Dear all,
We are opening a doctoral scholarship (3 years) in computer science, funded by Inria, focused on the study of structured models for processing written music information.

The PhD work will take place at Cédric lab, in Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), Paris, France, under the supervision of Florent Jacquemard and Philippe Rigaux, and will focus on similarity metrics for music notation and information retrieval in digital music score databases, with digital musicology as a primary case study.

More information on this position can be found in the detailed proposal at

Inria's exploratory action Codex (2020-2023) is a research project on the generation and processing of written music, in collaboration with the research team Vertigo, complex data, learning, and representations of Cedric lab, in CNAM, Paris.
The goal is to contribute to the development of numerical methods for the processing of written music, in particular, the problems of automated music transcription, computational musicology, research and indexing in the collection of digital scores, as well as crowdsourcing approach for score digitization and edition. 
This multidisciplinary project gathers partners in Musicology: IReMus CNRS unit at Paris, Library Science: French National Library (BnF), and Computer Science: TRS lab at Nagoya University (via fundings by Yamaha Music Foundation & JSPS).

The scholarship will start in October, for a duration of three years, with annual evaluations. Conditions are aligned with French doctoral contracts at INRIA, i.e. roughly 1700 euros net/month. The PhD student will work at the Cedric laboratory ( of the CNAM institute. The applicant should hold a Master's degree in computer science which would formally entitle her/him to embark on a doctorate for the academic course 2020-2021 at this institute.
We expect a strong profile in Computer Science and Music Information Retrieval. Prior knowledge in music representations (audio or symbolic) would be much appreciated. A real interest in interdisciplinary collaborations is also important.

Application process.
Candidates should send us a cover letter and a resume by July 15 2020 to the supervisors at and . The letter must contain a brief research proposal fitting to the PhD proposal, that demonstrates some prior understanding of the issues pertaining to the study of music notation models and applications.
To check and discuss the adequacy between their profile and these topics, candidates should feel free to contact beforehand on the same address.