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Christopher Raphael

Director of Music Informatics Program

Professor of Informatics
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Contact Information

craphael [at]
(812) 856-1849
Lindley Hall, Room 205A
Office hours: MW 4-5

Other Titles and Honors

  • Adjunct Professor of Cognitive Science
  • Adjunct Professor of Music Theory
  • Adjunct Professor of Statistics


  • Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics at Brown University, 1991
  • B.Sc. in Computer and Information Science at University of California at Santa Cruz, 1984



Christopher Raphael heads the Music Informatics program in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, as well as holding adjunct appointments in the Jacobs School of Music, Cognitive Science, and Statistics. After receiving his PhD in Applied Mathematics from Brown University in 1991, he worked on a wide range of problems in both industry and academia including Arabic character recognition, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and mine detection before coming to focus on music. His musical research includes accompaniment systems, computer generated musical analysis, musical signal processing, and modeling of musical interpretation.

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