Defending my PhD Thesis


After 4 years full of wonderful moments I’ve finished my PhD, entitled Knowledge Extraction and Representation Learning for Music Recommendation and Classification, and supervised by Xavier Serra. Next Wednesday 29th of November 2017 I will be defending it at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. The thesis board is formed by Brian Whitman, co-founder of The Echo Nest and ex-principal scientist at Spotify; Markus Schedl, professor at Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria; and Emilia Gómez, president of the International Society of Music Information Retrieval and professor at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Here is one piece of news (in Spanish and Catalan) about my thesis defense and my last published work on music genre classification, which recently received the best oral presentation award at ISMIR 2017 (Suzhou, China):

I compiled the links to all publications and datasets related to my PhD thesis here:

My papers for ISMIR 2015

The ISMIR conference will be this year in Málaga. I will be there giving a talk in the tutorial Why flamenco is interesting for MIR research? I also have two papers that will be presented, one on semantic approaches for computing artist similarity, and the other about the creation of a knowledge base of flamenco music. Both papers can be downloaded here:

A Semantic-based Approach for Artist Similarity
FlaBase: Towards the Creation of a Flamenco Music Knowledge Base

Welcome to my web

Hi, after many years of distributed content across the web, I created this centralized repository about my identity and my work. I hope to write in this blog my research advances, publications and new songs, apart from interesting and funny staff I will discover. Feel free to write me if you are interested in my work or you want to ask me any question.