Presenters

Dr. Charles Martin

Charles Martin is an expert in music technology, musical AI, and human computer interaction. His work involves applying ML to creative data to help enhance users’ creativity and enjoyment. Charles is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Oslo working in creative machine learning systems. He holds a PhD in computer science (2016, Australian National University), a masters degree in percussion performance (2012, Luleå University of Technology), and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics (2008). He has performed his own music in Australia, the USA and across Europe, and released several musical apps for iOS devices. Charles’ recent projects include a Neural Network-controlled iPad Ensemble, and RoboJam, a deep learning system that collaborates with smartphone music makers.

Assoc. Prof. Kyrre Glette

Kyrre Glette received his M.Sc. in Computer Engineering (2004) from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science (2008) from the University of Oslo, Norway. He is currently employed at the University of Oslo as an Associate Professor. His research interests are intelligent, adaptive, and biologically inspired systems, with a focus on embedded and runtime evolvable hardware systems. Another research interest is evolutionary robotics with an emphasis on simulation, design and prototyping of biologically inspired robots.

Prof. Jim Tørresen (remote contributor)

Jim Tørresen is the leader of the Robotics and Intelligent Systems group at the University of Oslo’s Department of Informatics where he has served as professor since 1999. He is an expert in bio-inspired computing, machine learning, reconfigurable hardware, robotics and applying these to complex real-world applications. Jim Torresen was a visiting researcher at Kyoto University, Japan in 1993, at Electrotechnical laboratory, Tsukuba, Japan in 1997 and a visiting professor at Cornell University, USA in 2010. He has published more than 150 scientific papers in international journals, books and conference proceedings and is currently principal investigator in four projects funded by the Research Council of Norway.