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PhD position in Music Information Retrieval at Utrecht University

Utrecht University has an opening for a PhD position in Music Information Retrieval. The PhD student will be a team member of the NWO-VIDI project “Modelling musical similarity over time through the variation priniciple”, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. The project will last for 5 years, principal investigator is Anja Volk.

The aim of the project is to develop a cognition-based computational model of music similarity in the symbolic domain that grounds in the variation principle. The project will investigate the fundamental principle of variation in music studied in Musicology and Cognitive Science as a means to establish similarity. Specifically, it will develop computational approaches to music similarity by modeling the interaction between global and local features of the music. The project will deliver both a theoretic framework and a computational model of music similarity that covers three major styles, namely classical, folk and popular music. The project team will include the principal investigator, a postdoc, a PhD student and a scientific programmer.

Deadline for application: 8 April 2011. For more information, see http://www.cs.uu.nl/research/projects/vidi-volk/.

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