Currently, I'm a Sr. Director at Splice, where I lead the Machine Learning & Audio Science Innovation division that I helped build from the ground up. I work cross-functionally at the intersection of Applied Research, Engineering and Product Management, building technology and experiences around intelligent sound discovery and the future of music creation. I'm the visionary and main inventor of CoSo by Splice and Similar Sounds, among several internal projects supporting Search and Content operations. I also lead matters related to IP & patents and support M&A through technology and product due diligence.
I bring 15 years of combined experience in R&D Leadership, Software Development, Data Science, Applied Machine Learning, Audio Signal Processing & Product Management.
I hold an MSc. in Electrical Engineering from USC Viterbi, where I spent 2 years immersed in audio/speech/acoustics, image/video processing & machine learning, working with the Digital Signal Processing Lab, Multimedia Communications Lab, and former Immersive Audio Lab, with advising professors C. -C Jay Kuo, Panayiotis Georgiou, and Chris Kyriakakis. I came to the U.S. in 2013 as a Fulbright Presidential Fellow from Argentina and received a Dean's scholarship in recognition as 'outstanding undergraduate'. I was the founder of tuneSplit, an early-stage, NSF-backed USC-spinoff that developed an optimized, deep learning-based audio source separation technology to isolate vocals and deconstruct stereo music into stems in real-time. (Acquired in 2016). I'm a green card holder under the EB1 NIW category for exceptional abilities in applied science and business.
Back in Argentina, I started as a C++ Software Engineer at Motorola Solutions, built voice traffic prediction systems for the largest credit card company in the country, and co-founded tuquejasuma.com. I graduated in Telecommunications Engineering at Universidad Blas Pascal, studied Signal Processing at the National University of Cordoba and spent a semester at the University of Richmond studying Computer Science with a full scholarship. I also lived in Israel during 2000 and 2008.
On the side..
- I'm a Techstars mentor with the Roux Institute at Northeastern University. If you're interested in applying to any of the programs, please contact me.
- Advisor to early-stage ventures on product and technology strategy. I've had the opportunity to contribute my time to some great projects and organizations such as Anyone AI, Cornell University's Break Through Tech, StartupWeekend, SpaceIL (Google Lunar XPrize) and others.
- Musician and music producer. Here's a music video with my former band Ximetria, which made it to MTV Latin America back in 2011 and was a finalist at the Hard Rock Rising Buenos Aires 2012. During my time at USC, I studied Songwriting at the Thornton School of Music and also joined the Apollo Men's Chorus. I'm currently working on my next project, 'Stolen Signals'.
Some media coverage & presentations