Introducing the WiMIR Editorial team, and Issuing a Call for Contributions!

Women in Music Information Retrieval (WiMIR) is very excited to introduce the WiMIR Editorial Team! In this blog post, we introduce the team members, our goals, and most importantly, how you can collaborate with us!

Meet the 2020-2022 Team

Alia Morsi, Masters student in Sound and Music Computing at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain. My current research interests are MIR for enhancing music education.

Giorgia Cantisani, PhD student in Audio Signal Processing at Télécom Paris, France. My current research interest is MIR, brain responses to music and source separation.

Kyungyun Lee, Masters student in Music and Audio Computing Lab at KAIST, South Korea. My current research interest is music performance generation and HCI.

Rui Guo, PhD Student in Music at University of Sussex, England. My current research is to generate symbolic music compositions by AI.

Saul Ivan Rivas Vega, Masters student at IIMAS of the UNAM, México. I’m interested in MIR using AI models as tools for performers and to generate autonomous compositions.

 

The WiMIR Editorial team is supervised by Blair Kaneshiro, PhD (Stanford University).

What are the team objectives? In a nutshell, our work revolves around:

  • Maintaining the WiMIR blog
  • Coordinating and managing community contributions, and presenting them in a meaningful way.

We strongly emphasize the second point, because in addition to posts that announce WiMIR initiatives, we would like to expand the blog’s content to include other types of interesting material, and in that we strongly encourage community involvement

Call for Contributions

Suggestions include the following ideas:

  • Reflection on a topic related to WiMIR mentoring (e.g., networking, work-life balance, jobs in industry or academia, applying to graduate school, dealing with sexism).
  • Reflection on personal experiences as a woman, underrepresented minority, or ally in MIR.
  • Review of a book, article, paper, or other resource related to mentoring or otherwise supporting diversity and inclusion.
  • Review of a conference, workshop, meetup, concert, or other event that is relevant to the aims of WiMIR.
  • Review of research, codebase, creative work, or other contribution by a woman or other underrepresented minority in MIR or related field.
  • Tips for newcomers to MIR as a research field and/or community.

But also, feel free to suggest more topics! Blog posts are contributions from community members, so this is where everyone can help.

  • If you would like to write a blog post, please submit a form with some initial info about your idea: https://bit.ly/WiMIRBlogPost  
  • If you have any topic ideas, feedback, or comments, please contact us at wimir-editorial@googlegroups.com
  • Also, your support is important! So we hope you enjoy reading our posts and also sharing them with others who might be interested. In addition to the community driven blog posts, we will be publishing a set of interviews so stay tuned!

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