Today I handed in my resignation at Moodagent. It’s been a great year and some months working in this fast and ambitious company! I will associate this experience most with the great friends I’ve made here, my focus on data preparation, Apache Spark, Collaborative Filtering and a feeling that I’ve really improved my programming abilities thanks to some excellent Coursera courses (this one, and this one) I completed while working here.
It’s time to move on to new pastures! An update to follow soon.
It’s just been confirmed that four of us from Moodagent – Reinier de Valk, Pierre Lafitte, Tomas Gajarsky and I, will be attending ISMIR 2019 in Delft (The Netherlands). This year, two of my colleagues from Moodagent will be presenting their work at ISMIR:
- Reinier will be presenting his paper, titled “JosquIntab: A Dataset for Content-based Computational Analysis of Music in Lute Tablature” in the main conference.
- Tomas will be presenting his paper, titled “Reinforcement Learning Recommender System for Modelling Listening Sessions” in the Late-breaking session of the conference.
Do stop by at these posters to learn more about these interesting topics!
It’s been about four months since I wrote here about leaving Jukedeck. So after a nice long break, I’m very pleased to share that I’ll be joining Danish music streaming startup Moodagent on the 17th of July, 2019. While the streaming service itself is new and hasn’t been launched yet, the company Moodagent A/S that owns it has been around for nearly two decades having built several products around their core technology for analysing musical content. You may have even come across their first music app on your Nokia phone back in the day! You can read all about them on Wikipedia, and find out more about the Moodagent streaming service on their website. I hear they’ll be launching it very soon!
I’ll be working in the Machine Learning team of the company as Senior Research Scientist on the design and development of their content organisation and music recommendation systems. I really look forward to the new beginning in Copenhagen and to learning a lot of new things from working on an area that’s still quite new to me. And also travelling around beautiful Europe!