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Dr. Frans Wiering
Frans Wiering received a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands) for his thesis The Language of the Modes. Studies in the History of Polyphonic Modality (1995). He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Information and Computing Sciences of Utrecht University (Netherlands). His research is at the intersection of computer science and music, connecting computer science methodology to state-of-the-art domain knowledge of music. The three main areas of his research are music information retrieval (projects WITCHCRAFT, C-Minor, COGITCH, MUSIVA), computational musicology (Tunes and Tales) and music technology for games and virtual worlds (COMMIT work package Sensing Emotion in Music).
He is the founder of the Thesaurus musicarum italicarum, a corpus of online music treatises by Gioseffo Zarlino and his contemporaries. He was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University and a Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He was an organiser of the Dagstuhl Seminar Knowledge representation for intelligent music processing (2009) and was General Chair of Eleventh International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2010). He is chair of the International Musicological Society’s Study Group on Digital Musicology and board member of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR). He is a programme committee member of the Digital Humanities programme of the KNAW.