Sara Adkins

Sara Adkins is a music technologist, guitarist and software engineer passionate about promoting the use of machine learning and AI in the creative arts. She is a Fulbright grant recipient currently pursuing her Master of Science in Sound and Music Computing at Queen Mary University of London. Prior to moving to London she spent three years in Boston, working as a machine learning engineer at Bose and performing as a freelance classical guitarist. Sara’s senior capstone project, “Creating with the Machine,” was a set of compositions combining algorithmic and traditional methods of composition into live performances to explore how interactive generative algorithms can influence creativity in musical improvisation. “Creating with the Machine” was premiered by the Carnegie Mellon Exploded Ensemble in the spring of 2018, and was awarded the Henry Armero Memorial Award for Inclusive Creativity. Sara also presented the project at the 2019 Hackaday Superconference in LA.

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