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 a largest multimodal dataset for both electroacoustic music and dance (Musical-Moods). An interdisciplinary scholar, his articles have been published in journals ranging from Medical Engineering & Physics to Journal of New Music Research. 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 permanent exhibit at the Accademia Nazionale di San Luca.