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I am a software engineer at Google. 

I served on committees for conferences such as ACM Multimedia and IEEE ICME. I was sponsorship chair for ISMIR 2019. I co-authored 13 articles for journals and conferences such as IEEE Trans. Information Forensics and Security, IEEE ICASSP, and ISMIR. I peer-reviewed over 100 manuscripts. For research publications, see Google Scholar.

I was the director of the annual workshop on music information retrieval at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University. Check out, a collection of educational notebooks related to music information retrieval.

I received a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a U. S. National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship. I was born and raised in New Jersey, USA.

I play the violin. I am delighted to be joining the first violin section of the Santa Cruz Symphony for their 2023-24 season. I am also a regular substitute with the Oakland Symphony and Bay Philharmonic.

From 2014 to 2017, I served as concertmaster of the San Francisco Civic Symphony, the oldest and largest community orchestra in northern California. I sometimes perform with impromptuSF, Classical Revolution, and Awesöme Orchestra.

I have performed with ensembles at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, as well as San Francisco venues such as The Fillmore, Legion of Honor, Grace Cathedral, Bayview Opera House, Cadillac Hotel, Bently Reserve, SF Conservatory of Music, SF MoMA, and City Hall.

I used to go busking in San Francisco.

For more info, see Music Résumé.