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Job opening: PhD researcher in computational music structure analysis at Utrecht University

(with apologies for cross-posting)

Dear colleagues,

Utrecht University has opened the application procedure for a full-time PhD position for 4 years in computational music structure analysis, to be found at http://bit.ly/2abk3pe Please spread the word to potential candidates!
Job description
This project aims at modelling the interplay of different musical dimensions such as melody, harmony and rhythm, to uncover the relevant constituents of musical structure, using modern functional programming languages such as Haskell. Functional programming languages provide abstract and efficient ways to model musical concepts and transformations defined by induction on musical structure. For example, they facilitate the exploration of functional composition of the elements constituting musical structure. The PhD student will work towards a functional model of musical structure, and apply this model to music similarity as researched in Music Information Retrieval and Computational Music Analysis, for the comparison of pieces within and across musical styles. The PhD project is embedded in a unique combination of the largest research groups in Music Information Retrieval and Functional Programming within the Netherlands. The project will be supervised by Dr Anja Volk and Dr Wouter Swierstra.
Candidates must have a Master's degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics, Humanities Computing, or any other relevant discipline, with a demonstrated interest in functional programming and knowledge of music (such as notation and/or basic theory).

Application deadline is 7 September. The precise starting date is negotiable, but must be no later than January 2017.  Please send in your application via http://bit.ly/2abk3pe

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Dr Anja Volk (a.volk@xxxxx) and Dr Wouter Swierstra (w.s.swierstra@xxxxx).

Kind regards,
Anja Volk

Anja Volk, 
VIDI-laureate, Project leader MUSIVA 
Assistant Professor, MA, MSc, PhD

Department of Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University
PO Box 80.089
3508 TB Utrecht, the Netherlands
Tel.:+31 (30) 253 5965
email: a.volk@xxxxx