Teachers of the MMT

Who teaches MMT?

Petri Toiviainen (PhD) is Professor of Music at the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies of the University of Jyväskylä. His research concentrates on computational modelling of music perception and cognition. His publications range over topics such as perception of rhythm, tonality and timbre, improvisation, cross-cultural music cognition, interactive music systems, computational music analysis, and musical data mining. He is the author of several journal articles and book chapters as well as a member of the editorial board Music Perception, Journal of New Music Research,Psychology of Music, and Musicae Scientiae.

Marc Thompson (PhD) is a University Researcher at the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies of the University of Jyväskylä. He has a background in Music Technology (B.Mus, McGill University) and Music Perception (Masters in Music, Mind Technology, University of Jyväskylä). His current research interests involve the analysis of expressive body movement in dyadic music performance.

Mikko Myllykoski is a university teacher at the Department of the Music, Art and Culture Studies of The University of Jyväskylä. He has been teaching music technology in the MMT master's program since 2007. His research interests are in music education technology, mobile and ubiquitous learning, and online music communities. He is currently completing his doctoral studies, with a topic related to ubiquitous music learning.

Suvi Saarikallio (PhD) is a Finnish Academy Research Fellow at Music at the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies of the University of Jyväskylä. Her research is related to music and emotion, personality, and developmental psychology of music. She is the author of a number of papers in these areas.

Geoff Luck (PhD) is a Finnish Academy Research Fellow at the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies of the University of Jyväskylä. His research interests include computational analysis of music-related movement, such as conductors' gestures, synchronization processes, and musicians' movements, as well as exploring the relationship between music therapy improvisation and level of cognitive functioning. He is the author of a number of papers on these topics.

Olivier Lartillot (PhD) is a Finnish Academy Research Fellow at the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies of the University of Jyväskylä. His research covers the fields of computational musicology and music information retrieval. Olivier Lartillot is the main developer of the MIR toolbox software. He is also the author of several publications.

Pekka Toivanen (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies of the University of Jyväskylä. His research and teaching interests convey a wide range of topics related to cross-cultural issues, ethnomusicology, and multicultural music education. In addition of being author of a number of papers in these areas, he is also an active performer in world music.