Dr.-Ing. Estefanía Cano Cerón

Estefanía Cano holds degrees in Electronic Engineering (B.Sc) from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and Music-Saxophone Performance (B.A) from Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia.

After finishing her engineering studies with a project that explored the use of Wavelet Transform to monitor fetal heart signals, she moved to the United States where she completed her master degree (M.Sc) in Music Engineering at the University of Miami with a thesis titled "Melody line detection and sound separation in classical saxophone recordings." During her time at the University of Miami, she worked as a research assistant in the Image Processing Laboratory in projects dealing with underwater imaging and sonar technologies.

In 2009, she joined the Semantic Music Technologies group at the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT to pursue her PhD. She obtained her doctoral degree in 2014 with a dissertation entitled "Pitch-informed solo and accompaniment separation". As a research scientist at Fraunhofer IDMT, she has been involved in projects related to the development of music learning games, instrument classification, pitch detection, and sound separation among other music information retrieval topics.

Her research mainly focuses on sound source separation, specially dealing with pitch-informed separation and harmonic/percussive separation. She is also interested in the analysis and modeling of musical instrument sounds, the use of phase information for information retrieval, musical instrument classification, and the use of music information retrieval techniques in musicological analysis.

Fraunhofer IDMT: publication list
YearTitle/AuthorDocument Type
2018The dimensions of perceptual quality of sound source separation
Cano, Estefanía; Liebetrau, Judith; Fitzgerald, Derry; Brandenburg, Karlheinz
Conference Paper
2018Störschallunterdrückung bei Luftschallanalysen in industriellen Fertigungsstrecken
Nowak, Johannes; Grollmisch, Sascha; Cano, Estefanía; Lukashevich, Hanna; Liebetrau, Judith
Conference Paper
2017Exploring sound source separation for acoustic condition monitoring in industrial scenarios
Cano, Estefanía; Nowak, Johannes; Grollmisch, Sascha
Conference Paper
2017Score-informed analysis of tuning, intonation, pitch modulation, and dynamics in jazz solos
Abeßer, Jakob; Frieler, Klaus; Cano, Estefanía; Pfleiderer, Martin; Zaddach, Wolf-Georg
Journal Article
2016Evaluation of quality of sound source separation algorithms: Human perception vs quantitative metrics
Cano, E.; Fitzgerald, D.; Brandenburg, K.
Conference Paper
2016New sonorities for jazz recordings: Separation and mixing using deep neural networks
Mimilakis, Stylianos-Ioannis; Cano, Estefanía; Abeßer, Jakob; Schuller, Gerald
Conference Paper
2015New sonorities for early jazz recordings using sound source separation and automatic mixing tools
Matz, Daniel; Cano, Estefanía; Abeßer, Jakob
Conference Paper
2015Score-informed analysis of intonation and pitch modulation in jazz solos
Abeßer, Jakob; Cano, Estefanía; Frieler, Klaus; Pfleiderer, Martin; Zaddach, Wolf-Georg
Conference Paper
2014Dynamics in jazz improvisation - score-informed estimation and contextual analysis of tone intensities in trumpet and saxophone solos
Abeßer, Jakob; Cano, Estefanía; Frieler, Klaus; Pfleiderer, Martin
Conference Paper
2014A mid-level approach to local tonality analysis: Extracting key signatures from audio
Weiss, C.; Cano, E.; Lukashevich, Hanna
Conference Paper
2014Performer profiling as a method of examining the transmission of Scottish traditional music
Beveridge, Scott; Gibson, Ronnie; Cano, Estefanía
Conference Paper
2014Phase-based harmonic/percussive separation
Cano, Estefanía; Plumbley, Mark; Dittmar, Christian
Conference Paper
2014Pitch-informed solo and accompaniment separation towards its use in music education applications
Cano, Estefanía; Schuller, Gerald; Dittmar, Christian
Journal Article
2013Re-thinking sound separation: Prior information and additivity constraint in separation algorithms
Cano, Estefanía; Dittmar, Christian; Schuller, Gerald
Conference Paper
2012Improved music similarity computation based on tone objects
Krasser, Johannes; Abeßer, Jakob; Großmann, H.; Dittmar, C.; Cano, E.
Conference Paper
2012Music information retrieval meets music education
Dittmar, Christian; Cano, Estefanía; Abeßer, Jakob; Grollmisch, Sascha
Book Article
2012Songs2See. Towards a new generation of music performance games
Cano, E.; Grollmisch, Sascha; Dittmar, Christian
Conference Paper
2012Towards lyrics spotting in the SyncGlobal project
Dittmar, Christian; Mercado, Pedro; Grossmann, H.; Cano, E.
Conference Paper
2011Influence of phase, magnitude and location of harmonic components in the perceived quality of extracted solo signals
Cano, E.; Dittmar, Christian; Schuller, Gerald
Conference Paper
2011Server based pitch detection for web applications
Grollmisch, S.; Dittmar, C.; Cano, E.; Dressler, K.
Conference Paper
2011Songs2See - Learn to play by playing
Cano, Estefanía; Dittmar, Christian; Grollmisch, Sascha
Conference Paper
2011Songs2See and GlobalMusic2One: Two applied research projects in music information retrieval at Fraunhofer IDMT
Dittmar, Christian; Großmann, Holger; Cano, Estefania; Grollmisch, Sascha; Lukashevich, Hanna; Abeßer, Jakob
Conference Paper
2011Songs2See: Learn to play by playing
Grollmisch, S.; Cano, E.; Dittmar, C.
Conference Paper
2010Acoustics and Signal Processing in the Development of Music Education Software
Cano, E.; Dittmar, C.; Grollmisch, S.
Conference Paper
2010Exploring Phase Information in Sound Source Separation Applications
Cano, Estefanía; Schuller, Gerald; Dittmar, Christian
Conference Paper