Team

The people currently working on this proyect are:

Shlomo Dubnov ude.dscu|vonbuds#ude.dscu|vonbuds
Shlomo is an associate Professor in music technology at UCSD. Prior to this he served as invited researcher in Institute for Research and Coordination of Acoustics and Music (IRCAM) in Paris and was a senior lecturer in department of communication systems engineering in Ben-Gurion University in Israel. He holds PhD in Computer Science from Hebrew University and B.Mus. in music composition from Rubin Academy in Jerusalem. His research topics include music improvisation systems, machine learning of musical style, computational aesthetics and questions of human perception and experience of fun. Currently he is co-editing a book on "The Structure of Style: algorithmic approaches to understanding manner and meaning" and working on a toolbox and text on semantic audio processing.

David Goodblatt ude.dscu|ttalbdoogd#ude.dscu|ttalbdoogd
David Goodblatt has taught at UCSD since 1988. He received his A.B. from Harvard in 1963, an M.H.L. from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America in 1966, and a Ph.D. from Brown University in 1972. He works on the history of the Jewish people, Judaism and the Middle East in the millennium preceding the rise of Islam.

Joel Sobel ude.dscu.ssd|lebosj#ude.dscu.ssd|lebosj
Sobel is a Professor of Economics at UCSD, where he has worked since 1978. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley.

Eli Berman ude.dscu|bile#ude.dscu|bile
Eli is Associate Professor of Economics and Affiliated Faculty of IR/PS. He is also currently Research Director for International Security Studies at the Institute for Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC). His research interests include labor economics, the economics of religion, labor markets and technological change, economic demography, applied econometrics, economic growth and development, and environmental economics. His work on the Economics of Ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities was published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics in 2000.
Recent grants from the National Science Foundation (2002 and 2005) have enabled him to look closely at relationships between religion and fertility from an economic standpoint. His latest publications include, "Religious Extremism: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly" (with Laurence R. Iannaccone) in Public Choice (2006), and "The Economics of Religion," in the New Palgrave Encyclopedia of Economics (with Laurence R. Iannaccone, forthcoming). Berman received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1993. He was a National Bureau of Economic Research Sloan Fellow in 1999, was promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure) at Boston University in 2000, and held the Mitchell Chair in Sustainable Development at Rice University before joining UCSD.

Jose Ignacio Lopez Ramirez-Gaston gro.selbisivnisocsid|ohcan#gro.selbisivnisocsid|ohcan
Jose Ignacio is currently a graduate student in Computer Music at UCSD and a researcher at CRCA (Center for Research in Computing and the Arts). He did his undergraduate initially at Universidad Ricardo Palma in Lima-Peru and later at OSU (Ohio State University) obtaining a B.A. with Honors in Religious Studies and Distinction in the Humanities, and working on an undergraduate Thesis on the role of imagination in the generation of Meso-american mythology including research work at the University of Princeton in New Jersey. He is been working for the last 20 years in the environment of popular electronic, digital audio and sound art. He founded the record label Discos Invisibles in 1998, a collective of sound artists working at the border region (Tijuana/San Diego) on the implementation of channel of communication between artists at both sides of the border. He is currently working with the City of San Diego on the generation of spaces for alternative art by the use of vacant properties for itinerant exhibitions.

Benjamin Kay ude.dscu|yakb#ude.dscu|yakb
Benjamin Kay is second year PhD candidate in economics.

Toby Algya
Toby Algya is MFA Candidate Sound Design for Theatre, University of California at San Diego

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