PhD Scholarship in Computer Music

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Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research

Faculty of Technology

Scholarship: £12,300 stipend + UK/EU fees

Applications are invited for a three-year (36 months) PhD scholarship in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR), in the Faculty of Technology at the University of Plymouth, commencing on 01 January or soon thereafter.

This post is part of an EPSRC-funded research project in collaboration with University College London, Johannes Kepler University of Linz (Austria) and Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (Germany).

The project is aimed at the development of models and tools for the application of probabilistic machine learning techniques to the analysis of music and brain imaging data on music cognition.

The underlying theme of the project is the learning of patterns linking different data arising simultaneously from the same piece of music.

The PhD project will involve the development of exemplar systems for generative performance of music, using the machine learning techniques developed by the team working in the project and/or related techniques.

Candidates for this post are expected to have a Masters degree with a project combining AI and Music (e.g., MSc or MA in Musical Informatics, Music Technology, or Artificial Intelligence, or in an associated area).

Strong candidates with a BA or BSc in a related topic and proven experience in the field of computer music may be considered for the post.

Candidates should demonstrate good programming skills and knowledge of music.

For more information on computer music research at the University of Plymouth please refer to the website:

The website of the project is here:

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Eduardo R Miranda by email only: eduardo.miranda [at] although applications must be made in accordance with the details shown below.

Application forms can be down-loaded from: and should be submitted together with all the relevant documentation to:

Carole Watson,
Faculty of Technology,

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