I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at University College London. I lead the Music Systems Engineering Research Team (MuSERT) and co-ordinate the UCL Laptop Orchestra (UCLOrk), am a member of CREST, the Software Systems Engineering group, the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, and a Core Member of the EPSRC Communities and Culture Network+. From 2009-2014 I was an Associate of the AHRC Research Centre for Musical Performance as Creative Practice (CMPCP). Prior to UCL, I was a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at King’s College London where I helped to found CREST as its deputy director, and before that was a Lecturer at UMIST/University of Manchester. I received my PhD from the University of Durham in 2000.
My research interests are primarily in developing computational methods for the study, analysis, use, and performance of music. I am particularly interested in computational musicology, interactive human-computer ensemble performance of popular music, and the relationship between software engineering and music. This site has more information about my research (including publications), teaching, and activity as a musician.