Dr. CHAU Chuck-jee 周卓之
PhD (CSE), MA (Music), MSc (CSE), BEng (CE), LRSM (Piano), ATCL (Percussion)
- 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 (Trinity College London)
I started my post as a Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in 2018. I mainly work on fundamental service courses, as well as some introductory courses in the department. 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.
With a passion in the blend of art and engineering, I created the course AIST2010: An Introduction to Computer Music in 2019. I also lead a few (computer) music related projects around. LinkedIn Profile Personal page
More at my technical blog on computer music research for Traditional Chinese readers: 電腦音樂研究筆記 Computer Music Research Notes
Here are some courses that I’m involved in.
|AIST1000||Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning||An introductory course for AIST major students, overviewing aspects and prospects of AI
|AIST2010||Introduction to Computer Music||An overview on multiple disciplines in the realm of computer music, including analysis/synthesis, visualization, music programming, music information retrieval, and algorithmic music generation. A strong programming component ensure students will be able to explore further after course completion.
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|AIST3110||Music Information Retrieval NEW!||Music processing is an interdisciplinary research area where technology and art meets. We work on feature extraction and analysis in different time scales, including tempo and beat tracking, chord recognition, and structure analysis.
|CSCI2720 / ESTR2106||Building Web Applications||Almost everything in full-stack web development, from raw HTML to the ME*N stack
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|CSCI3250||Computers and Society||Discussions, visits, and student presentations covering all non-technical corners of computer and technology
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|CSCI3251||Engineering Practicum||Some fun with technical aspects for every CSE students in workshops and collaborative projects
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|ECLT5830||Network and Web Programming||An advanced internet programming course for fullstack developers in master level
|An introductory IT course for all non-Engineering students in CUHK on topics including security and literacy
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|ENGG1110||Problem Solving with Programming
|Bootstrap programming course for all Engineering students
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- Department Exemplary Teaching Award (2021), CSE
Before joining CUHK, I held the post of Teaching Associate at the HK University of Science and Technology for some 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
Final Year Projects
Sensors for Piano Acoustic Measurement
* Collaboration with Parsons Music
|LAU Yin Hoi
LEUNG Wan Yin
Exploring Music Information Retrieval
|WAN Yee Ki
WONG Tsz Lung
Music Visualization on Mobile App
LI Yan Lap
Deep Music Generation with GAN
|TSO Ka Wing
WONG Wing Yan
Music Re-orchestration Automation
|CHEUNG Yu Shing
LAI Jian Zhong
Musical Instrument Design
|LAW Hei Yiu
LEUNG Pok Ho
Musical Instrument Design
|MAK Hoi Lam
YIP E Qiao
Guitar Virtual Instrument with Physical Modelling Synthesis
* Accepted for oral presentation in ICMC 2020, see video and demo site
|HO Ka Wing
Skill Matching Platform
|CHAN Ka Wing
KWONG Lap Ting
|CHAN Ka Yin
YIP Tsz Hong
Projects I’m Leading
- Technical Blog:
Computer Music Research Notes
- Computer Music Development (CMD)
- Here we gather some efforts to talk about and explain computer music research topics in layman terms, for Traditional Chinese readers, at https://medium.com/computer-music-research-notes
- From Summer 2020, I’ve started some projects with the funding support by the Student Campus Work Scheme, and the NAC Campus Service Award.
- Since helping with its foundation in 2005, I have been participating as performer from time to time in the Engineering Concert from time to time. Now I take the role of advisor for the organizing committee since 2019.
Other advising roles
- ERG L1 Academic Advising
- NA Student-Oriented Teaching & Seminars (STOT)
- NA Mentorship
- CEFAR Academy
- Providing advice for small groups of first-year students in the Engineering Faculty
- Leading (curating) a small class of Year 1 students from all faculties from our college for discussions and presentations
- I’m trying to be a mentor in New Asia College Mentorship scheme since 2019
- I am serving as an academic advisor for a few projects in the MSc FinTech programme on collaboration with industrial advisors from outside CUHK
Research interests: computer music, music information retrieval, signal processing, audio engineering, music/visual programming, music technology
- K.-w. Ho, Y. Ling, and C.-j. Chau, “Guitar Virtual Instrument using Physical Modelling with Collision Simulation,” in Proceedings of the 47th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Santiago, Chile, 25–31 July 2021, pp. 220–223. (Conference postponed due to COVID-19)
- F. Lau, B. Y. Chang, Y. Hong, C. J. Chau, B. Chu, P. Mok, G. Tang, D. S. Y. Lam, A. Horner, “An Experiential Course on Creative Sound Design,” in Proceedings of the 47th International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Santiago, Chile, 25–31 July 2021, pp. 466–469.
- C.-j. Chau, “Blended and Experiential Learning in Computers and Society,” Presented at Teaching and Learning Innovation Expo, CUHK. [Online]. July 2020.
- 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.
- Y. Hong, C.-j. Chau, and A. Horner, “How often and why mode fails to predict mood in low-arousal classical piano music,” Journal of New Music Research, vol. 47, pp. 462–475, June 2018.
- 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.
- C.-j. Chau, S.J.M. Gilburt, R. Mo, and A. Horner, “The Emotional Characteristics of Bowed String Instruments 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, “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 Characteristics 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.
- C.-j. Chau, “Digital Arts and Artificial Intelligence,” Guest Talk for Science Academy for Young Talents, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 3 August 2021.
- CUHK UPDates: Go On, Little Nightingale: What AI does for art—and what it doesn't (2021).
- HKUST News: Engineer Loves Music (2016).
- C.-j. Chau, “Characterizing the emotion of individual piano and other musical instrument sounds,” Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, 2017. (slides)
- Program committee member: Workshop on Functional Art, Music, Modeling and Design 2018
- Ad-hoc reviewer: ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications 2022
- Ad-hoc reviewer: IEEE Transaction on Multimedia 2018 2019
- Ad-hoc reviewer: Journal of the Audio Engineering Society 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
- Ad-hoc book proposal peer reviewer: Routledge — Audio 2021
- Office: Room 328, 3/F, Pi Ch'iu Building, CUHK
- Counselling hours:
- by appointment
- Email: chuckjee at cse.cuhk.edu.hk
- Tel: (852) 3943 9783