Shlomo Dubnov is a Professor in UCSD Music Department's Music Technology area. He graduated from the Jerusalem Music Academy in composition and holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He served as a researcher at the Institute for Research and Coordination of Acoustics and Music (IRCAM), Centre Pompidou, Paris, and headed the multimedia track in the Department of Communication Systems Engineering at Ben-Gurion University, Israel. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Secretary of IEEE's Computer Science Technical Committee on Computer Generated Music. Dubnov is currently the Director of the Center for Research in Entertainment and Learning at UCSD's research center, CALIT2 that develops technology for public interaction during concerts, films, lectures, and on-line events. His co-edited book “The Structure of Style: algorithmic approaches to understanding manner and meaning” recently appeared (Springer). He is a co-author of a popular music improvisation program OMax. Dubnov teaches in the UCSD Music and Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts Major programs.