Ithaca College

January 31, 2015


NEMISIG (North East Music Information Special Interest Group) is a yearly informal workshop which brings together researchers from various institutions in the Northeastern United States who work on music information retrieval. The meeting provides a space for open discussion of new ideas and intends to foster intercollegiate collaboration.

Previous NEMISIG meetings have been held at Columbia University (2008, 2014), New York University (2010), Drexel University (2011), Dartmouth College (2012), and The Echo Nest (2013).


NEMISIG 2015 will be held in Clark Lounge of the Campus Center on the campus of Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. You should plan to park in U Lot or O Lot.

Places To Stay

Hip Boutique Hotels

Argos Inn

Inn on Columbia

Weekend Schedule


Saturday, Jan 31

Clark Lounge
Campus Center

Ithaca College

9:30 - Coffee & Bagels
10:00 - Opening Remarks
10:10 - Lab Overview Talks
11:30 - More Coffee
11:45 - Project Talks
12:45 - Lunch & Posters
2:00 - Cross-Over Talk
3:00 - Cookies & Posters
3:45 - Break Out Sessions
4:45 - Recap & Wrap-up
5:00 - Dinner Break


Saturday 7:30pm, Jan 31

Doug's Basement
408 Linn St

Downtown Ithaca

Come ready to rock with a song, a band, or any other music idea that you want to perform. We will have guitars, a bass, a banjo, a keyboard, amps, a drum set, hand drums, a PA system, and a house band to help make your DIY rock dreams come true. Don't play... come socialize upstairs while enjoying a warm winter libation.


Sunday/Monday, Feb 1-2

Gates Hall
Room 122

Cornell University

HAMR (Highlighting Audio and Music Researchathon) is an event which applies the hackathon model to the development of new techniques for analyzing, processing, and synthesizing audio and music signals. HAMR provides a space for individuals from various institutions, backgrounds, and experience levels to test out novel ideas as opposed to finishing a polished project and paper.


Colgate College

Dexter Morrill

Columbia U

Colin Raffel, Jiaming Liu, Tad Shull, Dawen Liang, Minshu Zhan, Cyril Gaudefroy, Nick Patterson

Cornell U

Josh Moore, Thorsten Joachims, Carol Krumhansel, Olivia Wen, Erin Isbilen, Shane Moore, Julia Klein

Dartmouth College

Mike Casey, Andy Sarroff, Parag Mital

Drexel U

Youngmoo Kim, Brandon Morton, Mike Caro, David Rosen

Eastman School of Music

David Temperley, He Ren, Adam Waller


Justin Zupnick

Ithaca College

Doug Turnbull, Laurence Welch, Chris Perez, Matt Kercher, Kris Stensland, Ali Akhtar, Vincenzo Sicurella, Crystal Peebles, Luke Waldner, Jimmy Wang, Dan Kustin, Deniz Arkali

Harvard U

Anna Huang

McGill U.

Andrew Horwitz, Ling-Xiao Yang, Andrew Hankinson


Eric J. Humphrey, Courtenay Cotton, Alex Weisberger


Juan Bello, Brian McFee, Zhiguang Zhang, Rachel Bittner, Justin Salamon, Jon Forsyth, Michelle Auyoung, Michael Musick, Finn Upham, Tae Hong Park

Rutgers U.

Janet Lazar

U. of Rochester

Zhiyao Duan, Nina Bose, David Heid, Yuanzhong Zheng, Andrea Cogliati, Yichi Zhang, Ibrahim Akbar, Hanqing Wen, Shumin Xu, Bochen Li

U. of Waterloo

Dan Brown

U. of Western Ontario

Sebastian Stober


Garth Griffin, Alex Cannon