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Ge Wang is an Assistant
Professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music
and Acoustics (CCRMA). He received his B.S. in Computer Science in
2000 from Duke University, and Ph.D. in Computer Science (advisor Perry Cook)
in 2008 from Princeton University. His researches programming
languages and interactive software systems (of all sizes) for computer
music, mobile and social music, new performance ensembles (laptop
orchestra and mobile phone orchestra) and paradigms (e.g., live coding),
visualization, human-computer interaction, sound synthesis and analysis,
musical visualization, and methodologies for education at the intersection
of computer science and music.
Ge is the author and chief architect of the ChucK audio programming
language, and co-directed the Princeton Laptop Orchestra
(PLOrk). He is the founding director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk),
and co-founder and director of the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra
(MoPhO). He was also a developer of the TAPESTREA sound design
environment, and the creator of audio visualizations such as sndpeek. Ge
composes and performs via various electro-acoustic and computer-mediated
means, including with PLOrk/SLOrk, with Perry as a live coding duo, and with
Fiebrink in a duo exploring new performance paradigms, cool audio
software, and great food.
Ge is also the Co-founder of Smule, a startup company exploring social
music-making via mobile devices. Smule serves as a unique platform for
research and development combining the state-of-the-art in computer music
research with the potential to bring its visions to a wide population
(now reaching over 100 million users).
Ge is the designer of Ocarina, and Magic Piano for the iPhone and
iPad. These expressive social musical instruments enable users to
expressively play and share music with one another around the world.
Overall, Ge's mission is to explore and change people make music and
connect through music in our daily lives.