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Dr Ronald Mo


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Lecturer in Computer Science

I am a Lecturer in Computer Science at the University. I received my BEng, MPhil, and PhD in Computer Science and Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2007, 2015, and 2017 respectively. My research areas include music information retrieval, audio signal processing, and machine learning/deep learning.

Before joining the University, I worked at Tencent Music Entertainment (TME) as a Senior Researcher, and at Huawei Hong Kong as a Senior Engineer. I developed singing voice evaluation algorithms and music generation systems using Artificial Intelligence. I was also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Hong Kong University School of Professional and Continuous Education (HKU SPACE).

Besides actively participating in research and teaching, I am a professional musician and music producer.


Teaching and supervision

  • CET233: Software Enterprise Project
  • CETM47: Machine Learning And Data Analytics
  • PROM02: Computing Master's Project

Research interests for potential research students

  • AI Music Generation
  • Intelligent Spatial Audio
  • Fundamentals of Music Information Retrieval e.g., Onset Detection, Pitch Detection, Beat Tracking
  • Music Emotion Recognition (MER)
  • Musical Instrument Profiling e.g., Piano, Electric Guitar, Percussions

Research

Find me on: Google Scholar.

Publications

Number of items: 18.

Article

Mo, Ronald and Horner, Andrew (2024) The Effects of Convolution Reverberation on the Emotional Characteristics of Musical Instrument Sounds. Computer Music Journal. ISSN 1531-5169 (In Press)

Chau, Chuck-jee, Gilburt, Samuel, Mo, Ronald and Horner, Andrew (2017) The Emotional Characteristics of Bowed String Instruments with Different Pitch and Dynamics. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 65 (7/8). pp. 573-588. ISSN 15494950

Mo, Ronald, So, Richard and Horner, Andrew (2016) An Investigation into How Reverberation Effects the Space of Instrument Emotional Characteristics. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 64 (12). pp. 988-1002. ISSN 15494950

Mo, Ronald, Choi, Ga, Lee, Chung and Horner, Andrew (2016) The Effects of MP3 Compression on Perceived Emotional Characteristics in Musical Instruments. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 64 (11). pp. 858-867. ISSN 15494950

Chau, Chuck-Jee, Mo, Ronald and Horner, Andrew (2016) The Emotional Characteristics of Piano Sounds with Different Pitch and Dynamics. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 64 (11). pp. 918-932. ISSN 15494950

Mo, Ronald, Wu, Bin and Horner, Andrew (2015) The Effects of Reverberation on the Emotional Characteristics of Musical Instruments. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 63 (12). pp. 966-979. ISSN 15494950

Conference or Workshop Item

Mo, Ronald K. (2023) Electric Guitar Sound Restoration with Diffusion Models. In: DMRN+18: Digital Music Research Network One-day Workshop 2023, 19 Dec 2023, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK. (Unpublished)

Mo, Ronald K. (2023) Emotion-driven Motivic Development using Diffusion Models. In: CHIME Annual One-day Music and HCI Workshop, 04 Dec 2023, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

Mo, Ronald K. and Lam, Albert Y.S. (2020) Augmenting Telephony Audio Data using Robust Principal Component Analysis. In: IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence, Dec 1, 2020 - Dec 4, 2020, Canberra, ACT, Australia.

Chan, Hiu-Ting, Mo, Ronald, Keyes, Christopher and Horner, Andrew (2019) The Emotional Characteristics of Brass Musical Instruments with Different Pitch and Dynamics. In: International Computer Music Conference, Jun 16, 2019 - Jun 24, 2019, New York, USA.

Hong, Yu, Mo, Ronald K. and Horner, Andrew (2018) The Effects of Mode, Pitch, and Dynamics on Valence in Piano Scales and Chord Progressions. In: International Computer Music Conference, Aug 5, 2018 - Fri, Aug 10, 2018, Daegu, South Korea.

Mo, Ronald K., So, Richard H. Y. and Horner, Andrew (2018) Investigating How Convolution Reverberation Effects the Space of Instrument Emotional Characteristics. In: International Computer Music Conference, Aug 5, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018, Daegu, South Korea.

Chan, Hiu-Ting, Mo, Ronald, Chau, Chuck-Jee and Horner, Andrew (2018) The Emotional Characteristics of Section String Instruments with Different Pitch and Dynamics. In: International Computer Music Conference, Aug 5, 2018 - Aug 10, 2018, Daegu, South Korea.

Mo, Ronald K. and Horner, Andrew (2017) The Effects of Convolution Reverberation on the Emotional Characteristics. In: International Computer Music Conference, Oct 16, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017, Shanghai, China.

Mo, Ronald K., So, Richard H. Y. and Horner, Andrew (2017) How Does Parametric Reverberation Change the Space of Instrument Emotional Characteristics? In: International Computer Music Conference, Oct 16, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017, Shanghai, China.

Mo, Ronald, Choi, Ga Lam, Lee, Chung and Horner, Andrew (2016) The Effects of MP3 Compression on Emotional Characteristics. In: International Computer Music Conference, Sep 12, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Mo, Ronald, Wu, Bin and Horner, Andrew (2016) The Effects of Reverberation Time and Amount on the Emotional Characteristics. In: International Computer Music Conference, Sep 12, 2016 - Sep 16, 2016, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Thesis

Mo, Ronald (2017) The Effects of Audio Processing on the Perceived Emotional Characteristics of Musical Instrument Sounds. Doctoral thesis, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

This list was generated on Mon Jun 17 03:20:56 2024 BST.

  • Audio Signal Processing
  • Music Information Retrieval
  • Machine Learning/Deep Learning

Membership:

  • IEEE Member


External Reviewer:

  • International Computer Music Conference 2019
  • Journal of Audio Engineering Society (JAES)
  • Computer Music Journal (CMJ)

Last updated 30 May 2024