Rialto Center for the Arts

Gil Weinberg

Gil Weinberg is the Founding Director of Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, where he established the M.S and PhD programs in Music Technology. He holds professorship positions in the School of Music and in the School of Interactive Computing. Dr. Weinberg research aims at expanding musical expression, creativity, and learning through meaningful applications of technology. His research interests include robotic musicianshipmobile music, and sonification. During his tenure at Georgia Tech, he has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers, 7 pending patent applications, and 2 granted patents.

Based on his research in mobile music, Dr. Weinberg started a spin-off company, ZOOZ Mobile, whose products have been downloaded by over 2 millions users. Based on his research in Robotic Musicianship, he recently span-off another company, Tovbot, which commercializes technology for personal robotics.

Weinberg’s music has been featured in festivals and concerts such as Ars Electronica and SIGGRAPH, and with orchestras such as Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the National Irish Symphony Orchestra, and the Scottish BBC Symphony. His interactive musical installations have been presented in museums such as the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Museum and the Boston Children’s Museum. With his improvising robotic musicians he has traveled world wide, featuring dozens of concerts and presentations in festivals and conferences such as SIGGRAPH, DLD, and the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Weinberg received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT and his BA degree from the Interdisciplinary Program for Fostering Excellence in Tel Aviv University.

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