Dr. Rebecca Fiebrink
Dr. Rebecca Fiebrink is a Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London. She designs new ways for humans to interact with computers in creative practice, and she is the developer of the Wekinator software for interactive machine learning. This software has been downloaded thousands of times and used by world-renowned composers and artists including Laetitia Sonami, Phoenix Perry, Dan Trueman, Michelle Nagai, and Anne Hege to make new musical instruments and interactive experiences. She has worked with companies including Microsoft Research, Sun Microsystems Research Labs, Imagine Research, and Smule, where she helped to build the #1 iTunes app “I am T-Pain.” She is the creator of a massively open online course (MOOC) titled “Machine Learning for Musicians and Artists,” offered in 2016 by Kadenze. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University. Prior to moving to Goldsmiths, she was an Assistant Professor at Princeton University, where she co-directed the Princeton Laptop Orchestra.