Vanessa Yaremchuk

Ph.D. Candidate in Music Technology
Supervisor: Prof. Marcelo M. Wanderley, Prof. Isabelle Cossette

Email: vanessa [dot] yaremchuk [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca
Fax: +1 (514) 398-2962
Phone: +1 (514) 398-4535 ext. 094846


Research Interests

  • Artificial Neural Networks
  • Music and Gesture
  • Mapping
  • Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Interaction Between Image and Sound

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. candidate Music Technology - McGill University (Canada), in progress
  • M.Sc. Computing Science - University of Alberta (Canada)
  • B.Sc. Computing Science - University of Alberta (Canada)



  • Yaremchuk, V. and Wanderley, M. M. (2014) Brahms, Bodies and Backpropagation: Artificial Neural Networks for Movement Classification in Musical Performance. International Workshop on Movement and Computing, Paris, France (in press)
  • Yaremchuk, V. (2010) An Analysis Of Internal Representations For Two Artificial Neural Networks that Classify Musical Chords. In Discoveries and Breakthroughs in Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence. Advances in Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence series. Ch 26. Wang, Yingxu Ed.; IGI Global.
  • Yaremchuk, V. & Dawson, M.R.W. (2008). Artificial neural networks that classify musical chords. International Journal of Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence, 2(3), 22-30.
  • Yaremchuk, V., & Dawson, M.R.W. (in press). Musical judgments in major key contexts by artificial neural networks. Pattern Analysis & Applications. (10 pages, accepted for publication September 26, 2006)
  • Yaremchuk, V., Willson, L.R., Spetch, M.L., & Dawson, M.R.W. (2005). The implications of null patterns and output unit activation functions on simulation studies of learning: A case study of patterning. Learning & Motivation, 36, 88-103.
  • Yaremchuk, V. and M. R. W. Dawson (2005). “Chord classifications by artificial neural networks revisited: Internal representations of circles of major thirds and minor thirds.” Artificial Neural Networks: Biological Inspirations - Icann 2005, Pt 1, Proceedings 3696: 605-610.
  • Bowers, J. M. and Yaremchuk, V. (2007) The Priority of the Component , or In Praise of Capricious Circuitry. Artist's statement submitted to the Leonardo Music Journal, Volume 17, Noises Off: Sound Beyond Music
  • Photographic work in Hinkis, T. and Lapidus, K. (eds) Hack n' Snack. New York: Ignivomous