I created my old academic website back in 2008 using iWeb and boy have the tools changed. As such, I decided to replace that site with a shiny new WordPress site so that it would be more responsive, easier to update, and more fully featured.
One of the things that I liked about my old site is that I did a sort of short-form microblogging thing before it was hip. It doesn’t really fit with the WordPress setup but I wanted to carry forward a record of all of the things that I have done during my first 9 years as a faculty member at both Swarthmore College and Ithaca College.
Old News from 2008-2017
Oct 2017 :: Serving (again) as the Scientific Committee Co-Chair for ISMIR 2017 in Suzhou, China
August 2016 :: Serving as the Scientific Committee Co-Chair for ISMIR 2016 in NYC.
July 2016 :: Thorsten Joachims and I were awarded our second collaborative NSF grant to study counterfactual learning.
Feb 2016 :: I was awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor at Ithaca College!
Jan 2016 :: Attended NEMISIG 2016 hosted by the METLab at Drexel with Shane M. and Mariah F. It’s always nice to be back in Philly.
Jan 2015 :: Hosted NEMISIG 2015 at Ithaca College on January 31st. 70+ participants from 15 academic institutions. Great turnout!
Nov 2014 :: Helped Adam Linden launched the new WICB website!
Nov 2014 :: Brian Dozoretz and I are leading discussion on “Supporting the Local Music Community” for the Ithaca College THATCamp
April 2014 :: Went back to my old high school to give a talk on recommender systems. Lots of talent young programmers in the audience
April 2014 :: Headed to Toronto to present a ACM CHI paper on local music recommendation
March 2014 :: Giving a talk on “Growing Local Music” at the TEDx IthacaCollege conference.
Nov 2013 :: Headed to Brazil for ISMIR to present two paper on music recommendation technologies!
April 2013 :: About to give a new talk about recommender systems at Dryden High School.
Jan 2013 :: Just got back from the Echo Nest in Boston for NEMISIG 2013 (a.k.a. my favorite one-day workshop)
Oct 2012 :: Headed to Bryn Mawr College for the AALAC/Mellon 23 Working Group on Information.
Oct 2012 :: Josh is over in Portugal at ISMIR 2012 presenting our paper on automatic playlist generation. To be a grad student again…
Sept 2012 :: Just received a generous grant from the NSF to study local music recommendation.
May 2012 :: I’ll be presenting my research on personalized Internet radio at Music: Cognition, Technology, Society at Cornell University.
April 2012 :: Our paper on “Game-Powered Machine Learning” was just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.
Feb 2012 :: My patent on “Generating Audio Annotation for Search and Retrieval” finally issued after almost 4 years.
Dec :: The Ithacan published an interview about my research on the analysis of music imagery.
Oct 2011 :: Our paper “You Can Judge an Artist by an Album Cover” came out in IEEE Multimedia magazine.
Sept 2011 :: Jay Salbert just launched the new VIC Radio website. He started this site in my Advanced Web Programming class last fall. Very cool.
May 2011 :: Just finished my first year at IC. Teaching was fun but now it is summer research time.
April 2011 :: Just got back from ACM SIGCSE “Computing and Music” committee meeting at Wake Forest. So many interesting discussions in so little time.
Jan 2011 :: Headed to Drexel in Philly for NEMISIG 2011. My favorite one-day Music Info Retrieval workshop east of the Mississippi…
Sept 2010 :: Gave my “Semantic Music Discovery Engine” talk at the Cornell AI Seminar. Seemed like a good reception.
August 2010 :: Just started as an assistant professor at Ithaca College.
May 2010 :: Youngmoo Kim and I received another NSF Research opportunity award for a second summer of collaboration. Ashley will be funded by a special Swarthmore Alum grant.
March 2010 :: At ACM MIR presenting papers by Ashley Oudenne and Derek Tingle as well as co-chairing a special session on Multimodal Music-IR.
March 2010 :: Jānis Lībeks paper that explores the role of “image” in popular music was accepted to ICMC 2010
Feb 2010 :: A nice article in the Swarthmore Phoenix on how “ChesTech aids Chester with Computer Access”
Dec 2009 :: CS 91 students launch ChesTech Community Computer Labs website!
Nov 2009 :: ACM MIR 2010 promises to be a busy conference:
- Music Annotation with “Acoustically-Objective” Tags paper with Derek Tingle & Youngmoo Kim
- Meerkat demo with Ashley Oudenne & Youngmoo Kim
- Multimodal Music Information Retrieval special session co-organized with Dan Ellis & Youngmoo Kim
Nov 2009 :: will be organizing 2 birds-of-a-feather discussion sessions at SIGCSE 2010:
- Computer Science Activism in Under-Resourced Communities with Semmy Purewal
- Connecting Computer Science Education and Music with Bill Manaris & Jesse Heines
Oct 2009 :: Derek Tingle won the best student poster award at the Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges – Eastern Conference.
Oct 2009 :: returned from the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) conference in Kobe, Japan where we presented two Swarthmore papers.
Aug 2009 :: spending time at the University of Botswana to learn about computer science education in the developing world.
July 2009 :: in Boston for ACM SIGIR. Talk on content-context music retrieval system. Student poster presentation on image annotation of Amazon.com products.
Summer 2009 :: Spending summer at Media.Entertainment.Lab with Youngmoo Kim courtesy of an NSF Research Opportunity Award.
May 2009 :: Meerkat Launch – Swarthmore’s powerful new semantic music discovery.
March 2009 :: At ACM SIGCSE for my first time.
Dec 2008 :: Swarthmore news piece about my senior research seminar on Computer Perception.
Oct 2008 :: Hosting ISMIR 2008 in my backyard. Presenting two Computer Audition Lab papers. And serving as the publication chair.
Sept 2008 :: Started teaching at Swarthmore College. So far so good…