My research lies at the intersection of human-computer interaction, machine learning, and audio signal processing. Specifically, I research human-centered machine listening and audio processing tools for creative expression with sound and understanding the acoustic world.

I am currently a Research Assistant Professor in NYU’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering with affiliations to NYU’s Music and Audio Research Lab and the Center for Urban Science and Progress. I completed my PhD in computer science at Northwestern University as a member of the Interactive Audio Lab, and I hold a Master of Arts from Stanford University (CCRMA) and a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University. Before my current position, I spent two years as a postdoctoral researcher in the Music and Audio Research Lab (MARL) at New York University (NYU).

Starting in January 2021, I will be an Assistant Professor at NJIT’s Ying Wu College of Computing in the Department of Informatics. I will be recruiting PhD students for Fall 2021.


October 2020 - I am hiring PhD students for Fall 2021. So, if you are interested in working on problems at the intersection ML and HCI applied to music and environmental sound, apply here. Deadline is December 15. Please contact me if you have any questions!

September 2020 - We (NYU MARL) received a new NSF grant for spatial sound scene description, and thus are hiring a new postdoc. Deadline is October 15. Details.

September 2020 - SONYC-UST-V2, the full dataset (inc. evaluation data) for DCASE Task 5 has been released on Zenodo.

July 2020 - DCASE Task 5 results have been posted. Thanks to all the teams that participated in the challenge!

May 2020 - We tracked the change in New York City noise during lockdown, and the work was featured in the NYTime’s Upshot.

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Current Affiliations


Center for Urban Science and Progress
New York University
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