NEMISIG (North East Music Information Special Interest Group) is a yearly informal meeting for Music Information Retrieval researchers who work at the intersection of computer science, mathematics, and music. NEMISIG gathers researchers from the Northeastern United States and provides a space for open discussion of new ideas and intends to foster intercollegiate collaboration. Previous NEMISIGs have been hosted at Columbia (2008, 2014), NYU (2010), Drexel (2011, 2016), Dartmouth (2012), The Echo Nest (2013), Ithaca College (2015), the University of Rochester (2017), and Brown University (2018).
Register here by February 4, 2019. There is no cost to register, but you must register to attend so that we can plan accordingly.
This year, NEMISIG will be in Brooklyn, NY at Brooklyn College, February 9, 2019. It is co-hosted by Michael Mandel of the department of Computer and Information Science and Johanna Devaney of the Conservatory of Music. It will be held in the Brooklyn College library.
Schedule: Saturday, Feburary 9
- Breakfast / coffee / check-in (Library Room 411)
- Welcome – Michael Mandel - slides (Woody Tanger Auditorium)
- Overview lab talks (Woody Tanger Auditorium)
- 11:15 – Brian McFee - slides (NYU)
- 11:30 – Zhiyao Duan - slides (University of Rochester)
- 11:45 – Chris Tralie - slides (John’s Hopkins University)
- 12:00 – Douglas Turnbull - slides (Ithaca College)
- 12:15 – Johanna Devaney - slides (Brooklyn College)
- 12:30 – Youngmoo Kim - slides (Drexel University, ExCITe Center)
- Lunch (Library room 411)
- Posters (Library room 411)
- Shaun Barry and Youngmoo Kim, “InfoWaveGAN: Informative Latent Spaces for Waveform Generation”
- Stephen Carrow, Chris Rogers, Andrea Wang, and Yassine Kadiri, “Deep Multi-Modal Content-User Embeddings for Music Recommendation”
- Andy Wiggins and Youngmoo E. Kim, “Automatic Guitar Tablature Transcription with Convolutional Neural Networks”
- Dzmitry Kasinets and Michael I Mandel, “Concatenative Resynthesis for Extracting Bass Parts from Songs”
- Christodoulos Benetatos and Zhiyao Duan, “Towards human-machine real-time music improvisation”
- Elizabeth Mendoza, “Synthetizing Training Data for Automatic Detection and Classification of Bird Songs”
- Vincent Lostanlen, “Sparsity bounds in rhythmic tiling canons”
- Tim Clerico, Daniel Akimchuk, Doug Turnbull, “Localify: Exploring Local Music Event Recommendation and Playlist Creation on Spotify”
- Coffee + Unconference planning (Library room 411)
- Unconference session 1
- Unconference session 2
- Unconference recap and closing remarks – Johanna Devaney (Woody Tanger Auditorium)
Map of campus viewed from Flatbush Ave side. The Library is building 13.
About Brooklyn College
Brooklyn College is located in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. It is a microcosm of the ethnically rich borough of Brooklyn it serves, with its 18,000 students coming from 139 countries and speaking 103 different languages. In 2018, US News and World Report ranked Brooklyn College as the #1 most diverse Regional University in the North and the Chronicle of Higher Education ranked Brooklyn College among the top 10 four-year public U.S. colleges with the highest student-mobility rates. The college comprises 13 buildings on a 35-acre, tree-lined campus. The Princeton Review consistently cites the college’s “gorgeous” yet still urban campus as one of its major draws. Brooklyn College is one of the Senior Colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY).
Travel and Accommodations
Getting to Brooklyn College
Subway: Brooklyn College is located at the end of the 2 and 5 subway lines at the Flatbush Ave stop closest to the library and on the Q subway line at the Avenue H stop on the other end of campus.
Bus: Brooklyn College is served by several bus lines
From the Long Island Railroad (Atlantic Terminal): 25-30 minute subway ride to Brooklyn College. Take the 2 or 5 train to the Flatbush Avenue stop.
From Amtrak (Penn Station): 50-60 minute subway ride from Penn Station to Brooklyn College. Take the Q train to Atlantic Terminal and switch to the 2 or 5 train to Flatbush Avenue.
From JFK airport: 30-45 minute drive to Brooklyn College
From LGA airport: 45-60 minute drive to Brooklyn College
Parking: There is metered street parking ($7.50 for 6 hours) on Campus Road on the north edge of campus. There is also a parking garage at 2201 Nostrand Ave just south of Ave H that is ~$25 for the day.
Staying near Brooklyn College
Most hotels with reasonable subway access to Brooklyn College are located in Downtown Brooklyn, Crown Heights, or Park Slope.
AirBnBs are also an option, priced around $50 for a room and $100 for a whole apartment.