Hi! I'm Ale Koretzky

Currently, I lead the Machine Learning team at Splice, designing and building models and infrastructure for scalable content-based audio retrieval in search and recommendations (e.g. "Similar Sounds"), audio classification & auto-tagging, source separation, and generative models. Part of my role is also defining innovation life-cycle processes and best practices across the board, working cross-functionally with Product, Business & Content.


My background is in multimedia signal processing, focused on the design of real-time applications at the intersection of Machine Learning and Audio.


I was the creator of tuneSplit, an early-stage venture that developed a highly optimized, deep learning-based audio source separation technology to isolate vocals and deconstruct stereo music into stems in real-time. (Acquired in 2016)


I hold a Msc. in Electrical Engineering from USC, where I spent 2 years breathing audio/speech, acoustics, image & video processing and ML, working with the Viterbi DSP 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. as a Fulbright Presidential Fellow from Argentina and was also a recipient of a Dean's scholarship from USC Viterbi, in recognition as an outstanding undergraduate. After graduation, I remained an advisor to the USC Startup Garage incubator, helping and mentoring resident teams on early-stage strategy.


When time permits, I talk about Audio AI at Stanford's CCRMA and write about the topic on Medium.



Misc


- I am a musician and music producer on the side. Here's a music video with my former band Ximetria, which made it to MTV Latin America back in 2011. During my time at USC, I was a singer at the Thornton School of Music's Apollo Men's Chorus. I'm currently working on my next collaboration project, 'Stolen Signals'.


- I co-founded and led Product at tuquejasuma.com, the leading customer complaints resolution platform in Argentina and one of the largest in Latin America.


- I enjoy advising early-stage ventures on technology and overall strategy. I've had the opportunity to contribute a bit of my time to some great projects and organizations such as SpaceIL (Google Lunar XPrize).


- Like most Argentineans, I love soccer and I play regularly at the Tiki-Taka soccer league in LA. 


Contact


If you'd like to discuss your crazy ideas, feel free to reach out at alejandro.kor@gmail.com. You can also find me on Linkedin and Medium