The MTG is opening 5 funded PhD positions to work within some of its research areas, with a starting date of September 2013. The candidates have to apply to the PhD program of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies. They have to demonstrate an academic and research background in the area they are applying for and have to submit a research proposal on a specific topic. The areas and topics for which we offer the funded positions are:
Sound and Music Communities (responsible faculty: Xavier Serra): Within the CompMusic project we have two open positions to work on computational approaches for the understanding of the relationship between lyrics and music in one or several of the following music traditions: Hindustani (North India), Carnatic (South India), Turkish-makam (Turkey), Andalusian (Maghreb) and Beijing Opera (China). In the context of Freesound we also have one open position to work on issues related to community profiling, linked data, automatic data structuring and sound ontologies.
Sound and Music Description (responsible faculty: Emilia Gomez): We have one open position to work on one of these two topics: (1) Computer-assisted transcription, similarity and classification of flamenco singing, using signal processing, machine learning and user modeling methodologies. Spanish funded project, SIGMUS. (2) Music & Autobiographical Memory, dealing with audio feature extraction, music recommendation and user preferences' modeling.
Before making the application the candidate needs the support of the faculty member responsible for the research area chosen. Interested people should first send a CV and a motivation letter to the faculty member identified.