Hi! My name is Elena. I am a PhD student and researcher at New York University's Music and Audio Research Lab (MARL). Before joining MARL, I taught sound recording and managed the recording studio at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), where I completed my M.A. degree in 2019. I work on research projects related to music information retrieval, sound recording, and vocal expression. So far, I have presented my work at the annual ISMIR and ICML conferences, at Stanford and Berkeley, as well as at several tech companies. I also hold a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA in Cognitive Science.
As a musician, I perform with several Bay Area vocal groups and am working with composer Dr. Anne Hege and Dr. Ge Wang on "The Furies," a new opera to be performed with the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk). I am also a recording engineer/producer, specializing in vocal music. I record many of the a cappella groups at Stanford and run live sound for shows. My work has been nominated for several awards by the Contemporary A Cappella Society.
I am currently seeking an audio research internship for summer 2021. Please feel free to reach out if you know of any opportunities that may be a fit, thank you!