Research Projects

All Active Projects

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Project Maestro - AI Musical Analysis Platform

2024-2025

Dr Emmanouil Benetos (PI), Prof Simon Dixon (CI)


Innovate UK Smart Grants, £166,349

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Online speech enhancement in scenarios with low direct-to-reverberant-ratio

2024-2025

Dr Emmanouil Benetos (PI), Dr Aidan Hogg (CI)


L-Acoustics UK Ltd, £65,621

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Enhancing lyrics transcription with open-source architectures and fine-tuning techniques

2024-2024

Dr Emmanouil Benetos (PI)


Moises Systems Inc, £11,700

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Music Performance Assessment and Feedback

2024-2025

Prof Simon Dixon (PI), Dr Emmanouil Benetos (CI)


Industry/contract research, £250,000

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High Resolution Guitar Transcription

2024-2024

Prof Simon Dixon (PI)


Innovate UK ICURe Programme DSMAR24-06 / 521975189, £2,500

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Music Production Style Transfer (ProStyle)

2024-2025

Prof Josh Reiss (PI)


Innovate UK Creative Catalyst: AI in the Music Industry, £74,786

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StudioSync: AI productivity tools for record labels in the management of musical recordings and creator metadata

2024-2025

Prof Mark Sandler (PI), Dr Mathieu Barthet (CI)


Innovate UK Collaborative AI Solutions, £304,918

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Co-creator for songwriters & producers: generative AI Creator tools to boost efficiency of the creative process

2024-2025

Prof Mark Sandler (PI), Dr Mathieu Barthet (CI), Dr Haim Dubossarsky (CI)


Innovate UK Collaborative AI Solutions, £320,887

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Fine-grained music source separation with deep learning models

2024-2025

Dr Lin Wang (PI), Prof Mark Sandler (CI)


Innovate UK Creative Catalyst: AI in the Music Industry, £48,144

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Style classification of podcasts using audio

2024-2026

Dr Emmanouil Benetos (PI)


Spotify Ltd, PhD studentship, £33,000

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Resource-efficient Machine Listening

2023-2024

Dr Emmanouil Benetos (PI)


RAEng/Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship LTRF2223-19-106, £52,455

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Modelling Jazz Piano: Symbolic Music Generation via Large-scale Automatic Transcription

2023-2025

Prof Simon Dixon (PI)


Yamaha Corporation, PhD studentship, £60,000

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New Methodologies for Efficient and Controllable Music Generation

2023-2027

Dr George Fazekas (PI)


Sony Europe B.V., PhD studentship, £150,000

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Beyond Supervised Learning for Musical Audio

2023-2027

Dr George Fazekas (PI)


Universal Music Group International Limited, PhD studentship, £61,268

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Sensing the Forest: Let the Forest Speak using the Internet of Things, Acoustic Ecology and Creative AI

2023-2025

Dr Anna Xambó (PI), Dr Peter Batchelor (CI, De Montfort University), Dr Krishna Nama Manjunatha (CI, De Montfort University), Dr Michael Bell (CI, Forest Research), Dr Georgios Xenakis (CI, Forest Research)


AHRC Grant AH/X011585/1, £207,479

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Performance Rendering for Music Generation Systems

2022-2026

Prof Simon Dixon (PI)


DAACI Ltd, PhD studentship, £140,000

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Bela / Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research Fellow in Embedded Music Computing

2021-2026

Prof Andrew McPherson (PI)


RAEng Senior Research Fellowship, £208,776

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Bridging the Gap - visually impaired and sighted music producers working side by side

2021-2024

Prof Franziska Schroeder (PI, QUB), Prof Andrew McPherson (CI, QMUL)


AHRC Grant AH/V011340/1, £576,879 (total), £174,448 (QMUL)

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Centre for Doctoral Training in Data-informed Audience-centric Media Engineering (DAME)

2021-2024

Prof Mark Sandler (PI), Prof Andrea Cavallaro (CI), Prof Pat Healey (CI), Dr Gareth Tyson (CI), and Dr Charalampos Saitis (CI)


, £177,000 (standard stipend) + £27,000 (contribution from BBC)

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GraphNEx: Graph Neural Networks for Explainable Artificial Intelligence

