Education

Conference publications

  • Web Interface for Exploration of Latent and Tag Spaces in Music Auto-Tagging
    Tovstogan P., Serra X., and Bogdanov D.
    Machine Learning for Media Discovery Workshop (ML4MD), International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), Vienna, Austria, 2020
  • Da-TACOS: A Dataset for Cover Song Identification and Understanding
    Yesiler F., Tralie C., Correya A., Silva D. F., Tovstogan P., Gómez E., and Serra X.
    In 20th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR), Delft, The Netherlands, 2019
  • The MTG-Jamendo Dataset for Automatic Music Tagging
    Bogdanov, D., Won M., Tovstogan P., Porter A., and Serra X.
    Machine Learning for Music Discovery Workshop (ML4MD), International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), Long Beach, CA, United States, 2019
  • Video Streaming Optimization Using Degradation Estimation with Unequal Error Protection
    Tovstogan P., and Hsiao H. F.
    IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Baltimore, MD
  • Cross-Layer Unequal Error Protection for Video Streaming over Wireless Broadband Networks
    Tovstogan P., Tseng K. J., and Hsiao H. F.
    Asia-Pacific Radio Science Conference (AP-RASC), Taipei, Taiwan, 2014

Awards and Honors

  • Best Project for Music Streaming Services from HAMR@ISMIR2018 (September 2018)
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship as part of the MIP-Frontiers training network (2018 - 2021)
  • Silver Bamboo Scholarship (Fall 2008 - Spring 2009)
  • Golden Bamboo Scholarship (Fall 2009 - Spring 2012, Spring 2013 - Fall 2013)
  • Outstanding New Student Scholarship (Fall 2012)
  • Academic Achievement Award (Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Fall 2012)

Work experience

  • Predoctoral Researcher (09/2018 - present)
    Music Technology Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
    • Research and development of interactive music exploration system
    • AcousticBrainz.org: support of new features relevant to the research
  • Software Developer (01/2018 - 08/2018)
    Universitat Pompeu Fabra & Phonos Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
    • Freesound.org: bugfixes and implementation of new features (Python, Django, PostgreSQL)
  • Software Developer (05/2017 - 08/2017)
    LyraVR, Taipei, Taiwan
    • Cross-platform support implementation
    • Oculus Rift & Touch control integration
    • Backend cloud system design
  • R&D Engineer (01/2016 - 04/2017)
    Bovia Co. Ltd., Zhubei, Taiwan
    • Development of integration layer between web UI and Linux system (Debian) in Python (flask-restful) for BoviCam embedded device (BeagleBone Black, Intel Edison).
    • Research and development of continuous integration (CI) firmware building system (linux server + embedded devices for testing on specific platforms)
    • Maintenance and development of new versions of mobile apps (iOS, Android) for cloud surveillance system: live stream caster from device to server, and player of multiple streams from server
    • System Administration (Google Cloud, Atlassian JIRA + Confluence + BitBucket, Amazon Web Services, GitLab)
  • Software Developer (10/2014 - 01/2016)
    Information and Communications Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, Taiwan
    • Research and development of various projects based on BeagleBone Black embedded system (Java, JS, Python, PHP)
    • Corporate bicycle rental system maintenance (LAMP stack), architecture design and development of next version of system (MEAN stack)
    • Architecture design and prototyping of video surveillance system for vehicles (big data optimizations, Apache Kafka, load balancing)
  • Research Assistant (9/2012 - 6/2014)
    Network and Information Processing lab, National Chiao Tung Universtiy, Hsinchu, Taiwan
    • H.264/H.265 channel coding research and library implementation with dynamic perceptual quality optimization (MATLAB, C++)
  • Software Developer (3/2011 - 2/2012)
    Changing Information Inc., Hsinchu, Taiwan
    Surveying and evaluating specifications and new technologies. Integration of one-time password provider device into various systems:
    • PEAP-MSCHAPv2 RADIUS authorization server for WiFi AP (Java)
    • MSCHAPv2 RADIUS authorization server for VPN access via MS Windows Server 2008 (Java)
    • Windows Logon Manager (C#)

Language Proficiency

  • Ukrainian - native
  • Russian - native
  • English - fluent
  • Spanish - advanced
  • Mandarin - intermediate