CV (Academic)

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Education

  • Ph.D. Candidate in Music Technology,  (expected Spring 2017). New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Social Sciences. Committee Chair: M. Mary Farbood.
  • M.A. in Music Technology 2011, McGill University, 2011. Thesis: Quantifying Audience Responses to Music: methods for analyzing collections of emotional experience time series. Supervisor: Stephen McAdams.
  • B. Sc. in Mathematics, Honours 2008, McGill University, Faculty of Science.
  • B. Mus. in Music Theory, Honours 2008, McGill University, Schulich School of Music.

Teaching & Advising

  • Instructor, Psychology of Music 2014, 2016. Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Steinhardt School of Music, NYU
    • Instructor of record for graduate-level seminar on Psychology of music for three sessions.
    • Designed course content and evaluation to suite intensive and normal session length.
    • Incorporated scientific practices such as peer review and digital experimental interface design.

Research Experience

  • Statistics and Experimental Design Consultant, Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Steinhardt School of Music, NYU. Supported graduate and Master’s Thesis research with instruction and feedback. (2011-2016)
  • Summer school on The Dynamics of Music and Language, Center for Human Adaptive Systems and Environments (CHASE) and University of California (Merced). (2014)
  • Part time RA in Music Perception and Cognition Lab, Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Supervisor, S. McAdams. Topic: Behavioural and physiological response time series analysis, music analysis. (2010-2011)
  • NSERC Undergraduate Science Research Assistant, Mathematics and Statistics, Science Faculty, McGill University, Supervisor: T. Humphries. Topic: Analyzing and modeling the dynamics of linear state dependent differential delay equations. (2008)
  • Full time Summer RA in Music Perception and Cognition Lab, Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Supervisor: S. McAdams. Topic: Continuous rating data analysis, music analysis. (2007)

Publications

  • Farbood, M. M., & Upham, F. (2013). Interpreting expressive performance through listener judgments of musical tension. Frontiers in psychology, 4.
  • Humphries, A. R., DeMasi, O., Magpantay, F. M., & Upham, F. (2012). Dynamics of a delay differential equation with multiple state dependent delays. Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems A.
  • Upham, F. (2012). Limits on the application of statistical correlations to continuous response data. In E. Cambouropoulos, C. Tsougras, P. Mavromatis, & K. Pastiades (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (pp. 1037-1041).
  • Knight, T., Upham, F., & Fujinaga, I. (2011). The potential for automatic assessment of trumpet tone quality. In ISMIR (pp. 573-578).
  • Upham, F. & McAdams, S. Activity Analysis and Coordination in Continuous Responses to Music. (Under revision) 

Presentations

  • 2014 Breathing with: listener respiratory phase alignment with music, Queen Mary University, January 14.
  • 2013 Workshop: Activity Analysis for Continuous Responses to Music, McGill University, October 11.
  • 2016, Breathing while listening to music, Music and Movement Workshop. New York University, New York NY, USA (Talk)
  • 2016, Respiratory alignment to music in repeated response case studies, NEMCOG, Harvard University, Cambridge MS, USA (Poster)
  • 2015, Music for doing, 2015 Meeting of the Society of Music Perception and Cognition, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TS, USA (Poster)
  • 2015, Stephen McAdams & Finn Upham, Effects of previous knowledge about a piece of music on continuous ratings of musical resemblance, 2015 Meeting of the Society of Music Perception and Cognition, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TS, USA (Talk)
  • 2015 Brian McFee & Finn Upham, Interpreting musical taste through playlists, 2015 Meeting of the Society of Music Perception and Cognition, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TS, USA (Talk)
  • 2014 Measuring listeners’ emotionally expressive responses to music, Seventh International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology, Goldsmiths University, London, UK (Talk)
  • 2014 Listener respiration: Active, Attentive, or Inattentive, 13th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Seoul, South Korea (Poster)
  • 2014 Reframing emotions and music, 13th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Seoul, South Korea (Talk)
  • 2013 Body and breath entrainment in the solo response project, 2013 Meeting of the Society of Music Perception and Cognition, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. (Talk)
  • 2013 Mary Fabood & Finn Upham, Coordination in musical tension and liking ratings of scrambled music, 2013 Meeting of the Society of Music Perception and Cognition, Toronto, Canada. (Talk)
  • 2013 Publishing practices in music cognition: Replication studies and null results (Symposium on replication and null results), 2013 Meeting of the Society of Music Perception and Cognition, Toronto, Canada. (Talk)
  • 2013 Rocking out in a chair: Physiological signal processing to detect dancing activity in a seated listener, CogMIR, Toronto, Canada. (Poster)
  • 2013 How and when I feel: Coordination of continuous emotional responses from a single subject, 3rd International Conference on Music & Emotion, Jyväskulä, Finland. (Talk)
  • 2013 Respiration entrainment to music and spoken word in a single participant. CRBLM Inaugural symposium on Music and Language. Montreal, Canada. (Poster)
  • 2013 Danceability and Head-nodding as Measured by Detrended Fluctuation Analysis. Meeting of the Northeast Music Informatics Special Interest Group, The Echonest, Boston, MA. (Talk)
  • 2012 Many ways of hearing: Clustering continuous responses to music, 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Thessaloniki, Greece. (Poster)
  • 2012 Online learning of Emotion Rating Changes using Musical Features as Experts. Second meeting of CogMIR, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. (Poster)
  • 2011 Finn Upham & Stephen McAdams, Piece vs Performance: Comparing Coordination of Audiencesʼ Physiological Responses to Two Performances of Arcadeltʼs “Il bianco e dolce cigno”.  2011 Meeting of the Society of Music Perception and Cognition, Rochester, NY. (Talk)
  • 2010 Finn Upham & Stephen McAdams, Towards an Audience Model of Listening Experience. 11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, Seattle, WA. (Talk)

Grants and Fellowships

  • 2013-2015 NSERC, Postgraduate Doctoral Scholarship
  • 2012-2015 Steinhardt Doctoral Fellowship
  • 2008 NSERC Undergraduate Research Award

Other Experience

  • 2013-2016 Coordinator for the MARL talk series, organising 12-24 invited talks a year to music technology students and researchers of NYU.
  • 2014-2016 Contributing member of the Three Patch Podcast: participating in, recording, and producing audio segments of discussions, interviews, and comedy pieces for a monthly fandom podcast.
  • 2009-2011 Volunteer Mechanic and Collective member of The Flat, McGill University’s cooperative bike shop.
  • 2008 Tour Liaison for the Rising Tide  Otesha Tour: coordinator and rider/player in two month educational theatre / cycling tour of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
  • Web resources: Continuous Response Analysis Wiki. http://crawiki.org
  • 2008 Volunteer Radio Producer and Announcer on CKUT for Movement Museum, a program on dance in Montreal.

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