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Dr. CHAU Chuck-jee
周卓之

Lecturer, Department of Computer Science and Engineering


About

PhD (CSE), MA (Music), MSc (CSE), BEng (CE), LRSM (Piano)

  • PhD in Computer Science and Engineering (HKUST)
  • MA in Music (HKBU)
  • MSc in Computer Science and Engineering (HKUST)
  • BEng in Computer Engineering (CUHK)
  • LRSM in Piano Performance (ABRSM)
  • ATCL Recital in Percussion (TCL)

I started my post as a Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in 2018. At the moment, I am mainly responsible for fundamental service courses. I have been away from CUHK for a dozen years for my postgraduate studies in HKUST researching in computer music, after finishing my undergraduate in CUHK Computer Engineering with a minor in Music. LinkedIn Profile

Early days in CUHK
  • CEG y03
  • New Asia College
  • Minor in Music and German
  • Number of MUS+GER courses taken may be more than CEG+CSC courses
  • Founding chairman of CUHK Philharmonic Society in 2005
  • Was in organizing committee of the beginning years of the Faculty of Engineering Annual Concert

Teaching

Courses in CUHK
Others

Before joining CUHK, I held the post of Teaching Associate at the HK University of Science and Technology for a few years. Here is a selection of courses I have been responsible for, especially in lab design and teaching:

  • COMP1001 (COMP101) Exploring Multimedia and Internet Computing
  • COMP1021 Introduction to Computer Science (Python)
  • COMP1022Q Introduction to Computing with Excel VBA
  • COMP3311 Database Management Systems
  • COMP3511 Operating Systems
  • COMP4441 (COMP342) Introduction to Computer Music
  • USTM17 Linux Networking Administration

Research

Research Interests: Computer music, signal processing, audio engineering, music/visual programming, music technology

Publications
  • H.-t. Chan, R. Mo, C.-j. Chau, and A. Horner, “The Emotional Characteristics of Section String Instruments with Different Pitch and Dynamics,” in Proceedings of the 44th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Daegu, South Korea, 5–10 Aug 2018, pp. 350–355.
  • C.-j. Chau, S.J.M. Gilburt, R. Mo, and A. Horner, “The Emotional Characteristics of Bowed String In-struments with Different Pitch and Dynamics,” Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, vol. 65, pp. 573–588, July 2017.
  • Y. Hong, C.-j. Chau, and A. Horner, “A Study of What Makes Calm and Sad Music So Difficult to Distinguish in Music Emotion Recognition,” in Proceedings of the 43rd International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Shanghai, China, 15–20 Oct 2017, pp. 413–418.
  • Y. Hong, C.-j. Chau, and A. Horner, “Mode and Register Categorizations for Predicting Mood in Classical Piano Music,” in Proceedings of the 43rd International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Shanghai, China, 15–20 Oct 2017, pp. 40–45.
  • Y. Hong, C.-j. Chau, and A. Horner, “An Analysis of Low-Arousal Piano Music Ratings to Uncover What Makes Calm and Sad Music So Difficult to Distinguish in Music Emotion Recognition,” Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, vol. 65, pp. 304–320, April 2017.
  • C.-j. Chau, R. Mo, and A. Horner, “The Emotional Characteristics of Piano Sounds with Different Pitch and Dynamics,” Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, vol. 64, pp. 918–932, Nov. 2016.
  • C.-j. Chau and A. Horner, “The Emotional Characteristics of Mallet Percussion Instruments with Different Pitches and Mallet Hardness,” in Proceedings of the 42nd International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Utrecht, The Netherlands, 12–16 Sept 2016, pp. 401–404.
  • S.J.M. Gilburt, C.-j. Chau, and A. Horner, “The Effects of Pitch and Dynamics on the Emotional Charac-teristics of Bowed String Instruments,” in Proceedings of the 42nd International Computer Music Con-ference (ICMC), Utrecht, The Netherlands, 12–16 Sept 2016, pp. 405–410.
  • C.-j. Chau and A. Horner, “The Effects of Pitch and Dynamics on the Emotional Characteristics of Piano Sounds,” in Proceedings of the 41st International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Denton, Texas, USA, 25 Sept–1 Oct 2015, pp. 372–375.
  • C.-j. Chau, B. Wu, and A. Horner, “The Effects of Early Release on Emotion Characteristics and Timbre in Non-Sustaining Musical Instrument Tones,” in Proceedings of the 41st International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Denton, Texas, USA, 25 Sept–1 Oct 2015, pp. 138–141.
  • C.-j. Chau, B. Wu, and A. Horner, “The Emotional Characteristics and Timbre of Nonsustaining Instrument Sounds,” Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, vol. 63, pp. 228–244, Apr. 2015.
  • C.-j. Chau, B. Wu, and A. Horner, “Timbre Features and Music Emotion in Plucked String, Mallet Percussion, and Keyboard Tones,” in Proceedings of the 40th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Athens, Greece, 14–20 Sept 2014, pp. 982–989.
Thesis
  • C.-j. Chau, “Characterizing the emotion of individual piano and other musical instrument sounds,” The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, 2017.
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