CME-Professor Meinard Müller is FAU Innovator 2023 in the category of “Research”

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Prof. Dr. Meinard Müller | Bild: FAU/Anna Tiessen

“Music and computer science are not a contradiction in terms,” says Meinard Müller. “On the contrary – we can use the one to better understand the other.” The professor for Semantic Audio Signal Processing intends to use tools from artificial intelligence to decode characteristic features and hidden patterns in complex musical works. Müller works at International Audio Laboratories Erlangen, a shared institution run jointly by FAU and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. In his current research, the computer scientist focuses on the many different layers of the concept of learning. He uses deep learning to analyze music data and hopes to make a contribution to digital humanities in this way. He also hopes that his findings will generate new impulses for AI in general. That apart, Müller believes that his project will have benefits for school and university learning: “Music can be a motivating medium to introduce young people to the basic principles of physics, mathematics, computer science and engineering.” Prof. Dr. Meinard Müller is FAU Innovator 2023 in the category of “Research”.