My name is Sertan Şentürk. I am currently a data scientist in SoundCloud, Berlin, Germany. I am interested in signal processing and machine learning for music.
Throughout the years, I have worked on a wide range of topics involving music information retrieval and interactive music.In particular, my research involves developing computational methodologies to automatically describe and discover many kinds of music across the world. In this context, I have worked on developing robust and scalable solutions for a vast number of tasks such as audio-score alignment, automatic genre/mode classification, music structure analysis, and audio fingerprinting.
I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Information and Communication Technologies from the Music Technology Group in Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain. I received my MSc. degree in Music Technology from Georgia Institute of Technology, the USA in 2011, and my BSc. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Middle East Technical University, Turkey in 2009. I have also completed a four-year, part-time classical guitar program from Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory in 2009.
I play classical guitar and currently, I’m learning to play fretless guitar. I have an interest in contemporary electronic music and I have been part of some electronic music performances, e.g. in laptop orchestras. I also write popular articles about music and technology.