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.


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.

May 2020 - I will be joining New Jersey Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics in January 2021. I will be recruiting PhD students for Fall 2021.

April 2020 - I was interviewed again on NPR’s Here and Now! This time I was part of a larger piece regarding the uptick in online citizen science volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 2020 - Launched Task 5 of the DCASE 2020 Challenge: Urban Sound Tagging with Spatiotemporal Context. This task aims to investigate how spatiotemporal data can aid in tagging recordings from an urban acoustic sensor network.

Current Affiliations


Center for Urban Science and Progress
New York University
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