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Mathieu Giraud

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mathieu.giraud [at] lifl.fr
PhD, chargé de recherche (associate researcher) CNRS

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Research interests : text algorithms for bioinformatics and musicology


I am a member of the Bonsai bioinformatics group (Pr. Hélène Touzet) at CRIStAL / INRIA Lille, mainly working on NGS algorithms.

Research topics

Past research themes

  • FPGA and reconfigurable computing (2004-2007)
  • weigthed finite automata, epsilon-transitions (2004-2006)
  • identification of the canine olfactive repertory (2004-2005)

Computer musicology

I am the head of the "Algorithmic musicology" exploratory action at CRIStAL/MIS/SCV. We focus on computational analysis of symbolic scores : given a music score (for example MIDI or .krn file), we aim to compute several analyses, ultimately studying the high-level structure of music. We try to propose models and methods that are both algorithmically efficient and musically pertinent.

Research topics

  • modeling and comparison of symbolic musical sequences: patterns, harmony, rhythm, texture
  • structure analysis : fugues, variations, sonata forms...
See the Algomus website

PhD Students

Administrative activities

Master/PhD proposals

Je propose en 2014 une thèse et deux stages de recherche pour M2 ou école d'ingénieur: Excellent students in algorithms for musicology or for bioinformatics interested in some of my research themes can always contact me. Please send a curriculum vitae.

Teaching and popular science (French)


Short Bio

Mathieu Giraud is a CNRS Associate Researcher in the Centre de Recherche en Informatique, Signal et Automatique de Lille (CRIStAL), the departement of Computer Science of the Université Lille, in France. He is also a member of the joint Bonsai project with the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique (Inria). He is a former member of the Inria national evaluation board.

He obtained a MS in École Normale Supérieure de Lyon in 2002, and a PhD from the University Rennes 1 in 2005. He worked on weighted automata and specialized architectures using FPGAs, on high-performance computing using GPUs and many-cores architectures, and on RNA bioinformatics. His current research interests target text algorithms for bioinformatics and computer musicology

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Last update : winter 2015

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