CogMIR 2014 Seminar Details:

The fourth annual seminar on cognitively based music informatics research (CogMIR) was held on SaturdayOctober 4, 2014, at the Sears Atrium in the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, Ryerson University, located at 245 Church Street, Toronto. The seminar focused on cognitive approaches relevant to music informatics research, inclusive of music similarity, music emotion, music analysis, music generation, music information retrieval, and computational modelling.

Keynote speakers for CogMIR 2014 were:

Click here for a Program Schedule.

CogMIR 2014 Highlight

New Scholar Prizes: Google Research has generously provided funds for this meeting that enabled us to support 3 prizes for new scholars (students, postdocs). Prizes include:

  • Best Talk – Ji Chul Kim for Melodic pitch reduction and chord recognition in an oscillatory neural network model
  • Best Poster 1 – Chantal Belanger for Crowdsourcing study of cascading reminiscence bumps in music (in collaboration with Lauryn McLaren, Matthew Woolhouse)
  • Best Poster 2 – Jotthi Bansal for One mind, many musics? Exploring genre exclusivity with respect to people’s music collections (in collaboration with James Renwick, Nick Rogers, Matthew Woolhouse)

CogMIR 2014 Scientific Advisory Board

  • David Huron, School of Music, Ohio State University
  • David Temperley, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester
  • Michael Casey, Bregman Music and Audio Research Studio, Dartmouth College
  • Matthew Woolhouse, Digital Music Lab, McMaster University
  • Johanna Devaney, School of Music, Ohio State University
  • Paolo Ammirante, SMART Lab, Ryerson University

CogMIR 2014 Organizing Committee

  • Paolo Ammirante (Moderator)
  • Domenica Fanelli
  • Andrew Lauzon
  • James McGrath
  • Gabe Nespoli
  • Esztella Vezer