Adam Wilson

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Adam Wilson

Dr. Adam J. Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Emerging Media Technologies, specializing in Media Computation, in the Entertainment Technology Department at CUNY City Tech in Brooklyn.

Dr. Wilson holds a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, San Diego, where he developed software to facilitate real-time musical collaboration between computers and human performers. Dr. Wilson earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College. He is also permanently certified as a secondary school teacher by the University of the State of New York, and taught for several years in the public schools in the Bronx.

Dr. Wilson's research involves creating software for automatic music improvisation and real-time human-computer interaction in live music performance. His work in this domain has led to or incorporated the development of software for music information retrieval, algorithmic music composition, and data sonification. Dr. Wilson frequently performs with his software experiments on the fretless electric guitar, an instrument that caters to his penchant for microtonality.

Prior to joining the faculty at City Tech and between stints in academia, Dr. Wilson accumulated eight years of industry experience as a software engineer, working primarily in web programming and cloud applications for both start-ups and established companies in Boston and New York City.

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