Tim O'Brien is a Ph.D. student at Stanford University's CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics), where he is able to unite various interests and study/research at the intersection of music, media, art, and technology. Currently, he is most interested in spatial audio signal processing, machine learning, music information retrieval, algorithmic/generative composition, and multimedia improvisational systems.

He is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where he earned a B.S. in physics with distinction, concentrating in computational physics and minoring in anthropology. He is an avid guitar player and musician, and had been composing, performing, and recording in New York for the six years prior to his start at CCRMA.

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