University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Jordie Shier is currently a pursuing a master's degree in Computer Science and Music at the University of Victoria, supervised by Professor George Tzanetakis and Professor Kirk McNally. His master's thesis research is focussed on the development of intelligent music production tools using techniques from the field of music information retrieval. His research is funded by a Canadian NSERC fellowship. He completed a B.Sc in Combined Computer Science and Music at the University of Victoria in 2017 and was a 2016/17 recipient of the Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award for his work on the computational analysis of percussion sounds. Between his undergraduate and graduate studies, Jordie was a business partner in a music education startup, One Up Drum Vids, during which time he helped produce two drum education video series and was lead developer of a mobile drum education app for Drumeo.