Berker Banar



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Berker is a PhD student at the UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in AI and Music at Queen Mary University of London, supervised by Simon Colton. His PhD project is about composing contemporary classical music using generative deep learning, which focuses on developing and analysing deep learning techniques including transformers and self-supervised representation learning for symbolic and audio domain music generation. 

Research interests

At the Turing, Berker is interested in conducting a quality and diversity-based analysis of deep generative music models encouraging out-of-distribution generation in conjunction with explainable AI techniques.