From Napster to YouTube and iTunes, music has always been a major driving force of Internet technologies. A huge amount of music content is now accessible to the public. Organizing and categorizing this content to support an effective recommendation and retrieval has become a significant challenge.

The NUS Sound and Music Computing Lab strives to develop Sound and Music Computing (SMC) technologies, in particular Music Information Retrieval (MIR) technologies, with an emphasis on applications in e-Learning (especially computer-assisted music and language edutainment) and e-Health (especially computer-assisted music-enhanced exercise and therapy).

We seek to harness the synergy of SMC, MIR, mobile computing, and cloud computing technologies to promote healthy lifestyles and to facilitate disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in both developed countries and resource-poor developing countries.