Univ.-Prof. Dr.

Gerhard Widmer

Gerhard Widmer

Corresponding Member of the Division of Mathematics and the Natural Sciences in Austria since 2021

  • Institut für Computational Perception




Research Areas:

  • Computer Sciences
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Machine learning
  • Musicology





Selected Memberships:

  • European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS)
  • Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (CLAIRE)
  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Artificial Intelligence (ASAI)

Selected Prizes:

  • START-Preis des Wissenschaftsfonds FWF (1998)
  • Wittgenstein-Preis des Wissenschaftsfonds FWF (2009)
  • ERC Advanced Grant (2015)
  • ERC Advanced Grant (2021)
  • Fellow des European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS, 2021)

Selected Publications:

  • Cancino Chacón, C., Grachten, M., Goebl, W., Widmer, G. Computational Models of Expressive Music Performance: A Comprehensive and Critical Review. In Reihe: Frontiers in Digital Humanities, 5, 25.
  • Widmer, G., Dixon, S., Goebl, W., Pampalk, E., and Tobudic, A. In Search of the Horowitz Factor. In Reihe: AI Magazine 24(3).
  • Widmer, Gerhard Discovering Simple Rules in Complex Data: A Meta-learning Algorithm and Some Surprising Musical Discoveries.
  • Getting Closer to the Essence of Music: The Con Espressione Manifesto.
  • Widmer, G. and Kubat, M. Learning in the Presence of Concept Drift and Hidden Contexts.