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Gerard Roma is a Research Fellow in Real-Time Computer Music Systems working at the University of Huddersfield in the ERC-funded Fluid Corpus Manipulation project.
He received a Degree in Philosophy from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in 1997. After
some years working as a software developer, he obtained an M.Sc (2008) and PhD (2015) in Information and Communication Technologies from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF).
Before joining University of Huddersfield, he was a research fellow at University of Surrey (UK) and Georgia Institute of Technology (USA).

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Analysis, processing and synthesis of sound
  • Audio databases
  • Machine learning
  • Computer music systems
  • Networked and participatory music


  • Audio Signal Processing
  • Machine Listening
  • Audio Source Separation
  • Computer Music
  • Web Audio
  • Network Music

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Projects 2017 2022

FluCoMa: Fluid Corpus Manipulations

Tremblay, P., Green, O., Roma, G., Harker, A., Clarke, J. & Dufeu, F.


Project: ResearchEU Government

Research Output 2012 2018

A Javascript Library for Flexible Visualization of Audio Descriptors

Roma, G., Green, O., Xambó, A. & Tremblay, P. A., 19 Sep 2018, Proceedings of the 4th Web Audio Conference, WAC-2018. 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Audio recordings

Environmental sound recognition using short-time feature aggregation

Roma, G., Herrera, P. & Nogueira, W., Dec 2018, In : Journal of Intelligent Information Systems. 51, 3, p. 457-475 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acoustic waves
Time series analysis
Time series

Improving single-network single-channel separation of musical audio with convolutional layers

Roma, G., Green, O. & Tremblay, P. A., 6 Jun 2018, Latent Variable Analysis and Signal Separation: 14th International Conference, LVA/ICA 2018, Guildford, UK, July 2–5, 2018, Proceedings. Deville, Y., Gannot, S., Mason, R., Plumbley, M. D. & Ward, D. (eds.). Springer Verlag, p. 306-315 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS); vol. 10891).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Network architecture
Neural networks
Image classification
Speech recognition
Deep neural networks

Interdisciplinary Research as Musical Experimentation: A case study in musicianly approaches to sound corpora

Green, O., Tremblay, P. A. & Roma, G., 18 Feb 2018, (Accepted/In press) Electroacoustic Music Studies Network Conference: Electroacoustic Music: is it still a form of experimental music?.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Interdisciplinary Research

Live Repurposing of Sounds: MIR Explorations with Personal and Crowdsourced Databases

Xambó, A., Roma, G., Lerch, A., Barthet, M. & Fazekas, G., 18 Jun 2018, NIME 2018: New Interfaces for Musical Expression. p. 364-369 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Information retrieval
Acoustic waves

Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Oral presentation

Computational Challenges of Co-Creation in Collaborative Music Live Coding: An Outine

Gerard Roma Trepat (Speaker), Anna Xambó (Speaker), Pratik Shah (Speaker), Jason Freeman (Speaker), Brian Magerko (Speaker)
19 Jun 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation