Q&A: Dolapo Adedokun on computer technology, Ireland, and all that jazz | MIT News

Adedolapo Adedokun has a good deal to search ahead to in 2023. Soon after completing his diploma in electrical engineering and computer science subsequent spring, he will travel to Ireland to undertake an MS in intelligent systems at Trinity Higher education Dublin as MIT’s fourth student to obtain the prestigious George J. Mitchell Scholarship. But there is far more to Adedokun, who goes by Dolapo, than just tutorial accomplishment. Moreover getting a gifted laptop or computer scientist, the senior is an completed musician, an influential member of college student govt and an anime fan.

Q: What excites you the most about heading to Ireland to research for a 12 months?

A: One particular of the motives I was interested in Eire was when I figured out about Songs Era, a countrywide audio education initiative in Eire, with the intention of giving each and every boy or girl in Ireland obtain to the arts by way of entry to audio tuition, general performance alternatives, and songs education in and outside of the classroom. It produced me assume, “Wow, this is a region that acknowledges the value of arts and songs education and has invested to make it available for persons of all backgrounds.” I am impressed by this initiative and desire it was a thing I could have had rising up.

I am also really encouraged by the get the job done of Louis Stewart, an remarkable jazz guitarist who was born and raised in Dublin. I am thrilled to investigate his musical influences and to dive into the prosperous musical local community of Dublin. I hope to be a part of a jazz band, possibly a trio or a quartet, and carry out all close to the metropolis, immersing myself in the loaded Irish musical scene, but also sharing my personal styles and musical influences with the group there.

Q: Of class, when you’re there, you will be doing work on your MS in intelligent methods. I’m intrigued by your invention of a wise-dwelling program that allows consumers layer distinct melodies as they enter and leave a making. Can you inform us a little additional about that program: how it works, how you envision consumers interacting with it and suffering from it, and what you acquired from producing it?

A: Humorous sufficient, it really started off as a technique I labored on in my freshman yr in 6.08 (Introduction to Embedded Systems) with a few classmates. We called it Smart HOMiE, an IoT [internet-of-things] Arduino sensible-property gadget that gathered primary facts like site, weather conditions, and interfaced with Amazon Alexa. I had overlooked about possessing worked on it till I took 21M.080 (Introduction to Music Engineering) and 6.033 (Personal computer Method Engineering) in my junior yr, and commenced to understand about the resourceful applications of machine mastering and computer science in parts like audio synthesis and digital instrument design. I learned about amazing initiatives like Google Magenta’s Tone Transfer ML — types that use equipment understanding products

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