Bob L. Sturm

Bob L. Sturm, Ph.D.

School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science
Eng. 111
Queen Mary University of London
Mile End Road London E1 4NS
United Kingdom
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My current research direction seeks to develop new and "intelligent" machine listening systems aligned with valid and meaningful approaches to evaluation. Here is a "press piece" explaining some of this. Summaries of my recent research includes: Now that the origin of several fundamental problems have been identified, we can begin incorporating the formal design and analysis of experiments into the design and analysis of machine listening systems.

PhD Students

I am currently not accepting applications for PhD Studentships.


I received the B.A. degree in physics from University of Colorado, Boulder in 1998, the M.A. degree in Music, Science, and Technology, at Stanford University, in 1999, the M.S. degree in multimedia engineering in the Media Arts and Technology program at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), in 2004, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCSB, in 2007 and 2009. In 2009, I was a Chateaubriand Post-doctoral Fellow at the Institut Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, Equipe Lutheries, Acoustique, Musique (LAM), at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6. From 2010 to 2014, I was an Assistant and Associate Professor at the Dept. Architecture, Design and Media Technology at Aalborg University Copenhagen. In 2011, I was awarded a two-year Independent Postdoc Grant from the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation. In Dec. 2014, I became a Lecturer in Digital Media at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London. I specialise in audio and music signal processing, machine listening, and evaluation.

Media Appearances


High Noon (research blog)
My publications in IEEE Explorer
My publications in Google Scholar