Areas of Expertise
Artificial Intelligence; Music Analysis and Synthesis; Music Information Retrieval and Interactive System Design.
Ph.D. in Computer Science at University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering, 2008.
M.S. in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Computer Engineering at National Taiwan University, 2001.
B.S. in Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University, 1999.
Ching-Hua Chuan is Assistant Professor of Computing at University of North Florida. She received her PhD in computer science at University of Southern California (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering in 2008. She joined the School of Computing at University of North Florida in 2010. Dr. Chuan’s research interests include artificial intelligence, machine learning, audio signal processing, music content analysis, human computer interaction and interactive system design. She has published a number of articles in the EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, Computer Music Journal, and in the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), the Joint International Workshop on Computational Creativity, the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, and the IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Information Processing and Retrieval. Ching-Hua also earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University in 1999 and 2001, respectively. In Taiwan, she was also the lead guitarist of several all-female rock bands.
Best New Investigator Paper Award at the Grace Hopper Celebration, September 28 – October 2, Atlanta, Georgia, 2010.
Elected to Phi Kappa Phi, USC’s oldest all-University honor society, 2008.
Digital Dissertation Fellowship, The Graduate School, University of Southern California, 2007.
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
IEEE Computer Society
Society of Mathematics and Computation in Music
Grants and Contracts Awarded
“Interactive and Individualized Music Analysis and Synthesis: A Proposal for National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program,” Faculty Proposal Development Grants, Office of Academic Affairs, University of North Florida, Summer 2012.
"A Pilot for School of Computing Transformational Learning Opportunities (TLO) Internship Program,” Transformational Learning Opportunities, University of North Florida, Summer 2012.
“Conference Experience: Validating and Empowering Graduate Students,” Transformational Learning Opportunities, University of North Florida, Fall 2011.
Intellectual Life Grant, Office of Undergraduate Research, University of North Florida, Spring 2011.
Publications & Presentations
Chuan, C. H. and Chew, E., “Generating and Evaluating Musical Accompaniments that Emulate Style,” Douglas Keislar (ed), Computer Music Journal, volume 35, issue 4, MIT Press. [url]
Chuan, C. H. "A Comparison of Statistical and Rule-Based Models for Style-Specific Harmonization," the 12th Internationa Conference on Music Information Retrieval, October 24 - 28, Miami, FL, USA, 2011. [pdf]
Chuan, C. H. “Harmonic Style-Based Song Retrieval Using N-Gram,” ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, April 17 - 20, Trento, Italy, 2011. [url]
Chuan, C. H. and Chew, E. “Quantifying the Benefits of Using an Interactive Decision Support Tool for Creating Musical Accompaniment in a Particular Style,” the 11th International Society on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR), Utrecht, Netherlands, August 8 - 13, 2010.[pdf]
Mathematics and Computation in Music - Second International Conference, MCM 2009, John Clough Memorial Conference, New Haven, CT, USA, June 19-22, 2009. E. Chew, A. P. Childs, C. H. Chuan (eds.), Springer: Berlin, Heidelberg, CCIS Volume 38, 2009.[url]
Chuan, C. H. and Chew, E. "Audio Key Finding: Considerations in System Design, and Case Studies on 24 Chopin's Preludes," Ichiro Fujinaga, Masataka Goto, George Tzanetakis (eds.), EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, Special Issue on Music Information Retrieval, 2006.[pdf]