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Jan Hajič, Ph.D.

Jan Hajič received a Ph.D. from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of Charles University, where in 2019 he defended his doctoral thesis on the topic of Optical Music Recognition of Handwritten Notation. During his doctoral studies, he interned at Apple Inc. (2015) and had a research stay at the Department of Computational Perception at JKU Linz, a leading Music Information Retrieval department. He still supervises theses at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics; recently, one of his bachelor students received the Dean's Award for a thesis on the topic of Melody Extraction using Deep Learning.

Personal website at UFAL CUNI

He is also an active musician - harpsichordist (studying the harpsichord at the Academy of Early Music, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University), is a regular participant at the Valtice and Holešov masterclasses, and spent half a year at the Koninklijke Conservatorium Den Haag. He has his ensemble Vox Clamans, which performed at the Saint Wenceslas Festivities in Prague or (in September 2020) at the Musica ad Confluentem festival, and has been contracted as a continuo player for various opportunities (e.g., Festival of Chabmer Music in Český Krumlov with Capella Regia Prague, or with the Carlsbad Symphony Orchestra for the J. C. C. Fischer festival).

Research interests

  • Optical Music Recognition using machine learning,
  • Music rhetoric,
  • digital humanities: digital editions and databases of musical sources, digital edition tooling


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