News & Events

17 August 2012
Director of the MET-lab, Youngmoo Kim was awarded Scientist of the Year at the annual Philadelphia Geek Awards.

29 April 2012
MET-lab hosts a signature event for the Philadelphia Science Festival. This unique jazz concert will allow the audience to experience the science behind the music via large screen visualizations and an interactive smartphone app. The program features performances from stellar musicians including drummer Will Calhoun (Living Colour), and pianist Marc Cary.

2 December 2011
A story about the Magnetic Resonator Piano, developed by MET-lab postdoctoral fellow Andrew McPherson, was broadcast on WHYY's Morning Edition and
NewsWorks Tonight radio programs and website,
highlighting upcoming concerts on December 3 (in Drexel's Mitchell Auditorium) and December 4 (at Temple) featuring the instrument.

1 December 2011
MET-lab's three (soon to be six) Hubo+ robots were featured in a short segment on WHYY's NewsWorks Tonight radio program and website.

7 June 2011
Our musical humanoids research received mention on the Science & the Arts blog (from NPR's Science Friday). The article includes an interview with MET-lab Director, Youngmoo Kim.

9 May 2011
The iNotes project, MET-lab's collaboration with The Philadelphia Orchestra, was announced as a winner of the
Knight Arts Challenge Philadelphia. This effort, based upon our DrexelCast project, is aimed at enhancing concert content, accessibility, and audience engagement using mobile apps that provide real-time context about live performances.

26 April 2011: 2-5pm
As part of Philly Tech Week 2011, MET-lab presents "Music Technology Research @ Drexel", an open house featuring presentations and hands-on demos of our current projects. The event is free and open to the public. Details

12 April 2011: 11am
MET-lab is hosting a talk by James Johnston, Chief Scientist of DTS digital theater sound systems and co-inventor of mp3, at 11am in Drexel's Mitchell Auditorium (Bossone Research Center). He will present his experiences as a researcher at Bell Labs pursuing audio technology research and developing the audio and music coding standards (mp3 and AAC) now used universally by computers and portable media players.

7 February 2011
MET-lab post-doctoral fellow, Andrew McPherson, and director, Youngmoo Kim, were interviewed for an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the new Leonardo da Vinci exhibit at the Franklin Institute. A photo gallery and video from our visit to the exhibit are also linked from the story.

28 January 2011
MET-lab will host the Northeast Music Informatics Special Interest Group (NEMISIG) 2011 workshop. Details can be found here.

16 December 2010
The MET-lab's piano playing robot project was featured in an article by New Scientist.

11 June 2010
MET-lab again made the front page of the Philadelphia Inquirer in an article about the Orchestral Performance Companion, our collaborative project with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

25 November 2009
MET-lab was featured in the Technically Philly weblog on Wednesday, November 25, 2009.

20 January 2007
More press recognition for MET-lab-er Patrick Richardson's art-rock band MusicForHeadphones, : this time the band is featured as Undiscovered Band of June on the Filter Magazine Blog . Again, the interview is with band guitarist/songwriter Jonathan Allen (Patrick's Brother).

20 January 2007
Philadelphia art-rock band MusicForHeadphones, with MET-lab student Patrick Richardson on drums, is featured on the website Philly Girl About Town. The interview is with the band's guitarist/songwriter Jonathan Allen (Patrick's Brother).

3 December 2007
MyHome 2.0, a television series co-hosted by MET-lab student Lloyd Emelle broadcast its Philadelphia premiere over the weekend on WFXT 29. The show can also be seen in the Pittsburgh area, and a full broadcast schedule is available.

30 November 2007
MET-lab principal investigator Youngmoo Kim was interviewed on the Wall Street Journal This Morning radio program. Click here to listen to the interview.

18 November 2007
MET-lab's Music Similarity project and principal investigator Youngmoo Kim were featured in a front page story in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Sunday, November 18, 2007.