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Work and Research Experience

Deliveroo, London, UK (Sep 2022 – ongoing) Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Kobalt Music Group, London, UK (Jul 2019 – May 2022) Lead Data Scientist – Research & Development

Kobalt Music Group, London, UK (Jan 2018 – Jun 2019) Senior Data Scientist – Research & Development.

SoundCloud Ltd., Berlin, Germany (Jun – Aug 2017)

Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (Sep 2011 – May 2017) Researcher. Supervisor: Xavier Serra

Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA (Aug 2009 – Aug 2011) Research Assistant. Supervisor: Parag Chordia

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul, Turkey (Apr – Jun 2014). Visiting Researcher, Erasmus+. Supervisors: Barış Bozkurt, Andre Holzapfel

Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey (Sep 2008 – Jun 2009). Undergraduate Researcher. Supervisors: Tolga Çiloğlu, Eren Akdemir

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Academic Research

Music Information Retrieval
Automatic Description
Automatic Music
Audio-Score Alignment
Tonic & Mode
Mode Recognition and
Tonic Identification
Predictive Music Modeling
Music Modeling
Interactive music
Ensemble Virtuosity
Locative Sound
Locative Sound


Academic Projects

CompMusic,  European Union Seventh Framework Program (FP7/2007-2013), European Research Council grant agreement 267583 (2011 – 2016, Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain): Computational models for the discovery of the world’s music.

Modeling Musical CreativityNSF Award IIS-0855758 (2009 – 2011, Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA): Modeling Musical Improvisation to Support Creativity in Education and Performance.

UrbanRemix (2009, Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA): Platform for collaborative field recording and soundscape composition

Incorporation of Visual Information in Automatic Speech Segmentation, Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) The Support Program for Scientific and Technological Research Projects, Project 107E101 (2008 – 2009, Middle East Technical University Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Ankara, Turkey)

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Scientific Services

Industry and Sponsorship Co-Chair: ISMIR (2021)

Advisory Committee: Modus Operandi (2015 – 2017)

Programme Committee: DLfM (2017 – ongoing), DAFx (2020)

Journal Referee: Applied Sciences (2017), Journal of New Music Research (2013)

Expert and Meta-Reviewer: ICML (2021)

Conference Reviewer: ISMIR (2014 – ongoing), NeurIPS (2019, 2020), ICLR (2021), SMC (2013, 2014, 2016, 2018), ICMC (2014), CIARP (2014)

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Universitat Pompeu Fabra Fellowship, 2011 – 2015

NeuRIPS top 10% of high-scoring reviewers, 2020

ISMIR Most Active Conference Attendee, 2020


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