Computer Scientist Alexandre François
Alexandre R.J. François is a Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. From 2001 to 2004 he was a Research Associate with the Integrated Media systems Center and with the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems, both at USC. He received the Diplôme d'Ingénieur from the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon (France) in 1993, the Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (M.S.) from the University Paris IX - Dauphine (France) in 1994, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from USC in 1997 and 2000 respectively. His research interests cover all aspects of data and knowledge representation and manipulation. His research activity has centered on the theme of complex (software) systems design, which he has explored in the past in the context of robust, real-time vision systems, and complex, cross-disciplinary interactive systems. He and Elaine Chew have worked together on the MuSA.RT real-time tonal analysis and visualization system since 2002.
Music on the Spiral Array . Real-Time (MuSA.RT) explores the use of Chew's (2000) Spiral Array model in real-time analysis and visualization of tonal music. MuSA.RT maps real-time MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) input, for example from a live performance, to the Spiral Array, a 3D model for tonality. The analysis and graphical rendering reveal the presently active set of pitch classes, and higher level constructs, such as the current chord and key.
Project website - www-rcf.usc.edu/~mucoaco/MuSA.RT.
Updated January 18, 2007