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Rafael Ramirez-Melendez, Ph.D.

Title at NITech

Associate Professor (October 2017-December 2017)

Affiliation, Institution or University

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) ,Barcelona, Spain


Dr. Rafael Ramirez is an associate professor in Music Technology Group in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).


Dr. Ramirez's resume is truly international. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and his MSc and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Bristol, UK. From 1997 to 2001, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore. Dr. Ramirez has researched in the field of Music Creative Modeling (Expressive Music Performances) to understand and stimulate music creativity by modeling music processes and high-level music actions. He is currently interested in the development of machine learning techniques for building semantic models of different aspects of music creativity. He applies machine learning techniques to detect emotion from brain activity.

Dr. Ramirez promotes his research field, and works as chairs for various international Workshops on Music and AI every year. He is also a program committee member for several AI and music related conferences and has delivered invited seminars across Europe, Asia and America.




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