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Phd. studentships: Connectionist Models of Musical Processes

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Connectionist Models in Computational Musicology etc.

Centre for Computational Musicology and Computer Music
Department of Computer Science and Informations Systems
University of Limerick

Research studentships leading to a PhD. in: Connectionist Models in
Computational Musicology, Computer Music or Cognitive Musicology

Applications are invited from students interested in working towards a
Doctorate in the area of Computer Music, Computational Musicology or
Cognitive Musicology, developing models of musical processes using neural
networks and related machine learning techniques (GA's, Reinforcement
Learning). Initially students will register for a Master's by research and
subsequently be re-registered for a doctorate. The student(s) will be
supervised by Dr. Niall Griffith who has an interest in models that learn
about musical structure and that can use what has been learned. Limerick
is musically very active with the Irish World Music Centre and the Centre
for Computational Musicology and Computer Music. The CCMCM offers a
Masters in Music Technology.  Current projects include a collaboration
with members of the Irish World Music Centre and the Interaction Design
Centre at UL in designing and implementing a "wired" dance floor that can
track, represent and analyse dance steps. This project is ongoing and
involves the floor as performance medium, a compositional and analystical
tool and as a choreographic aid.  Network models will be used extensively
in this project and others.

Applicants should have a 2.1 honours degree in a relevant subject (e.g.
Music, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Psychology), though experience
and other qulifications will be taken into account.  Programming skills
are an advantage.

If you are curious then please visit the following web sites at UL...

http://www.csis.ul.ie          /* CSIS home page
http://www.csis.ul.ie/ccmmc    /* Centre for Computational Musicology
http://www.ul.ie/~pal/litefoot /* LiteFoot home page


Niall Griffith,
Department of CSIS
University of Limerick.
email: niall.griffith@ul.ie
Telephone: +353 61 202785   Fax: +353 61 330876