Johanna Devaney is an Associate Professor at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, where she teaches courses in music theory, music technology, and data analysis. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Cognition at Ohio State University and a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) at the University of California at Berkeley. She currently serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of New Music Research.
This work examines the ways in which recorded performances can be used to study and model performance, and she has developed computational tools to facilitate this. Her work also explores how performance practices are an expression of domain knowledge that can be combined with structured knowledge to improve the automatic parsing of musical signals using deep learning models. Her work draws on the disciplines of music, computer science, and psychology.
Johanna’s research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSRHC), the Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture (FRQSC), the Google Faculty Research program, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).