Shlomo Dubnov is a Professor in Music and Computer Science and Engineering and founding member of the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute in UCSD. He is a graduate of the prestigious Israel Defence Forces (IDF) Talpiot program, the Rubin Music Academy in Jerusalem in composition and holds a doctorate in computer science from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Prior to joining UCSD, he served as a researcher at the world-renowned Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music (IRCAM) in Paris, and headed the multimedia track for the Department of Communication Systems Engineering at Ben-Gurion University in Israel. He was a visiting Professor in KEIO University in Japan and University of Bordeaux, France. Currently he is serving as a director of the Center for Research in Entertainment and Learning at UCSD’s Qualcomm Institute and teaches in the Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts program.