Johanna Devaney is an Associate Professor at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY, where she teaches courses in music theory, music technology, and data analysis. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Cognition at Ohio State University and a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) at the University of California at Berkeley. She currently serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of New Music Research.
Her research seeks to understand how humans engage with music, primarily through performance, with a particular focus on the singing voice, and how computers can be used to model and augment our understanding of this engagement. She is also interested in computational audio understanding more broadly, as well as how human learning practices can inform the development and evaluation of machine learning models. Her work draws on the disciplines of music, psychology, and computer science, primarily contributing to the field of Music Information Retrieval.
Johanna’s research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSRHC), the Fonds de recherche sur la société et la culture (FRQSC), the Google Faculty Research program, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).