Faculty Directory
Bryan Pardo

Professor of Computer Science

Professor of Radio, Television and Film


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

847-491-7184Email Bryan Pardo


Bryan Pardo's Homepage

Interactive Audio Lab


Computer Science


Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence

Master of Science in Robotics Program


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

I develop new methods in Machine Learning, Signal Processing and Human Computer Interaction to make new tools for understanding and manipulating sound. Ongoing research in the lab is applied to audio scene labeling, audio source separation, inclusive interfaces, new audio production tools and machine audition models that learn without supervision. For current projects please see my lab website at music.eecs.northwestern.edu

Selected Publications

  • A Huq, M Cartwright, B Pardo, “CROWDSOURCING A REAL-WORLD ON-LINE QUERY BY HUMMING SYSTEM”, smcnetwork.org, (2010)
  • J Han, B Pardo, “Improving separation of harmonic sources with iterative estimation of spatial cues”, ... of Signal Processing to Audio and ..., (2009)
  • AT Sabin, B Pardo, “2DEQ: an intuitive audio equalizer”, Proceeding of the seventh ACM conference on ..., (2009)
  • AT Sabin, B Pardo, “A Method for Rapid Personalization of Audio Equalization Parameters”, ACM Multimedia, (2009)
  • Woodruff, J.; Pardo, B., “Using pitch, amplitude modulation, and spatial cues for separation of harmonic instruments from stereo music recordings.”, Eurasip Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, (2007)
  • Fox, B.; Sabin, A.; Pardo, B.; Zopf, A., “Modeling perceptual similarity of audio signals for blind source separation evaluation.”, Independent Component Analysis and Signal Separation, Proceedings, (2007)