Vincent Lostanlen watercolor portrait
New York, May 2019. Watercolor by Mathias Le Borgne

[ vẽsã lostãlεn ]

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, currently visiting Juan Bello’s lab at New York University (NYU). My academic background is in signal processing and machine learning.

My research is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), as part of a project named BirdVox: machine listening for bird migration monitoring. Simply put, my current job consists in recording bird songs and designing a software that recognizes the corresponding species.

In addition to BirdVox, i contribute to the activities of NYU’s Music and Audio Research Lab (MARL) as well as the Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP).

Lastly, i am the computer music assistant of German avant-garde composer Florian Hecker.

Academic Positions

  • Present2017

    Cornell Lab of Ornithology

    Postdoctoral associate

  • Present2017

    New York University

    Visiting scholar

  • 20172013

    École normale supérieure

    PhD student

  • 20132013


    Research intern



  • Young researcher award 2019

    French computer music association (AFIM)

    Prix jeune chercheur ``Science et musique``

  • Best poster award 2016

    French acoustical society (SFA)

    Journée des jeunes chercheurs en acoustique, audio, et signal (JJCAAS). For: “Wavelets on the pitch spiral”

  • Best paper award 2015

    IEEE Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP)

    For: “Joint Time–frequency Scattering for Audio Classification”