Dorien Herremans

Research fellow (Queen Mary University of London)
Email: d.herremans@qmul.ac.uk
Research Topic: Applications of optimization algorithms and data mining (OR) in the field of music. 

For an updated bio and list of publications, please see here.

Dorien Herremans is currently a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at C4DM, Queen Mary University of London. She got her PhD on the topic of Computer Generation and Classification of Music through Operations Research Methods (Compose≡Compute - Generating and Classifying Music through Operations Research Methods). She graduated as a commercial engineer in management information systems at the University of Antwerp in 2005. After that, she worked as a Drupal consultant and was an IT lecturer at the Les Roches University in Bluche, Switzerland. She also worked as a mandaatassistent at the University of Antwerp, in the domain of operations managment, supply chain management and operations research. Her current research focuses on applications of OR in the field of music. She has developed a variable neighbourhood search algorithm that can compose or generate fifth species counterpoint, with composer specific characteristics, which was implemented as an Android app. This algorithm was later expanded to generate structured music for bagana, by combining it with machine learned models, in collaboration with the lrn2cre8 project. She has also developed models for the dance hit prediction problem. Currently, her focus is on combining machine learning and optimization algorithms to generate polyphonic music with long term coherence by using pattern detection and tension profiles (MorpheuS).

Projects:

Ad-hoc reviewer: European Journal of Operations Research (EJOR), Journal of New Music Research, Expert Systems With Applications, ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, International Conference on Fuzzy System and Data Mining (FSDM), Springer book on Computational Music Analysis, MUME (International Workshop on Musical Metacreation)

PC-member: ISMIR (International Society of Music Information Retrieval), CP (International Conference on Principle and Practice of Constraint Programming), MCM (International Conference on Mathematics and Music), MML (International Workshop on Music and Machine Learning, part of ECML/PKDD).

Part of the Music Performance and Expression group MuPaE, the ANT/OR research group in Antwerp and the Music Informatics Group in San Sebastian. For an up to date list of publications and talks, see here.

 

List of publications

For an up to date list of publications and presentations, please see here.

  • M. Balliauw, D. Herremans, D. Palhazi Cuervo, and K. Sörensen, "A variable neighbourhood search algorithm to generate piano fingerings for polyphonic sheet music," International transactions in operational research, vol. 24, iss. 3, pp. 509-535, 2017.
    [PDF] [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @article{balliauw2015variable,
    title = {A variable neighbourhood search algorithm to generate piano fingerings for polyphonic sheet music},
    author = {Balliauw, Matteo and Herremans, Dorien and Palhazi Cuervo, Daniel and S\"{o}rensen, Kenneth},
    journal = {International Transactions in Operational Research},
    pages = {509--535},
    volume = {24},
    number = {3},
    year = {2017},
    doi = {10.1111/itor.12211},
    keywords = {music and OR},
    }
  • D. Herremans, K. Sörensen, and D. Martens, "Classification and generation of composer-specific music using global feature models and variable neighborhood search," Computer music journal, vol. to appear, 2015.
    [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @article{herremans2015classification,
    title = {Classification and generation of composer-specific music using global feature models and variable neighborhood search},
    author = {Herremans, Dorien and Sörensen, Kenneth and Martens, David},
    journal = {Computer Music Journal},
    volume = {to appear},
    year = {2015},
    doi = {10.1162/COMJ_a_00316},
    publisher = {MIT Press Journals},
    keywords = {music and OR},
    }
  • D. Herremans, S. Weisser, K. Sörensen, and D. Conklin, "Generating structured music for bagana using quality metrics based on markov models," Expert systems with applications, vol. 42, iss. 21, pp. 7424-7435, 2015.
    [PDF] [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @article{herremans2015generating,
    title = {Generating structured music for bagana using quality metrics based on Markov models},
    author = {Herremans, Dorien and Weisser, Stephanie and Sörensen, Kenneth and Conklin, Darrell},
    journal = {Expert Systems with Applications},
    volume = {42},
    number = {21},
    pages = {7424--7435},
    year = {2015},
    doi = {10.1016/j.eswa.2015.05.043},
    publisher = {Elsevier},
    keywords = {music and OR},
    }
  • D. Herremans, D. Martens, and K. Sörensen, "Dance hit song prediction," Journal of new music research, vol. 43, iss. 3, pp. 291-302, 2014.
    [PDF] [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @article{herremans2014dance,
    title = {Dance hit song prediction},
    author = {Herremans, Dorien and Martens, David and Sörensen, Kenneth},
    journal = {Journal of New Music Research},
    volume = {43},
    number = {3},
    pages = {291--302},
    year = {2014},
    doi = {10.1080/09298215.2014.881888},
    publisher = {Taylor \& Francis},
    keywords = {music and OR},
    }
  • D. Herremans and K. Sörensen, "Composing fifth species counterpoint music with a variable neighborhood search algorithm," Expert systems with applications, vol. 40, iss. 16, pp. 6427-6437, 2013.
    [PDF] [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @article{herremans2013composing,
    title = {Composing fifth species counterpoint music with a variable neighborhood search algorithm},
    author = {Herremans, Dorien and Sörensen, Kenneth},
    journal = {Expert systems with applications},
    volume = {40},
    number = {16},
    pages = {6427--6437},
    year = {2013},
    doi = {10.1016/j.eswa.2013.05.071},
    publisher = {Elsevier},
    keywords = {music and OR},
    }
  • D. Herremans and K. Sorensen Sörensen, "Fux, an android app that generates counterpoint," in IEEE symposium on computational intelligence for creativity and affective computing (CICAC), 2013, pp. 48-55.
    [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{herremans2013fux,
    title = {FuX, an android app that generates counterpoint},
    author = {Herremans, Dorien and Sorensen, Sörensen, Kenneth},
    booktitle = {{IEEE} Symposium on Computational Intelligence for Creativity and Affective Computing ({CICAC})},
    pages = {48--55},
    year = {2013},
    doi = {10.1109/CICAC.2013.6595220},
    }
  • D. Herremans and K. Sörensen, "Composing first species counterpoint with a variable neighbourhood search algorithm," Journal of mathematics and the arts, vol. 6, iss. 4, pp. 169-189, 2012.
    [DOI] [Bibtex]
    @article{herremans2012composing,
    title = {Composing first species counterpoint with a variable neighbourhood search algorithm},
    author = {Herremans, Dorien and Sörensen, Kenneth},
    journal = {Journal of Mathematics and the Arts},
    volume = {6},
    number = {4},
    pages = {169--189},
    year = {2012},
    doi = {10.1080/17513472.2012.738554},
    publisher = {Taylor \& Francis},
    keywords = {music and OR},
    }

