Comment Spring 2013 Classes - 01/23/13
I am currently teaching ISE 220: Probability Concepts in Engineering and PPD 557: Modeling and Operations Research at USC.
Comment Tagasauris in the Huffington Post - 10/18/12
Check out the latest post on Tagasauris – Graphing the Spillway of Big Data: Interview With Tagasauris CEO Todd Carter
Comment 21 Balançoires - 09/28/12
This is a beautiful and melodic illustration of the power of cooperation and the collective. 21 Balançoires is a giant cooperative musical instrument in front of Université du Québec à Montréal’s Science Faculty which is comprised of 21 musical swings. Individually, the swings in motion trigger notes. Together, they compose a kind of symphony.
Comment Humanities and Technology Unite! - 09/27/12
Comment Fall 2012 Classes - 08/28/12
Comment OK Go – Skyscrapers - 04/5/12
Ever since my days in MIR research, I have been fascinated by musical renditions. This fascination emerged because I realized that renditions were great test pieces for my music similarity algorithms. Now that I don’t have a practical need for renditions, I have begun to appreciate them and wonder about their less tangible qualities. I find it so interesting that even though the core song remains the same, the changing of other musical qualities can sometimes completely alter the listening experience and emotions that are evoked by the piece. To demonstrate, I have compiled renditions of the song ‘Bang Bang’. This song was first recorded by Cher in 1966 even though the more well known version is by Nancy Sinatra who covered it in the same year.