Steven Abrams rejoined IBM as a research staff member in May, 1997, working in the Computer Music Center . He is currently the leader of the Music Sketcher project, a tool for interactive musical composition and experimentation.
Dr. Abrams originally started at IBM as a supplemental employee in May 1992, working on 2-D and 3-D geometric processing algorithms and system architecture for a rapid prototyping system in the Manufacturing Research group. He then joined Stratasys, Inc, where he helped to commercialize the rapid prototyping technology developed in the M.R. group-- that technology is currently shipping in Stratasys' "Genisys" product. While working at Stratasys, Dr. Abrams finished his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Columbia University in the Robotics group. His thesis was on sensor planning for robots in an active environment, and focused on multidimensional modeling and manipulation of computer vision constraints and the computation of 3-D swept volumes.
His research interests have changed quite a bit since then; currently he is focused on the development of practical models, algorithms, and representations for manipulating tonal music in ways that help composers work more efficiently. You can reach Dr. Abrams via email at email@example.com.
Talk on Projects of the IBM Computer Music Center on Interactive Techonolgies Day
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