News >> Three Talks by Professor Steve Uhlig, Dr. Gyorgy Fazekas and Ms. Siying Wang

June 03th, 2016

Talk by Professor Steve Uhlig:


Prof. Steve Uhlig is Professor of Networks at Queen Mary University of London. Prof. Uhlig is area editor of Elsevier Computer Communications journal and is currently a Guest Professor at the Institute for Computing Technology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

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Professor Steve Uhlig gave a talk to the QMUL-BUPT Joint Programme students on 17th March, 2016 at the BUPT HongFu campus in Beijing. He introduced the MSc/PhD opportunities in QMUL EECS, focusing on the research streams and MSc/PhD opportunities in the Networks Group. The students took up the opportunity to ask lots of questions about the MSc/PhD opportunities at QMUL.

Talk by Dr. Gyorgy Fazekas:


Dr. George Fazekas is a Lecturer in Digital Media at the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM), School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London and is Principal Investigator of the European Horizon 2020 project Audio Commons.


Dr. Gyorgy Fazekas gave a talk to the QMUL-BUPT Joint Programme students on 28th March, 2016 in BUPT HongFu campus in Beijing. He introduced his research and the research streams in the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) of EECS. It was a very interesting talk and there as a lot of interaction between Gyorgy and students, who were fascinated by the interesting music, videos, and the research. Gyorgy also shared his study and research experience at QMUL. After the talk, the students asked lots of questions regarding research opportunities at QMUL.

Talk by Ms. Siying Wang:


Siying Wang is a third-year PhD student in Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London, funded by China Scholarship Council. Her research topic is “Improving Accuracy and Robustness of Automatic Music Alignment Methods for Highly Expressive Music”, supervised by Dr. Simon Dixon, Dr Sebastian Ewert and Prof. Elaine Chew. She is interested in music informatics and musical expression study. She has published several papers in international conferences, one of which won the Best Student Paper in AASP, ICASSP 2015.

 She graduated from the Joint Programme in 2013, majored in Telecommunications Engineering with Management, with the first class honour. During her study in BUPT, she won various scholarship and awards, including National Scholarship of China, Principal’s Prize of QMUL, First class Academic Scholarship and Outstanding Student of BUPT.

Title: Doing a PhD at C4DM@EECS@QMUL


Siying Wang gave a talk to the QMUL-BUPT Joint Programme students on 7th April, 2016 on the BUPT HongFu campus in Beijing.

She shared her experience of being a PhD student in C4DM (Centre for Digital Music) at QMUL. She introduced her research and why she choose this specific topic. Her talk shone a light on the research life of a PhD student in QMUL, including daily research, communicating with supervisors, paper deadlines, as well as attending seminars, workshops and conferences. She also shared her experience of working with brilliant researchers in C4DM, which is a world-leading multidisciplinary research group in the field of Music & Audio Technology.

She also talked about the support and help she gets from EECS and QMUL, including various events on skills development, networking, and career planning, as well as advice and counselling on both research and personal life. Also she talked about life outside research, including social events and societies.

Siying has set a great example for our current QMUL-BUPT JP students. After the talk, the students were keen to ask questions about study plans, how to counter the pressure from PhD study, how to apply for PhD places in QMUL, and how to find a good study/life balance.