Godfried T. Toussaint

New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Godfried T. Toussaint is a Research Professor of Computer Science at University of New York Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1972 from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. From 1972 until 2009 he taught and did research in the School of Computer Science at McGill University in Montreal, in the areas of information theory, pattern recognition, textile-pattern analysis and design, computational geometry, instance-based learning, music information retrieval, and computational music theory. In September, 2007 he was promoted to Professor Emeritus. In 2005 he became a researcher in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology, in the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Pattern Recognition Society's Best Paper of the Year Award, a Senior Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council, the David Thomson Award for excellence in graduate supervision and teaching at McGill University, and more recently a Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard University. He is a founder of several conferences and workshops, an editor of several journals, has appeared on television programs to explain his research on the mathematical analysis of flamenco rhythms, and has published more than 360 papers. During the 2010-2011 academic year he was a Research Scholar in the Music Department at Harvard University doing research on music cognition.

Biography Updated on 2 October 2011

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