Zhiyao Duan

Zhiyao Duan is the PI of the AIR lab. He is an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Rochester. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University in 2013, a M.S. in Control Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2008, and a B.S. in Automation from Tsinghua University in 2004. He loves music, reading, and traveling. <His Website here.>


Yichi Zhang

Yichi Zhang was enrolled in 2014 as a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. His research interests are deep neural networks, machine learning, audio signal processing, and computer audition. He received his M.S. in Optical Engineering focusing on spectral analysis and DSP demodulation algorithms in optical fiber communications, from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in 2014, a B.S. in Electronics and Infotmation Engineering from Wuhan University of Technology (WHUT) in 2011. His hobbies include sports, traveling, and photography. <His Website here.>


Bochen Li

Bochen Li was enrolled in 2014 as a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He received a bachelor degree in University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2014. His research interests lie primarily in the inter-disciplinary area of machine learning, audio signal processing, and computer vision towards emerging music information retrieval applications, such as multi-modal music performance analysis, visually-informed multi-pitch analysis and source separation, cross-modal music retrieval and generation, etc. He plays piano and is also taking a jazz theory diploma at the Eastman Community School. <His Website here.>


Yujia Yan

Yujia Yan was enrolled in 2017 as a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. Before joining the Air Lab, he worked for Melomemo, a Music Education Technology startup in Beijing. He received his Master's degree in Music Technology from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015, and he received a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Nanjing University of Technology in 2013. His research interest covers a large spectrum of topics, including audio signal processing, computational musicology, and more.


Ge Zhu

Ge Zhu was enrolled in 2018 as a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. Before joining Air Lab, he got a BS in Physics and a MS in Acoustics from Nanjing University in 2015 and 2018, respectively. His research mainly concentrates on speech processing including speech enhancement, speaker verification, and source separation. He loves playing the guitar.


Christodoulos Benetatos

Christodoulos Benetatos was enrolled in 2018 as a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from National Technical University of Athens in 2018. His research interests are in the field of automatic music generation, human-computer interfaces and more. He also plays the guitar, the flute and the cajon.


Frank Cwitkowitz

Frank Cwitkowitz was enrolled in 2019 as a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He received his Bachelor's and Master's Degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Computer Engineering during 2019. His research interests span disciplines such as music information retrieval and machine learning, with a vision of composing music with the help of computers using automatic music transcription technology. He has dreams of learning how to play every instrument, but so far can only play guitar and a little bit of piano music.


You (Neil) Zhang

You (Neil) Zhang was enrolled in 2019 as a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He received his bachelor’s degree in Automation from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in 2019. Before joining AIR Lab, he had experience in autonomous driving. His current research interests lie in machine learning and its applications in speech and music processing, such as speaker verification, audio source separation, robot audition, etc. He is fond of movies, badminton and traveling.


Mojtaba Heydari

Mojtaba Heydari was enrolled in 2019 as a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He received his M.S degree in Audio Engineering focusing on automatic music emotion recognition from Broadcasting University of Iran in 2018 and a B.S in electrical engineering from Shahid Beheshti University in 2015. He has created a band of 3 musician robots in his B.S period, a guitarist, a keyboard player and a Tar player robot. His research interests encompass musician robots, music information retrieval, automatic music generation, machine learning, and audio signal processing. His hobbies are listening to music, digital music composition, gym, camping in nature and podcasts.


Fei Jiang

Fei Jiang is a visiting PhD student from Beijing Institute of Technology.


Alumni

(with immediate position after graduation)

PhD students

Emre Eskimez (PhD'19), Microsoft Research
Andrea Cogliati (PhD'18), LighTopTech

Master's students

Yufei Zhang (MS'19), PhD student at RPI
Mingqing Yun (MS'19), Knowles
Hilary Mogul (MS'18), Apple
Yiming Zhao (MS'18), Cisco
Zhuohuang Zhang (MS'17), PhD student at Indiana University Bloomington
Iris Yuping Ren (MS'17), PhD student at Delft University of Technology
Jonathan Downing (MS'16)
Xinzhao Liu (MS'16), Listent America
Jay Biernat (MS'16)
Marko Stamenovic (MS'16), Bose
Hanqing Wen (MS'16), Listent America
Zejin Li (MS'16)
Yuhui Chen (MS'16)
Shumin Xu (MS'15)
David Heid (MS'15), Bose
Yating Gu (MS'15), Harman
Andrew Trahan (MS'14)
Yiyang Chen (MS'14), Intel

Visitors

Mingrui Yuan, Tsinghua University (Visiting undergrad, Summer 2019)
Hangyu Li, Beihang University (Visiting undergrad, Summer 2019)
Yinghao Ma, Peking University (Visiting undergrad, Summer 2019)
Nick Creel, Marlboro College (REU student for site on Music, Media and Minds, Summer 2019)
Daniel Dopp, University of Kentuky (REU student for site on Music, Media and Minds, Summer 2019)
Rui Lu, Tsinghua University (Visiting PhD student, Oct 2017 - Aug 2018)
Peizhe Gao, Beihang University (Visiting undergrad, Summer 2018)
Junyi Fan, China University of Geosciences (Visiting undergrad, Spring and Summer 2018)
Zhihan Zhou, Zhejiang University (Visiting undergrad, Summer 2017)
Andrew Smith, University of Central Florida (REU student, Summer 2017)
Hongjuan Zhang, Shanghai University (Visiting Scholar, 2016-17)
Jun Zhou, Southwest University (Visiting Scholar, 2014-15)