PhD fellowship on Machine Listening at MARL

The Music Technology Program of New York University is inviting applications for a PhD research assistantship in the area of Machine Listening to start in Fall of 2016. The position, based at the Music and Audio Research Laboratory (MARL), is for research on the application of audio signal processing and machine learning techniques to the automatic analysis of urban sound scenes. The work is part of the SONYC project, and will be supervised by Juan Pablo Bello.
Requirements: Candidates must have a master's degree in music technology, electronic engineering, computer science, data science or a relevant field, completed with a high grade point average (or equivalent for non-US students). They should be able to demonstrate expertise in either audio signal processing, machine learning or both; have excellent programming skills; and the ability to communicate fluently in English both in written and oral form. Musical knowledge would be an advantage, as would previous experience in research and a track record of publications. Further information about our doctoral program can be found here.
Assistantship: the research assistant position starts on September 6th, 2016. It includes a stipend of at least $27,118 per year for 4 years, full tuition remission covering the cost of all required coursework, all registration and service fees, and comprehensive student health insurance.
Application: Candidates should send the following materials to Juan Pablo Bello ( before May 31st
- Resume
- academic transcripts
- names/email addresses of 3 references
- a statement (3 pages or less) discussing your ideas for doctoral research, their context and potential impact, and arguing how your expertise and interests make you the best candidate for this position. 
- link to an online portfolio of samples of previous scholarly/professional work on relevant fields including but not limited to: scientific publications, master’s theses, class projects, software projects, and audiovisual materials. Please include the URL on your resume.
- If you have taken the GRE and/or TOEFL exams recently, please send copies of your scores.
Our program strongly encourages applications from women and others from groups traditionally underrepresented in technology, computer science and engineering research.
For questions, please contact Juan Pablo Bello (