Faculty Directory
Bryan Pardo

Professor of Computer Science

Professor of Radio, Television and Film

Contact

2233 Tech Drive
Mudd Room 3115
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-491-7184Email Bryan Pardo

Website

Bryan Pardo's Homepage

Interactive Audio Lab


Departments

Computer Science

Affiliations

Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence

Master of Science in Robotics Program


Download CV

Education

Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

M. Mus. Jazz and Improvisation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

M.S. Computer Science, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

B. Mus. Jazz Composition, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


Research Interests

In addition to being co-director of the Northwestern University Center for Human Computer Interaction + Design, I head the Interactive Audio Lab. We make machines that understand and manipulate sound. To do this, we develop new methods in Machine Learning (e.g. automated gradient clipping), and Signal Processing (e.g. the Multi-scale Common-fate Transform) and apply them to new kinds of user interfaces and interactions. Examples include: 

When I'm not researching, you may find me teaching classes like Digital Luthier or Deep Learning.

I am also the faculty advisor for Latin@CS and chair the CS Diversity Committee

When I'm not being an academic, I make music with the Latin Folk Fusion ensemble Son Monarcas.

For current projects please see my lab website at music.eecs.northwestern.edu


Selected Publications

  • Manilow, Ethan; Seetharaman, Prem; Pardo, Bryan, Simultaneous Separation and Transcription of Mixtures with Multiple Polyphonic and Percussive Instruments, 2020 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2020 - Proceedings
  • Zhang, Yichi; Hu, Junbo; Zhang, Yiting; Pardo, Bryan; Duan, Zhiyao, Vroom!, CHIIR 2020 - Proceedings of the 2020 Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval
  • Kim, Bongjun; Pardo, Bryan, Sound event detection using point-labeled data, 2019 IEEE Workshop on Applications of Signal Processing to Audio and Acoustics, WASPAA 2019
  • Seetharaman, Prem; Wichern, Gordon; Le Roux, Jonathan; Pardo, Bryan, Bootstrapping Single-channel Source Separation via Unsupervised Spatial Clustering on Stereo Mixtures, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019 - Proceedings
  • Kim, Bongjun; Pardo, Bryan A, Improving Content-based Audio Retrieval by Vocal Imitation Feedback, 2019 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2019 - Proceedings
  • Seetharaman, Prem; Mysore, Gautham; Pardo, Bryan A; Smaragdis, Paris; Gomes, Celso, VoiceAssist, CHI 2019 - Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
  • Müller, Meinard; Pardo, Bryan A; Mysore, Gautham J.; Valimaki, Vesa, Recent Advances in Music Signal Processing [From the Guest Editors], IEEE Signal Processing Magazine
  • Cartwright, Mark; Pardo, Bryan A; Mysore, Gautham J., Crowdsourced Pairwise-Comparison for Source Separation Evaluation, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, ICASSP 2018 - Proceedings