Queen Mary University of London



Professor of Digital Media at Queen Mary, University of London, Centre for Digital Music; Director of Music Initiatives and co-Lead of the Cognition, Creativity, and Expression research theme. Prior to her move to the UK in Fall 2011, she was a faculty member at the University of Southern California, where she founded and directed research at the Music Computation and Cognition Laboratory, first as an Assistant Professor, then a tenured Associate Professor. She was recipient of the NSF CAREER/PECASE awards; honours include the Edward, Frances, and Shirley B. Daniels Fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the Viterbi Early Career Chair at USC. She received PhD and SM degrees in Operations Research at MIT, a BAS in Mathematical and Computational Sciences (honors) and in Music (distinction) at Stanford and FTCL and LTCL diplomas in Piano Performance from Trinity College, London. Chew’s writings include: Mathematical and Computational Modeling of Tonality (Springer); Playing the Edge: Tipping points and the role of tonality (Music Perception); From Sound to Structure: Synchronising prosodic and structural information to reveal the thinking behind performance decisions (New Thoughts on Piano Performance). She has been featured in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Inside the Music series and in documentaries on Coxeter and Modjeski. As a pianist, she has recorded the music of Peter Child on Albany and Neuma Records.