• June 2022 / My group got accepted for two fundings: 1) Individual Research funding from National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea for topic of Expressive Performance Modeling, and 2) Dataset composition for acoustic scene and sound from NIA, with NeuTune and KAIST MAC Lab.

  • May 2022 / I will serve as an area chair of NeurIPS 2022. I’ll do my best to contribute this great community.

  • Feb-25-2022 / I was invited to Dagstuhl Semniar 22082 “Deep Learning and Knowledge Integration for Music Audio Analysis”. It was a absolutely fantastic experience to spend a full week to discuss and playing music with these inspiring and humorous colleagues.

  • Jan-7-2022 / It was a great honor for VirtuosoNet to participate a recital of a world-renowned soprano, Sumi Jo at KAIST. VirtuosoNet performed Turkish March arranged by Volodos and accompanied Sumi Jo for “I Could Have Danced All Night”. The score of accompaniment part was transcribed by Hyerin Kim, and Dasaem programmed VirtuosoNet and generated the performances with post-processing for tempo adjustment.
  • Oct-29-2021 / Our AI Pianist VirtuosoNet participated in a media art exhibition by NohLab. The exhibition was held for Reopen of Atatürk Cultural Center, which is one of the icon of Istanbul.

  • Sep-2-2021 / I gave a seminar for LG AI Research with a title of “Modeling Expressive Performance with Deep Learning”

  • Sep-1-2021 / I’ve been appointed as an assistant professor at the Department of Art & Technology at Sogang University, Seoul. Founded in 2011, Dept of Art & Technology is one of the leading programs for interdisciplinary studies in arts and technologies in South Korea.

  • Jul-26-2021 / Our AI Pianist, VirtuosoNet, performed a piano concerto ‘3-dimensional Chopin’ composed by Hana Ryou accompanied by Gimpo Philharmonic Orchestra. I made and post-processed the performance and also control the performance so that the piano could be synchronized with the orchestra.
  • Feb-16-2021 / Our AI Pianist, VirtuosoNet, had a duet piano performance with pianist Jong Hwa Park in the ceremony of the 50th anniversary of KAIST. I’ve improved VirtuosoNet to generate better performance and also implemented the 3D visualization on the background.