Alexander Lerch studied electronic engineering at the Technical University Berlin and Tonmeister (Sound Engineering) at the University of the Arts Berlin. He received his Ph.D. in algorithmic music performance analysis from the Technical University Berlin. In 2001, he co-founded the industry leader company "zplane" - a research-driven technology provider for the music industry. At zplane, Lerch worked on the design and implementation of algorithms for music processing and music information retrieval that have been licensed to companies such as Ableton, Native Instruments, Sony, and Steinberg. In addition to his work at zplane, Lerch lectured in the audio communications department of the Technical University Berlin. His book "An Introduction to Audio Content Analysis: Applications in Signal Processing and Music Informatics" was published in 2012 by IEEE / Wiley press.
Music Information Retrieval and Digital Signal Processing