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.


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.

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.

Current Affiliations


Center for Urban Science and Progress
New York University
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