: Arthur Flexer is starting two new projects: Semantic Annotation by Learned Structured and Adaptive Signal Representations and Evolution and Function of the Environmental Protein Sequence Universe.
- June 2014: Arthur Flexer has been granted a new project on High Dimensional Data Analysis in Music Information Retrieval.
- March 2014: CP&OFAI Score-Performance Alignment Technology integrated into Issue # 5 (on Beethoven's 3rd Symphony) of the e-magazine RCO Editions (iPad-based e-magazine by the world-famous Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam)!
- January 2014: Best Paper Award and Best Demo Award at the AES 53rd International Conference on Semantic Audio, London, UK
Best Paper: "Bridging the Audio-Symbolic Gap: The Discovery of Repeated Note Content Directly From Polyphonic Music Audio" by T. Collins, S. Böck, F. Krebs, and G.Widmer
Best Demo: "The Complete Classical Music Companion V0.9" by A. Arzt, S. Böck, S. Flossmann, H. Frostel, M. Gasser, and G. Widmer
- October 2012: The paper A MIREX Meta-analysis of Hubness in Audio Music Similarity by Flexer, Schnitzer, Schlüter received the Best Paper Award at the ISMIR 2012 Conference.
- June 2012: Thomas Grill defends his dissertation (with distinction) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz.
- May 2012: Dominik Schnitzer's PhD project Wolperdinger is featured on the ORF science blog.
- February 2012: Dominik Schnitzer receives his PhD (with distinction) from the Johannes Kepler University Linz.
- January 2012: Arthur Flexer has been granted a new project on Prevention of Hubness in Music Information Retrieval.
- February 2011: Thomas Grill has been selected as a laureate for the IRCAM Musical Research Residency 2011/2012.
- April 29, 2010: Thomas Grill receives the Theodor-Körner prize for his audiovisual installation 1/space
- October 19, 2009: Gerhard Widmer receives the highly prestigious Austrian Wittgenstein-Preis
- September 2009: Volkmar Klien und Thomas Grill receive a prix ars electronica, honorary mention for digital musics
- August 2009: The Austrian radio station FM4 launches new visual interfaces to the Soundpark music recommendation system, developed by OFAI (see also the project page, this interview in German, and this radio jingle in Austrian dialect).
- August 2008: Rainer Typke's music search engine Musipedia is featured in articles of Der Standard and OE24
- May 2008: FM4 Soundpark launches Music Recommendation Service based on OFAI and cp.jku technology (see also stories on ORF FutureZone and FM4)
- December 2007: Best student paper award at the MUM 2007 conference for the paper One-Touch Access to Music on Mobile Devices by Dominik Schnitzer, Tim Pohle, Peter Knees, and Gerhard Widmer
- September 2007: OFAI, the MIR group of the Institute of Software Technology & Interactive Systems at the Vienna University of Technology, and the Department of Computational Perception of the Johannes Kepler University Linz have jointly organised the 8th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval
- November 30, 2006: Gerhard Widmer elected as ECCAI Fellow by the European Coordinating Committee on Artificial Intelligence; award presented at the 17th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2006), Riva del Garda, Italy.
- November 30, 2006: TV documentary about our research on expressive music performance wins German Science Journalism Award (Journalistikpreis Informatik 2006)
- May 7, 2006: OFAI will co-organise the 8th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR 2007), Vienna, Austria (Sept. 2007)
- Our music research on German public television (ARD):
Sun., 29. Jan. 2006 17:03 CET: ARD - W wie Wissen
- December 5, 2005: Fabien Gouyon received his PhD (cum laude) from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.
- October 31, 2005: Gerhard Widmer in the Profil (Nr. 44, 36. Jg., S. 1245).
- October 12, 2005: Gerhard Widmer in the Süddeutsche Zeitung (No. 235, p. 11, read the PDF).
- October 10, 2005: Werner Goebl is awarded a 2-year Erwin-Schroedinger Fellowship of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) to conduct research at McGill University Montreal under auspices of Prof. Caroline Palmer.
- September 2005: Best Poster Award at the ISMIR2005, London, for the paper: "MATCH: A Music Alignment Tool Chest" by Simon Dixon and Gerhard Widmer.
- September 2005: Gerhard Widmer, Martin Gasser, and Helmut Rogl realize the audio part of the Ars Electronica installation Heartbeat, which is exhibited from September 1, 2005 to September 6, 2005 at the Hauptplatz in Linz. See also the AEC webpage.
- Søren Tjagvad Madsen performs Mahler's 2nd Symphony with Pierre Boulez conducting the Vienna Philharmonic and the Wiener Singverein (May 28 & 29, 2005 in the Musikverein, May 31, 2005 in the Wiener Konzerthaus).
- January 2005: OFAI is hosting the
Gene and Protein Name Synonyms Database(discontinued in 2011) which is being developed in the BioMinT project.
- October 2004: Elias Pampalk is the winner of the Genre Classification part of the ISMIR2004 Audio Description Contest.
- Since October 2004, Gerhard Widmer is professor and head of the newly founded Department of Computational Perception at the Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria.
- September 2004: Best Paper Award, 15th European Conference on Machine Learning (ECML'2004), Pisa, Italy, for the paper "Using String Kernels to Identify Performers from their Playing Style" by C. Saunders, D. Hardoon, J. Shawe-Taylor, & G. Widmer.
- A pre-concert talk was held by Werner Goebl at the Wiener Konzerthaus in a Jeunesse concert featuring Hélène Grimaud playing Schumann's a-minor Piano Concerto and Paavo Järvi conducting Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (29. Oct. 2004, 18:45, Schönberg-Saal, Wiener Konzerthaus).
- March 2004: A large three-years project has been approved by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF) in the research line "Science for Creative Industries". The project is called Interfaces to Music (I2M).
- July 1998: Gerhard Widmer is awarded the prestigious START Research Prize for his research on AI/ML and Music
Gerhard Widmer's Music Group was recently featured in
- The New York Times: Play It Again, Vladimir (via Computer) (NYT, Arts & Leisure, June 5, 2005)
- Die Presse (June 1, 2004, p. 26)
- FORMAT Science (March 19, 2004)
- DER SPIEGEL (June 3, 2002)
- WIRED Magazine (Sept. 2001, pp. 100–112)
Research Opportunities Job Openings
We are constantly searching for creative and innovative (young) researchers that are interested in working on one of our research topics. If you have both a strong computational background and skills in music sciences or related topics, please contact Prof. Gerhard Widmer.