Zhiyao Duan

Zhiyao Duan

  • Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and of Computer Science

PhD, Northwestern University, 2013

720 Computer Studies Building
(585) 275-5302
Fax: (585) 27-5207


Short Biography

Zhiyao Duan received his BS in Automation and MS in Control Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 2004 and 2008, respectively, and PhD in Computer Science from Northwestern University in 2013. He joined the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department as an assistant professor in 2013, and is currently an associate professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Data Science. His research interest is in computer audition and its connections with computer vision, natural language processing, and augmented and virtual reality. He received a best paper award at the SMC 2017, a best paper nomination at ISMIR 2017, and a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). His research is funded by NSF, NIH, New York State Center of Excellence in Data Science, and University of Rochester internal awards on AR/VR, health analytics, and data science. He served as a Scientific Program Co-Chair of ISMIR 2021, and is serving as an associate editor for IEEE Open Journal of Signal Processing, a guest editor for Transactions of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval, and a guest editor for Frontiers in Signal Processing. He is the President-Elect of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR).


Research Overview

Research Interests

  • Computer Audition
  • Audio Signal Processing
  • Machine Learning
  • Music Information Retrieval