Shlomo Dubnov graduated from the Jerusalem Music Academy in composition and holds a doctorate in computer science from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He is a graduate of the prestigious IDF Talpiot program. Prior to joining UCSD, he served as a researcher at the world-renowned Institute for Research and Coordination of Acoustics and Music (IRCAM), in Paris, and later headed the multimedia track for the Department of Communication Systems Engineering at Ben-Gurion University, in Israel. Dr. Dubnov conducted numerous research projects on advanced audio processing and retrieval, computer generated music, and other multimedia applications. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Secretary of IEEE's Technical Committee on Computer Generated Music. Dr. Dubnov is currently Director of the Center for Research in Entertainment and Learning at UCSD's research center, CALIT2, and teaches in the Music and Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts programs.