List of presentations

  • M. Balliauw, D. Herremans, D. Palhazi Cuervo, and K. Sörensen, "A variable neighbourhood search algorithm to generate piano fingerings for polyphonic sheet music," in ORBEL29: 29th annual conference of the belgian operations research society, Antwerp, Belgium, 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{balliauw2015variable_pres,
    author = {Balliauw, Matteo and Herremans, Dorien and Palhazi Cuervo, Daniel and Sörensen, Kenneth},
    title = {A variable neighbourhood search algorithm to generate piano fingerings for polyphonic sheet music},
    booktitle = {{ORBEL29}: 29th Annual Conference of the Belgian Operations Research Society},
    year = {2015},
    address = {Antwerp, Belgium},
    keywords = {music and OR},
    }
  • D. Herremans, "Data mining for dance hit prediction," in Data mining course, master in computer science, Antwerp, Belgium, 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{herremans2015data_pres,
    author = {Herremans, Dorien},
    title = {Data Mining For Dance Hit Prediction},
    booktitle = {Data Mining course, Master in Computer Science},
    year = {2015},
    address = {Antwerp, Belgium},
    keywords = {music and OR},
    }
  • D. Herremans, M. Balliauw, D. Palhazi Cuervo, and K. Sörensen, "Generating fingerings for polyphonic piano music with a tabu search algorithm," in MCM2015: mathematics and computation in music, London, UK, 2015.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{herremans2015generating_pres,
    author = {Herremans, Dorien and Balliauw, Matteo and Palhazi Cuervo, Daniel and Sörensen, Kenneth},
    title = {Generating fingerings for polyphonic piano music with a tabu search algorithm},
    booktitle = {{MCM2015}: Mathematics and Computation in Music},
    year = {2015},
    address = {London, UK},
    keywords = {music and OR},
    }
  • D. Herremans, "Setting optimal parameters of metaheuristic algorithms," in Advanced optimization using metaheuristics, Antwerp, Belgium, 2015.
    [PDF] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{herremans2015setting_pres,
    author = {Herremans, Dorien},
    title = {Setting Optimal Parameters Of Metaheuristic Algorithms},
    booktitle = {Advanced optimization using metaheuristics},
    year = {2015},
    address = {Antwerp, Belgium},
    }
  • D. Herremans, K. Sörensen, and D. Conklin, "First species counterpoint music generation with VNS and vertical viewpoints," in ORBEL28: 28th annual conference of the belgian operations research society, Mons, Belgium, 2014.
    [PDF] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{herremans2014first_pres,
    author = {Herremans, Dorien and Sörensen, Kenneth and Conklin, Darrel},
    title = {First species counterpoint music generation with {VNS} and vertical viewpoints},
    booktitle = {{ORBEL28}: 28th Annual Conference of the Belgian Operations Research Society},
    year = {2014},
    address = {Mons, Belgium},
    keywords = {music and OR},
    }
  • D. Herremans, K. Sörensen, and D. Conklin, "First species counterpoint music generation with VNS and vertical viewpoints," in DMRN+8, London, UK, 2014.
    [PDF] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{herremans2014first_pres2,
    author = {Herremans, Dorien and Sörensen, Kenneth and Conklin, Darrel},
    title = {First species counterpoint music generation with {VNS} and vertical viewpoints},
    booktitle = {{DMRN+8}},
    year = {2014},
    address = {London, UK},
    keywords = {music and OR},
    }
  • D. Herremans, "Setting optimal parameters on a VNS for music generation," in Advanced optimization using metaheuristics, Antwerp, Belgium, 2014.
    [PDF] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{herremans2014setting_pres,
    author = {Herremans, Dorien},
    title = {Setting Optimal Parameters on a {VNS} for Music Generation},
    booktitle = {Advanced optimization using metaheuristics},
