Mark Cartwright is Brooklyn-based computer scientist and musician. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at NYU's Music and Audio Research Laboratory. 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 member of the experimental-rock trio volcano!, Mark exercises his passion for low frequencies, enveloping noise, and unusual sound textures using computers, synths, and bass. volcano! has released albums on The Leaf Label and has toured the United States and Europe.