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Ana Elisa Méndez

PhD Student

Ana Elisa is a PhD candidate in Music Technology working in the MIR group under the direction of Dr. Juan Pablo Bello. She received her Master's degree in Music Technology from NYU Steinhardt in 2015 and a B.S. in Systems Engineering from Universidad Metropolitana in Caracas, Venezuela. Her research interests lie in the intersection of human-computer interaction and machine learning for solving machine listening problems. Currently, she is working on the SONYC project at NYU with her research focusing on citizen science and crowdsourcing techniques for machine listening in urban environments and music. She was a research intern at Microsoft during the Summers of 2019 and 2020, working on interactive machine learning for solving both audio and text classification tasks.