Nima Hamidi, Graduate student, Computer Science
Uses computation to understand music
• What is your area of research or scholarship? My work is a dialogue between scholarly and creative approaches, integrating music composition and computation.
• In simple terms, why does this research matter? My research is the intersection between data science and music studies. Aforementioned is an interdisciplinary approach to automate analysis, creation, and performance of temporal arts, particularly music.
• What is your degree program and expected graduate date? I have already received a Ph.D. in music composition (University of Iowa / 2012 – 2017) and am currently working towards a Masters of Computer Science (University of Iowa / 2017 – 2019)
• Hometown: Tabriz, Iran
• Faculty mentor/advisor: David Gompper – Ph.D. and research advisor
• What are your career goals? I’m interested in working in a research or educational institution that utilizes computational tools to study music.
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