Department of Computational Perception
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Hall of Fame




Our Basis Function Model of expressive music performance is said to have passed a "musical Turing Test" (producing a piano performance whose "humanness" as judged by listeners is undistinguishable from a human musician's [and ranking best, in this respect, among a number of algorithms]) in a recent study (E. Schubert et al., Algorithms Can Mimic Human Piano Performance, Journal of New Music Research (Jan. 2017)).
See also our Con Espressione Project.

(Jan. 2017)




Our drum robot won the second place in the IEEE Signal Processing Cup among 21 competitors.

(Mar. 2017)




cp.jku researcher Richard Vogl wins the prize for Best Gesture and Sound Combination at the Waves Vienna Music Hackday 2016 (watch the presentation and further impressions)

(Oct. 2016)




Results of cp.jku algorithms in the MIREX 2016 Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval eXchange
(Aug. 2016)



CP Team (Hamid Eghbal-Zadeh, Bernhard Lehner, Matthias Dorfer) achieves Ranks 1 and 2 (among 49 competing entries) in the Audio Scene Classification Task at the DCASE 2016 Acoustic Event Detection and Classification Challenge.

Here is a report on how we did it.

(July 2016)



Gerhard Widmer named "Vorarlberger des Jahres z'Wian 2016"

(June 2016)




cp.jku graduate Stefan Neumüller wins the Adolf-Adam-Award 2015 for distinguished master's theses in computer science for his thesis "Active Appearance Models for Face Recognition"

(Dec. 2015)




Best Paper Award for Andreas Arzt and Gerhard Widmer at the 16th International Society for Music Information Retrieval conference (ISMIR 2015) for their paper Real-Time Music Tracking Using Multiple Performances as a Reference

(Oct. 2015)




Results of cp.jku algorithms in the MIREX 2015 Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval eXchange
(Oct. 2015)




cp.jku researcher Richard Vogl wins the prizes for Best Bitalino Hack and Best Juce Hack at the Music Hack Day 2015 in Barcelona (watch the presentation of his hack)

(June 2015)




Gerhard Widmer receives an ERC Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC): € 2.3 million for the project Con Espressione

(May 2015)




Results of cp.jku algorithms in the MIREX 2014 Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval eXchange
(Nov. 2014)




Best Student Paper Award of the 17th International Conference on Digital Audio Effects (DAFx 2014), Erlangen, Germany for the paper "Quad-Based Audio Fingerprinting Robust to Time and Frequency Scaling" by Reinhard Sonnleitner and Gerhard Widmer

(Sep. 2014)




Best PAIS Demo Award of the 8th International Conference on the Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems (PAIS 2014) in conjunction with the 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2014), Prague, Czech Republic for the demo "The Piano Music Companion" by Andreas Arzt, Sebastian Böck, Sebastian Flossmann, Harald Frostel, Martin Gasser, Cynthia C.S. Liem, and Gerhard Widmer

(Aug. 2014)




Best Paper Award and Best Demo Award at the AES 53rd International Conference on Semantic Audio, London, UK

Best Paper: "Bridging the Audio-Symbolic Gap: The Discovery of Repeated Note Content Directly From Polyphonic Music Audio" by Tom Collins, Sebastian Böck, Florian Krebs, and Gerhard Widmer

Best Demo: "The Complete Classical Music Companion V0.9" by Andreas Arzt, Sebastian Böck, Sebastian Flossmann, Harald Frostel, Martin Gasser, and Gerhard Widmer

(Jan. 2014)




Results of cp.jku algorithms in the MIREX 2013 Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval eXchange
(Oct. 2013)




cp.jku researcher Peter Knees short-listed for the Heinz Zemanek Award 2012 for excellent degree dissertations in the field of informatics and related areas.

(July 2013)




Results of cp.jku algorithms in the MIREX 2012 Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval eXchange
(Oct. 2012)




cp.jku's team "Die Polarkoordinatoren" wins the 6th annual Johannes Kepler University Ice Stock Sport Competition (also known as Bavarian Curling)

>> The winning team (from left to right: Sebastian Böck, Andreas Arzt, Florian Krebs, Harald Frostel)

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Feb. 2012)




The Award of Excellence 2011 of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF) goes to cp.jku researcher Klaus Seyerlehner for his excellent PhD thesis

>> Media coverage

(Dec. 2011)




cp.jku researcher Filip Korzeniowski named one of the four finalists of the Adolf-Adam-Award 2011 for distinguished master's theses in computer science

(Dec. 2011)




Our arts project sound/tracks is exhibited at the Media Arts Festival at Miyazaki Art Center in Miyazaki, Japan from December 23rd, 2011 – January 9th, 2012.

(Dec. 2011)




Results from the MIREX 2011 Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval eXchange
(Oct. 2011)




cp.jku researcher Markus Schedl named Best Reviewer of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Digital Information Management (ICDIM 2011)

(Aug. 2011)




Our expressive music performance rendering system YQX 2.0 feat. the Basis Mixer wins 2 awards at the 10th Contest for Performance Rendering Systems (SMC-Rencon), Padova, Italy, July 2011: (July 2011)




Our arts project sound/tracks is selected as Jury Recommended Work at the 14th Japan Media Arts Festival and exhibited at the National Art Center, Tokyo.

(Dec. 2010)




Results from the MIREX 2010 Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval eXchange

In the Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval Task, the three best-ranking algorithms were all submitted by cp.jku teams
  • Rank 1: Klaus Seyerlehner, Markus Schedl, Tim Pohle, Peter Knees (SSPK2)
  • Rank 2: Tim Pohle, Klaus Seyerlehner, Dominik Schnitzer (PSS1)
  • Rank 3: Tim Pohle, Dominik Schnitzer (PS1)
The algorithm SSPK1 (Klaus Seyerlehner, Markus Schedl, Tim Pohle, Peter Knees) achieved
(Aug. 2010)




Computational Music Similarity Measure by Tim Pohle and Dominik Schnitzer ranks first at MIREX 2009 Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval eXchange

>> Graphical summary of result (PS = Pohle & Schnitzer)

(Nov. 2009)




Gerhard Widmer receives the Austrian Wittgenstein-Preis 2009

The Wittgenstein Prize is Austria's most prestigious research award and comes with a five-year grant of EUR 1,4 million.

>> Related media coverage

(Oct. 2009)




cp.jku's expressive performance rendering system YQX wins all three awards at the 7th Contest for Performance Rendering Systems (Rencon '08), in Sapporo, Japan: >> Listen to the results
>> Related media coverage

(Sept. 2008)




Gerhard Widmer is elected into the "Junge Kurie" of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

(May 2008)




Best Student Paper Award at the 6th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia (MUM 2007) for the Paper "One-Touch Access to Music on Mobile Devices" by D. Schnitzer, T. Pohle, P. Knees, and G. Widmer

>> Photo of the award ceremony

(Dec. 2007)





Computational Music Similarity Measure by Tim Pohle and Dominik Schnitzer ranks first at MIREX 2007 Audio Music Similarity and Retrieval eXchange

(Sept. 2007)




Runner-up for Best Paper Award at the ACM Multimedia 2006 for the Paper "An Innovative Three-Dimensional User Interface for Exploring Music Collections Enriched with Meta-Information from the Web" by P. Knees, M. Schedl, T. Pohle, and G. Widmer

(Oct. 2006)




Gerhard Widmer is named an ECCAI Fellow by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI)

(Aug. 2006)





Best Poster Award at the International Conference for Music Information Retrieval 2005 (ISMIR) for the paper "MATCH: A Music Alignment Tool Chest" by S. Dixon and G. Widmer

(Sept. 2005)





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