At Steinberg we are proud to support initiatives that promote innovation in the field of music. It’s been almost a year since we established a new partnership with UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence and Music (AIM) – a leading PhD research programme aimed at the Music/Audio Technology and Creative Industries – in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London.

As an Industry Partner of UKRI Steinberg provides a full-funded PhD studentship, to support Music Research. As part of this programme, Elona Shatri joined our Dorico team in London in September last year. Elona has been working closely with her supervisor Dr. George Fazekas (Queen Mary) as well as with Benjamin Timms (Head of Scoring at Dorico, Steinberg), working on her PhD research topic of Optical Music Recognition (OMR).

Recently, Elona got her very first paper accepted to TENOR 2020 (International Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation), and has written a blog post describing her journey of getting her paper published as well as the main challenges of OMR.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Optical Music Recognition and Elona’s research, click here to read her full blog post.