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Jordi Bonada

Jordi Bonada (1973) received a M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Universitat Politčcnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain) in 1997, and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Digital Communications from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) in 2009. Since 1996 he has been a researcher at the Music Technology Group of the same university while leading several projects funded by public and private institutions. In 2003 he was a visiting researcher at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Sweden), and later in 2010 at the CIRMMT (McGill University) in Montreal (Canada). He is mostly interested in the field of spectral-domain audio signal processing, with a focus on singing voice modeling and synthesis. His research trajectory is wide and multidisciplinary, with an important focus on technology transfer. He has authored more than fifty patents and co-founded the spin-off company Voctro Labs. In 2013 he has been awarded by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (JIII) with the National Commendation for Invention for one of the patents obtained as outcome of a joint research work in singing voice synthesis carried out by the MTG (UPF) and Yamaha Corp. In 2012 he was awarded a prize of the Board of Trustees of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in the category of technology and knowledge transfer trajectory. In 2010 he was awarded a prize of the Board of Trustees of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in the category of Ph.D. thesis with big knowledge transfer potential. He also was awarded by Epson Foundation with the first prize (Rosina Ribalta) for the best Ph.D. thesis on Information Technology and Communications, for his Ph.D. thesis on "Singing Voice Processing by Performance Sampling and Spectral Models".

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