I completed my PhD at the Computer Music Research Lab - University of Plymouth UK

I had my PhD degree awarded on 03/09/2012 with the title "Emergent Rhythmic Structures as Cultural Phenomena Driven by Social Pressure in a Society of Artificial Agents".

Topics of research

. Rhythm Perception and Production
. Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing
. Bioacoustics
. Sound Analysis and Synthesis
. Composition
. Artificial Intelligence
. Evolutionary Computation and Artificial Life
. Neural Networks
. Music Information Retrieval (MIR)
. Physical Models of Musical Instruments


PDFs of some of these articles can also be found at my former lab publications page

  • Martins, J. M., Shen, K. and Muschenich, M. (2015). "Rhythms from the animal world in the practice of composers ", Proceedings of the XXV International Bioacoustics Congress, Sep 5-12 2015, Murnau (Germany)

  • Martins, J. M. (2013). "Soundscape from virtual ecological environments", Proceedings of the International Amibio Workshop "Recent Progress in Computational Bioacoustics for Assessing Biodiversity", Jun 13-14 2013, Bonn (Germany)

  • Martins, J. M. and Miranda, E. R. (2008). "Engineering the Role of Social Pressure: A New Artificial Life Approach to Software for Generative Music". Journal on Software Engineering, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp.31-42.
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  • Martins, J. M. and Miranda, E. R. (2008). "Breeding Rhythms with Artificial Life", Proceedings of the 5th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Berlin (Germany)
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  • Martins, J. M. and Miranda, E. R. (2007). "Emergent Rhythmic Phrases in an A-Life Environment", Proceedings of the Workshop on Music and Artificial Life - European Conferecence of Artificial Life (ECAL) . Lisbon (Portugal)
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  • Martins, J. M. and Miranda, E. R. (2006). "Evolution of rhythm in a society of virtual agents", Rhythm, time and temporal organisation conference, Edinburgh (UK).

  • Martins, J. M. and Miranda, E. R. (2006). "A Connectionist Architecture for the Evolution of Rhythms", Proceedings of EvoWorkshops 2006, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, Budapest (Hungary).
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  • Martins, J. M. and Miranda, E. R. (2005). "Societies of rhythmic agents: A neural representation of rhythm", Proceedings of the 10th Rhythm Perception and Production Workshop (RPPW2005), Bilzen (Belgium).

  • Martins, J. M., Gimenes, M. , Manzolli, J. and Maia Jr, A. (2005). "Similarity Measures for Rhythmic Sequences", Proceedings of the 10th Brazilian Symposium of Musical Computation (SBCM), Belo Horizonte (Brazil).
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  • Coutinho, E., Gimenes, M., Martins, J. and Miranda, E. R. (2005). "Computational Musicology: An Artificial Life Approach", Proceedings of the 2nd Portuguese Workshop on Artificial Life and Evolutionary Algorithms Workshop, Covilhã (Portugal).
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  • Martins, J. P. M., Pereira, F., Miranda, E. R. and Cardoso, A. (2004). "Enhancing Sound Design with Conceptual Blending of Sound Descriptors", Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Creativity (CC'04) - European Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ECCBR), Technical Report 142-04, pp. 243-255, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain).
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  • Martins, J. (2002). "Physical Modelling of the Guitar" Licenciatura's final project published as a Technical Report by the University of Coimbra (Portugal).

  • Martins, J. (2002). "Measurement of String Instruments" published in the report of the Seminar of Measurements and Modelling in Acoustics and Audio. Report no. 65 Helsinki University of Technology, Laboratory of Acoustics and Audio Signal Processing, May, Helsinki (Finland)
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