Profiles of OMR Researchers

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Below is an alphabetical list of OMR researchers including a brief summary of their work. This page is a collation of information I know along with information retrieved from the Web.

Click here to see a chronological list of theses written on the topic of optical music recognition.

David Bainbridge

This is of course myself. I first became interested in the problem of optical music recognition in 1991 through by Bachelors project at the Department of Computer Science, University of Edinburgh, UK. After working in the area of computer graphics for two years at Thorn EMI's Central Research Lab (CRL), I moved to Christchurch, New Zealand, where I completed my PhD, titled Extensible Optical Music Recognition, in 1997 at the Department of Computer Science, University of Canterbury, NZ. I now work as a lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ where my research into OMR has diversified into computer music applications and digital library technology.

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Vladimir Bushel

Vladimir completed some OMR work at the Image Processing and Computer Vision Laboratory at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Ben-Gurion University. He now works for Telrad Telecommunication and Electronic Industries, Israel.

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Nicholas Paul Carter

Nick completed his PhD, titled Automatic Recognition of Printed Music in the Context of Electronic Publishing, in 1989 at the Department of Physics and the Department of Music, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. Nick is now a lecturer in the Music Department, where he continues his work on OMR. His publications on the topic are numerous.

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Bertrand Coüasnon

Bertrand completed his PhD in 1996 at the Institut de Recherche en Informatique et Systèmes Aléatoires (IRISA), France. Betrand is part of an image processing group at IRISA called Imadoc, of which OMR is one application area.

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Lee Sau Dan

Lee completed his Bachelors project in 1996(?) at the Department of Computer Science, University of Hong Kong. His supervisor was Dr. Andrew Choi.

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Wolfgang Eßmayr

Wolfgang completed his diploma on OMR in 1994 at the Forschungsinstitut für Anwendungsorientierte Wissensverarbeitung (FAW), Johannes Kepler Universität, Austria. He now works for the institute as a research assistant.

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René Dencker Erikse

René is one of two MSc student supervised by Ivar Balslev at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute for Production Technology, Odense Universitet, Denmark. The other project member is Hans-Martin Jensen.

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Ichiro Fujinaga

Ichiro completed his MA, titled Optical Music Recognition Using Projections, in 1988 at the Department of Theory, Faculty of Music, McGill University, Canada. Continuing his work at the university he completed his PhD, titled Adaptive Optical Music Recognition, in 1997. He now works as a lecturer at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University, USA. His publications on the topic of OMR are numerous.

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Hans-Martin Brĉndmose Jensen

Hans-Martin; is one of two MSc student supervised by Ivar Balslev at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute for Production Technology, Odense Universitet, Denmark. The other project member is René Erikse.

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Bharath Modayur

Bharath completed his PhD in 1995 in the area of efficient parallel object recognition techniques at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington, USA. During his PhD years Bharath did some OMR research work for the Intelligent Systems Lab (ISL) -- a research group within the department. Bharath still works at the university, however he is now a Research Fellow at the Department of Biological Structure.

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Kia Ng

Kia completed his PhD, titled Automated Computer Recognition of Music Scores, in 1995 at the Department of Computer Science, University of Leeds, UK. He is now a lecturer in the department but no longer pursues OMR full-time.

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Dennis Howard Pruslin

Dennis completed his PhD, titled Automatic Recognition of Sheet Music, in 1965 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US. His work is the first known project on OMR.

David Stewart Prerau

David completed his PhD, titled Computer Pattern Recognition of Standard Engraved Muisc, in 1970 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US.

Todd Reed

Todd completed his MSc, titled Optical Music Recognition, in 1995 at the Department of Computer Science, University of Calgary, Canada.

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Martin Roth

Martin completed his diploma on OMR in 1992 at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich), Switzerland. In 1993 the NCR foundation awarded second prize to his thesis in a national competition. He continues to work at ETH Zürich, but no longer in the field of OMR. His current research topic is the visualization of turbomachinery flow.

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Alan Ruttenberg

Alan completed his MSc, titled Optical Reading of Typeset Music, in 1991 at the Department of Architecture and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US.

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Marc Vuilleumier Stuckelber

Marc is currently working on his PhD in Optical Music Recognition at the Computer Science Department, University of Geneva, Switzerland as part of the Artificial Intelligence group.

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OMR Research Labs

Canterbury University's Computer Music Research Group

The Computer Music Research Group at the
Department of Computer Science, University of Canterbury, New Zealand has an on-going OMR research programme. This is where I worked on my PhD system. Currently, Elizabeth Ng is working on a pen-based system for music input.

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Rhodes University's Computer Music Research Laboratory

The Computer Music Research Laboratory at the
Department of Computer Science, Rhodes University, South Africa has an on-going OMR research programme.

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Commercial OMR Software

MidiScan by Musitek

MidiScan in a Windows based product. A version for the Mac is promised for the summer of 1998.

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NoteScan by Musicware

NoteScan, written by Cindy Grande, is an integrated OMR component to Nightingale -- a Mac based music editor.

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Solero by Sunhawk

Solero is an electronic distribution solution to printed music. Part of the system, in their words, is described as the acquisition of data using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) techniques applied to Music.

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ScorScan by NPC Imaging

ScorScan is a commercial version of Nick Carter's OMR work available for Windows.

ScoreReader by Yamaha

ScoreReader ... part of their XG range of products Mac and Windows http://www.yamaha.co.jp/xg/products/scor.html

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http://www.yamaha.com/ Score Maker

Capella-scan

Under construction ....


Last modified: Fri Sep 4 13:46:32 NZST 1998