Hello, I'm Maya Ackerman (full name "Margareta"). I specialize in Machine Learning, spanning from foundations to emerging applications in Computational Creativity. I got my PhD in Computer Science from the University Waterloo, was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech and UC San Diego, and I'm currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering at Santa Clara University.

My work on computational creativity benefits from extensive artistic training. In particular, I've received six years of vocal training, focusing on opera.

I'm co-founder and CEO of WaveAI Inc., where we created ALYSIA, a Songwriting Artificial Intelligence that makes it unprecedentedly simple to write original songs. |


CGTN TV: Artificial Intelligence Program Composes Music

Palo Alto Weekly: Algorithm and rhyme: Artificial intelligence takes on songwriting

NBC News: How Humans Are Creating Artistic Partnerships with AI

New Scientist: Machine learning lets computer create melodies to fit any lyrics

ABC 27 WTXL: FSU Mobile Lab Shines a Spotlight on Dance.

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Stanford University. Computational Creativity: Can Computers Be Creative? LAST festival. 03/24/18.

Google. Algorithmic Songwriting. 05/04/17.

Ericsson. Algorithmic Songwriting. 05/17/17.

Stanford University. Computational Creativity: Can Computers Be Creative? LASER series. 10/5/17.

IBM Research. Formal Foundations of Clustering. 03/16/17.

Stanford University. Algorithmic Songwriting. 04/13/2017.

Harvey Mudd. Artificial Intelligence that Composes Songs. 11/30/17

Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana. The Computer as a Creativity Partner (Seminar + Conference). 10/17

PASEO Festival. World Premiere of ALYSIA's Compositions. 04/8/17.

Musical Metacreation Concert. Composed by Machine: Songs by ALYSIA, ROBOCCINI, and MABLE. 06/19/2017.

LASER Talks in San Jose. Composed by an Artificial Intelligence: Soprano and Violist Perform Machine-Made Songs. 06/03/2017.