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Feb 20, 2013 | Atlanta, GA
Leading computational music expert, Dr. Alexander Lerch, will join the School of Music's teaching faculty and the Music Technology graduate program, beginning fall semester 2013. Lerch's research focuses on Music Information Retrieval, Digital Signal Professing, and analysis of performance-specific musical information.
Alexander Lerch studied Electronic Engineering at the Technical University Berlin and Tonmeister (Sound Engineering) at the University of the Arts Berlin. He received his PhD on algorithmic music performance analysis from the Technical University Berlin. In 2001, he co-founded the industry leader company "zplane" - a research-driven technology provider for the music industry. At zplane, Lerch has worked on the design and implementation of algorithms for music processing and music information retrieval that have been licensed to companies such as Ableton, Native Instruments, Sony, and Steinberg. In addition to his work at zplane, Dr. Lerch lectures at the audio communications department of the Technical University Berlin. His book "An Introduction to Audio Content Analysis: Applications in Signal Processing and Music Informatics" has been published in 2012 by IEEE / Wiley press.