Liang Chen

Music Infomatics Ph.D. Candidate
School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University Bloomington
901 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN, 47408
Office: Info West 313
Email: chen348 [@] indiana [DOT] edu

About me

I'm currently a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in Music Informatics at Indiana University Bloomington, advised by Prof. Christopher Raphael.
My current research is mainly focused on Optical Music Recognition (OMR) and its applications. Beyond OMR, my general research interest extends to Computer Vision, Audio Signal Processing and Music Symbolic Analysis.


  • Ph.D., Music Informatics, Indiana University Bloomington, 2017 (expected).

  • M.S., Artifical Neural Networks Lab, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2012.

  • B.S., Microelectronics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 2009.


  • Optical Music Recognition

  • Music Renotation

  • Human-in-the-loop Computation
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Conference Papers

  1. Liang Chen, Christopher Raphael, "Renotation of Optical Music Recognition Data", to appear in SMC, 2017.

  2. Sanna Wager, Liang Chen, Minje Kim, Christopher Raphael, "Towards Expressive Instrument Synthesis Through Smooth Frame-By-Frame Reconstruction: From String To Woodwind", ICASSP, 2017. [pdf]

  3. Liang Chen, Erik Stolterman, Christopher Raphael, "Human Interactive Optical Music Recognition", ISMIR, 2016. [pdf]

  4. Liang Chen, Kun Duan, "MIDI-Assisted Egocentric Optical Music Recognition", WACV, 2016. [pdf]

  5. Liang Chen, Christopher Raphael, "Human Directed Optical Music Recognition", Electronic Imaging, 2016. [pdf]

  6. Liang Chen, Rong Jin, Christopher Raphael, "Renotation from Optical Music Recognition", Mathematics and Computation in Music, 2015. [pdf]

Workshop Paper

  1. Christopher Raphael, Liang Chen, Yucong Jiang, Rong Jin, Erik Stolterman, Optical Music Recognition with Human Labeled Constraints, CHI Workshop on Human-Centred Machine Learning, 2016. [pdf]


  1. Liang Chen, Rong Jin, Simo Zhang, Stefan Lee, Zhenhua Chen, David Crandall, A Hybrid HMM-RNN Model for Optical Music Recognition, ISMIR Late Breaking, 2016. [pdf] [poster]

  2. Liang Chen, Christopher Raphael, "Ceres: An Interactive Optical Music Recognition System", ISMIR Late Breaking, 2015. [pdf] [poster]