Time: 12:30 - 2:00pm
Venue: Top Floor Seminar Room, Informatics Teaching Lab
Speaker: Kurt Jacobson
Kurt Jacobson is a senior engineer at The Echo Nest where he works on developing the worlds most advanced music informatics system. During his tenure at the Echo Nest Kurt has worked on database architectures, data collection, natural language processing, machine learning, personalization and prediction. Kurt completed his PhD at Queen Mary’s Centre for Digital Music in 2010 where he focused on studying music-related network structures found on the Web and Semantic Web technologies as they relate to describing music. He went on to serve as the primary developer for the Linkedbrainz project before accepting his current position at the Echo Nest.