Mark Cartwright is Brooklyn-based computer scientist and musician. He is currently a Research Assistant Professor in NYU’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering with affiliations to NYU’s Music and Audio Research Lab and the Center for Urban Science and Progress. His research lies at the intersection of human-computer interaction, audio signal processing, and machine learning. He completed his PhD in computer science at Northwestern University as a member of the Interactive Audio Lab, where his research focused on creating new interfaces and tools for music production that support creativity by rethinking the traditional interaction paradigms. He received a Master of Arts from Stanford University (CCRMA) and a Bachelor of Music from Northwestern University. He won a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to fund his Ph.D. and was a visiting researcher at the Center for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London and Adobe's Creative Technology Lab.

As a musician, Mark exercises his passion for low frequencies, enveloping noise, and unusual sound textures using computers, synthesizers, and bass. With experimental-rock trio volcano!, Mark released albums on The Leaf Label and toured the United States and Europe.

Current Affiliations


Center for Urban Science and Progress
New York University
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