Christoph Finkensiep

Since 2017, Christoph is a doctoral researcher at the Digital and Cognitive Musicology Lab. He obtained his Master’s degree in Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück with a thesis entitled “A Formal Model of Voice Leading” (2017). His Bachelor in Computer Science at the University of Paderborn was completed with a thesis that addressed the problem of automatic composition of semantic webservices (2014).
His current research focuses on computational modelling of musical structure. Further scientific interests include music cognition, probabilistic modelling and machine learning, artificial intelligence, as well as philosophy of mind and philosophy of science. In addition, he is an active trombonist and occasional arranger, composer, and conductor.


Finkensiep, Chr., Neuwirth, M., and Rohrmeier, M. (2018). “Generalized Skipgrams for Pattern Discovery in Polyphonic Streams.” In Proceedings of the 19th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR), Paris 2018. Ed. E. Benetos, E. Gómez, X. Hu, and E. Humphrey, 547-553.


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