Friday, March 28, 2014

Seminar announcement: Kurt Jacobson in CS 4.14 on 2/4/2014

Dear all,

On Wednesday, April 2nd at 2:00pm, Kurt Jacobson of The Echo Nest will
present a seminar in CS 4.14 (the Computer Science building) at Queen
Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS. Details of
the talk will be announced later, but a biography of the speaker

Information on how to access the school can be found at If you are coming
from outside Queen Mary, please let me know, so that I can provide
detailed directions and make sure no-one is stuck outside the doors.
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Kurt Jacobson


Kurt Jacobson is a senior engineer at The Echo Nest where he works on
developing the worlds most advanced music informatics system. During
his tenure at the Echo Nest Kurt has worked on database architectures,
data collection, natural language processing, machine learning,
personalization and prediction. Kurt completed his PhD at Queen
Mary's Centre for Digital Music in 2010 where he focused on studying
music-related network structures found on the Web and Semantic Web
technologies as they relate to describing music. He went on to serve
as the primary developer for the Linkedbrainz project before accepting
his current position at the Echo Nest."

Future C4DM Seminars:

Johanne Devaney and Michael Mandel (Ohio State University), Friday 2
May 2014, 2:00pm
Matt McVicar (AIST Japan), Monday 12 May 2014, 3:30pm
Paul Weir (Aardvark Swift Recruitment, Audio director of Soho
Productions), Wednesday 21 May 2014, 3:00pm