Behzad Haki

Music Technology Group, UPF


Music Technology Group

Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Office 55.326

Roc Boronat, 138

08018 Barcelona, Spain

I am a Ph.D. Candidate at Music Technology Group of the University of Pompeu Fabra. My work is focused on performance-oriented real-time drum generation.

I have a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. In the last year of my undergraduate studies, I focused my work on Acoustics, and subsequently, worked as an Acoustic Engineer for a number of years.

In 2017, I went back to school to study a masters in music technology at the MTG. During my masterÔÇÖs degree, I was fortunate to work on generative music under the supervision of Dr. Sergi Jord├á. Having immensely enjoyed this experience, I have been continuing my studies in this field as a Ph.D. Candidate.

selected publications

  1. GrooveTransformer: A Generative Drum Sequencer Eurorack Module
    Nicholas Evans, Behzad Haki, and Sergi Jorda
    Sep 2024
  2. TapTamDrum: A Dataset for Dualized Drum Patterns
    Behzad Haki, Błażej Kotowski, Cheuk Lee, and 1 more author
    Nov 2023
  3. NeuralMidiFx: A Wrapper Template for Deploying Neural Networks as VST3 Plugins
    Behzad Haki, Julian Lenz, and Sergi Jorda
    Sep 2023
  4. Completing Audio Drum Loops with Symbolic Drum Suggestions
    Behzad Haki, Teresa Pelinski, Marina Nieto, and 1 more author
    Apr 2023
  5. Real-Time Drum Accompaniment Using Transformer Architecture
    Behzad Haki, Marina Nieto, Teresa Pelinski, and 1 more author
    Sep 2022
  6. Transformer Neural Networks for Automated Rhythm Generation
    Thomas Nuttall, Behzad Haki, and Sergi Jorda
    Jun 2021