    year = {2014},
    address = {Antwerp, Belgium},
    keywords = {music and OR},
    }
  • D. Herremans, D. Martens, and K. Sörensen, "Dance hit prediction," in ECML:european conference on machine learning, Prague, Check Republic, 2013.
    [PDF] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{herremans2013dance_pres,
    author = {Herremans, Dorien and Martens, David and Sörensen, Kenneth},
    title = {Dance hit prediction},
    booktitle = {{ECML}:European Conference on Machine Learning},
    year = {2013},
    address = {Prague, Check Republic},
    keywords = {music and OR},
    }
  • D. Herremans, K. Sörensen, and D. Conklin, "First species counterpoint music generation with VNS and vertical viewpoints," in DMRN+8: digital music research network workshop, London, UK, 2013.
    [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{herremans2013first_pres,
    author = {Herremans, Dorien and Sörensen, Kenneth and Conklin, Darrel},
    title = {First species counterpoint music generation with {VNS} and vertical viewpoints},
    booktitle = {{DMRN+8}: Digital Music Research Network Workshop},
    year = {2013},
    address = {London, UK},
    keywords = {music and OR},
    }
  • D. Herremans and K. Sörensen, "FuX, an android app that generates counterpoint," in IEEE SSCI, Singapore, 2013.
    [PDF] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{herremans2013fux_pres,
    author = {Herremans, Dorien and Sörensen, Kenneth},
    title = {{FuX}, an android app that generates counterpoint},
    booktitle = {{IEEE SSCI}},
    year = {2013},
    address = {Singapore},
    keywords = {music and OR},
    }
  • D. Herremans and K. Sörensen, "Composing counterpoint music with variable seighborhood search," in EURO2012: european conference on operational research, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2012.
    [PDF] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{herremans2012composing_pres,
    author = {Herremans, Dorien and Sörensen, Kenneth},
    title = {Composing counterpoint music with variable seighborhood search},
    booktitle = {{EURO2012}: European Conference on Operational Research},
    year = {2012},
    address = {Vilnius, Lithuania},
    keywords = {music and OR},
    }
  • D. Herremans and K. Sörensen, "Composing counterpoint music with variable neighborhood search," in EU/MEeting 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012.
    [PDF] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{herremans2012composing2_pres,
    author = {Herremans, Dorien and Sörensen, Kenneth},
    title = {Composing counterpoint music with variable neighborhood search},
    booktitle = {{EU/MEeting} 2012},
    year = {2012},
    address = {Copenhagen, Denmark},
    keywords = {music and OR},
    }
  • D. Herremans and K. Sörensen, "Composing counterpoint music with variable neighborhood search," in ORBEL27: 26th annual conference of the belgian operations research society, Brussels, Belgium, 2012.
    [PDF] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{herremans2012composing3_pres,
    author = {Herremans, Dorien and Sörensen, Kenneth},
    title = {Composing counterpoint music with variable neighborhood search},
    booktitle = {{ORBEL27}: 26th Annual Conference of the Belgian Operations Research Society},
    year = {2012},
    address = {Brussels, Belgium},
    keywords = {music and OR},
    }
  • D. Herremans and K. Sörensen, "A variable neighbourhood search algorithm to generate first species counterpoint musical scores," in Doctoral day, Antwerp, Belgium, 2011.
    [PDF] [Bibtex]
    @inproceedings{herremans2011variable_pres,
    author = {Herremans, Dorien and Sörensen, Kenneth},
    title = {A variable neighbourhood search algorithm to generate first species counterpoint musical scores},
    booktitle = {Doctoral day},
    year = {2011},
    address = {Antwerp, Belgium},
    keywords = {music and OR},
    }