2021-2024

Prof Andrea Cavallaro (QMUL PI), Dr Emmanouil Benetos (CI)


CHIST-ERA / EPSRC grant EP/V062107/1, £293,434

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Designing new musical technologies for older adults' wellbeing

2021-2025

Dr Jennifer MacRitchie (PI, Sheffield), Prof Andrew McPherson (CI), and 2 others


UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship, £946,672 (total), £24,879 (QMUL)

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Smart Channel Strip using Neural Audio Processing

2021-2025

Dr George Fazekas (PI)


Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, AIM CDT PhD studentship, £109,649

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Emotion-driven audio-visual game design using AI

2020-2025

Dr Mathieu Barthet (PI)


OVOMIND SA, PhD studentship, £33,500

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Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Data Centric Engineering

2020-2028

Prof Eram Rizvi (PI), Prof Mark Sandler (CI), Prof Nick Bryan-Kinns (CI)


EPSRC Training Grant EP/V519935/1, £1,629,373

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Industry-scale machine listening for music and audio data

2020-2024

Prof Simon Dixon (PI)


Spotify Ltd, AIM CDT PhD studentship, £108,000

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UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence and Music (AIM)

2019-2027

Prof Simon Dixon (PI), Dr Mathieu Barthet (CI), Dr Nick Bryan-Kinns (CI), Dr Gyorgy Fazekas (CI), Prof Mark Sandler (CI), Dr Andrew McPherson (CI), Dr Emmanouil Benetos (CI)


EPSRC Grant EP/S022694/1, £6,240,207

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Optical music recognition using deep learning

2019-2024

Dr George Fazekas (PI)


Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, AIM CDT PhD studentship, £109,649

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Deep learning and multi-modal models for the music industry

2019-2023

Dr George Fazekas (PI)


Universal Music Group International Limited, AIM CDT PhD studentship, £54,000

All Completed Projects

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Analysing User Activity for Improving Recommendations in Streaming Platforms

2023-2023

Dr Charalampos Saitis (PI)


BBC R&D, PhD internship, £9,834

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Investigating mental models of DAW software use by visually-impaired musicians

2022-2023

Prof Andrew McPherson (PI)


Ableton AG, Contract research, £97,000

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Deep learning technologies for multi-instrument automatic music transcription

2022-2023

Dr Emmanouil Benetos (PI), Prof Simon Dixon (CI)


Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf, Contract research, £252,000

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New Directions in Digital Jazz Studies: Music Information Retrieval and AI Support for Jazz Scholarship in Digital Archives

2021-2024

Dr Tillman Weyde (City, PI), Prof Simon Dixon (CI), plus two others


AHRC grant AH/V009699/1, £50,845 (QMUL), £202,566 (total)

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Seeing Music: An interactive digital exhibit on sensory variation and the cross-sensory experience of music

2021-2022

Dr Charalampos Saitis (PI), Dr Christine Cuskley (Newcastle, CI)


QMUL Centre for Public Engagement Large Grant, £9,783

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Unsupervised detection of sound events for complex audio

2021-2023

Dr Emmanouil Benetos (PI), Dr Yanxiong Li (SCUT, CI)


Royal Society International Exchanges grant IEC/NSFC/201382, £3,800

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JADE: Joint Academic Data science Endeavour

2020-2023

Wesley Gavin Armour (PI, Oxford), Prof Mark Sandler (CI, QMUL), plus 24 others


EPSRC Grant EP/T022205/1, £5,539,933

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Metaphors we listen with: the neural correlates of timbral brightness investigated by pitch-timbre interference and fMRI

2020-2022

Dr Charalampos Saitis (PI), Dr Zachary Wallmark (CI, University of Oregon, US)


British Academy, BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grants scheme, SRG1920/101673, £10,000

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Perceptual Aspects of Broadcast Audio Mixing for the Hearing Impaired

2019-2022

Prof Josh Reiss (PI)


ICASE PhD studentship 2161145, £83,300 (standard stipend) + £27,600 (contribution from BBC)

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Perceptual end to end learning for music understanding

2019-2023

Dr George Fazekas (PI)


MUSIC Tribe Brands UK Limited, AIM CDT PhD studentship, £27,000

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