GOMEZ GUTIERREZ, EMILIA
Since 2014 Emilia Gómez is an Associate Professor at our Department. She graduated as a Telecommunication Engineer at Universidad de Sevilla (Spain) and she studied classical piano performance at Seville Conservatoire of Music. She then received a DEA in Acoustics, Signal Processing and Computer Science applied to Music (ATIAM) at IRCAM, Paris (France) and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Digital Communication at the UPF (awarded by EPSON foundation). Her research is within the Music Information Retrieval (MIR) field. She tries to understand and enhance music listening experiences by automatically extracting descriptors from music signals. She has designed algorithms able to describe music signals in terms of melody, tonality, and address more high-level concepts such as similarity, style or emotion. Emilia has co-authored more than a 100 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conferences. She has contributed to more than 15 research projects, most of them funded by the European Commission and Spanish Government. She is elected member-at-large of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) and, at the moment, she is the coordinator for the European research project PHENICX, trying to innovate the way we experience classical music concerts.