About Me

September 12th, 2015

Hello World! I am Oriol Nieto (aka Uri Nieto), a Scientist at Pandora, a Doctor in Music Technology, Computer Scientist, and almost a Musician born in Barcelona in 1983.

I sing, play guitar, violin, and drums for the psychedelic, depressive, humorous, transatlantic, and transcontinental band La Bossa d’Urina. I was the singer, guitarist and violinist of Sargon for 10 years, and I am the creator of the SCREAMINATOR, the Growl Hero, and the Ultimate Screaming Lessons. I am also the director of Jarl’em All Studios, in Harlem Brooklyn Oakland, California. This just means that I have a mini home studio and that I like to give fancy names to random things.

I hold a Ph.D in Music Technology from the New York University. You can see all my publications, including my Ph.D Dissertation, here. My interests focus on Music Information Retrieval, Music Cognition, and Machine Learning, focusing on Music Structural Analysis (aka Music Segmentation) but I’ve also done a bunch of research on Human Computer Interaction for Musical Interfaces and Extreme Vocal Effects.

I was the teacher of the courses C Programming for Music Technology and Applications on iOS Platform at NYU. I also worked alongside with Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater and Kevin Chartier developing some cool Music Apps for the iOS Platform. I helped them with the MorphWiz and the SketchWiz, really cool apps you can find on the AppStore. I also develop iOS apps myself.

This blog is about technology, music, traveling, books, politics, geek stuff, and some other ineffectual things that give meaning to my life.

For more info about me, please refer to my formal CV.

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