I’m currently a PhD candidate at University of Porto in the UTA/Portugal Digital Media doctoral program researching on Automatic Music Generation with advisor Prof. Carlos Guedes (ESMAE/UP) and Co-advisor: Prof. Bruce Pennycook (UT Austin).

Since 2010 researcher at INESC-Porto in the Sound and Music Computing Group (SMC group), led by Fabien Gouyon, integrating the Kinetic project, led by Carlos Guedes.

Within this project, several generative music algorithms and interfaces for musical creation and performance were developed. My main contribution was on GimmeDaBlues, an iOS app focusing on Jazz and Blues, that allows the user to  play a jazz quartet, with or without any musical experience.


See a list of my research papers and presentations;

Descriptions and sound examples of the work developed for my doctoral dissertation are divided across these pages:



email: ruidias74@gmail.com