Fabio Paolizzo

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Audio/Music/Sound Engineering
B.A., 2 M.A., Tor Vergata University of Rome; Ph.D., University of Kent
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Dr. Fabio Paolizzo investigates and teaches new methods and forms of expression for human and computational music creativity.


In 2015, Paolizzo was awarded a three-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellowship for work on the automatic recognition and induction of emotions through motion capture and artificial intelligence, which culminated in the creation of the largest multimodal dataset both for electroacoustic music and dance (Musical-Moods). An interdisciplinary scholar, his articles have been published in journals ranging from Medical Engineering & Physics to The International Journal of the Arts in Society. As a musical artist, his creative work encompasses composition, improvisation, and interaction with the autonomous musical agent VIVO, which he developed in 2005. VIVO has served as a platform for collaborating with other artists, such as Nicole Mitchell and Giancarlo Schiaffini; has been adopted by research and industry enterprises; and is in a permanent exposition at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca.