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Researcher position in AI x Music and Creativity

The Department of Art and Media conducts research and artistic activities across a broad range of subjects and themes. These include art education, contemporary art, curating, game design, new media, photography, visual communication design and visual culture. The department provides education in Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral levels.

The department was formed in 2022 as a merger of two departments which have both been recognized for high-quality artistic outputs, media productions and art pedagogical activities, scholarship, and research. The Department of Art and Media, with approximately 800 students and over 100 staff members, is the largest department in the School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

We are looking for a master's / doctoral student or a postdoctoral researcherto work with us on the Co-Creative Artificial Intelligence of Music project. You will be developing AI models for digitally facilitating co-creation processes between human musician and creative AI tool/agent. You will also investigate means for enabling musicians to better understand and interpret the underlying predictions or decisions that the AI model makes in the moment of mutual human-machine cooperation.

You should have a firm interest and understanding of deep learning models applied to audio processing and synthesis, as well as advanced skills and knowledge in building deep neural networks (mainly in TensorFlow). 

The Co-Creative Artificial Intelligence of Music is a joint research project in collaboration with Koray Tahiroglu (DAM, School of ARTS), Nitin Sawhney (CS, School of Science) and Douglas Eck, Anna Huang (Magenta, Google Brain Team). The project is supported by Aalto University's internal funding based on Ministry of Education and Culture's (MEC) Global Program Pilots for India & USA.  

How to apply

The applications for the position are to be submitted through our recruitment system no later than 4 September 2022.

If you are an Aalto employee or a visitor, please apply using your own internal Aalto user account (go to: Workday -> Career -> find jobs).

The position will be filled as soon as possible. The employment contract for the researcher is for full-time (except for master students during the semester) and 1 year plus a possibility of another 1 year.  We prefer full-time researcher due to fairly full schedule of tasks, but part-time basis opportunity might also be considered. 

Starting day: September 2022

The application for the research position should contain the following documents in pdf format:

  • CV

  • Motivation letter (max 1 page)

  • Study transcripts (for Master's and Doctoral students)

  • The most relevant (max 3) projects in which deep learning models developed / applied (as attached files with project descriptions and links to online material)

  • Name and contact information of one referee

All material should be submitted in English.

More information

For additional information regarding this position, please contact the head of Sound and Physical Interaction - SOPI research group, Koray Tahiroglu ([email protected]). Questions regarding the recruitment process however should be directed to HR Coordinator Katja Korpinurmi ([email protected]).

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

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