Currently: Senior Researcher
Highest qualification: Doctorate (PhD, DPhil)
Elaine Chew is a senior CNRS researcher at the Science et Technologies de la Musique et du Son (STMS) Laboratory, a joint research unit (UMR9912) of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique / Musique (IRCAM), Sorbonne University, and French Ministry of Culture. Her scientific research centers on the design of mathematical and computational tools to model, analyze, visualize, and manipulate structures in music and arrhythmia sequences.
She is a frequent invited keynote and plenary speaker on music and technology at international conferences. Her work has been featured in Der Spiegel, Los Angeles Philharmonic's Inside the Music, BBC Radio 3 and BBC World Service, podcasts of Ada Lovelace Day and the Barbican, as well as an exhibition on Beautiful Science: Ideas that Changed the World at the Huntington Library in California. She has also been interviewed and her work featured in documentaries on the lives of geometer Donald Coxeter (The Man Who Saved Geometry) and master bridge designer Ralph Modjeski (Bridging Urban America). As a pianist, she has performed as chamber musician and soloist at numerous venues worldwide and frequently collaborates with composers to commission, create, present, and record on Albany (Doubles) and Neuma (Child's Play) Records eclectic post-tonal music.