Post-Doctoral Researcher (alumni)
Alfonso Perez carries out research at the intersection of music signal processing and machine learning in the context of music performances. His main research interests are on sound synthesis of musical instruments and gestures and control in musical performances with focus on artistic applications and technology enhanced musical pratice.
Alfonso Perez was born in Spain in 1977, he is a scientific researcher and violinist. He reveiced a Ph.D. degree in Music Technology from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain) in 2009, a M.Sc. in Computer Science by the University of Valladolid (Spain) in 2002, and a Master in Violin by the Music Conservatory of Palencia (Spain) in 1999.
From 2004 to 2011 he was a researcher at the Music Technology Group, Univertisat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona (Spain), and lecturer of Programming and Databases at the same university. From 2012 to 2014 he was a postdoctoral researcher at IDMIL (Input Devices and Music Interaction Laboratory) and CIRMMT (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology) both belonging to McGill University (Montreal, Canada). In 2015 he hold a post-doctoral research position at Queen Mary University London and since 2016 he is back to UPF as co-investigator of the TELMI project.
During his acedemic career he has also been visiting researcher at other institutions such as the Academy of Sciences in Austria (Vienna, Austria, 2003-2004), Aalto University (Helsinki, Finland), University of Cambridge (Cambridge, UK) and CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics) at Stanford University (Stanford, USA, 2011-2012). He has worked for several research projects with public funding as well as in the industry with companies like Yamaha Corp. (2004-2007) and Telefonica I+D (1999-2002).