Ilaria Manco is a PhD student at the UKRI CDT in Artificial Intelligence and Music. Her primary research area is multimodal deep learning for music informatics, with a focus on developing audio-linguistic models to help machines understand and reason about music. During her time at the Turing, she is interested in collaborating on grounded language models and creative applications of AI. Prior to her PhD, she worked as a data scientist and obtained an MSci in physics from Imperial College London.