Beth Fineberg

Beth Fineberg

Beth Fineberg

Home Institution
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Year Participated

Year in School

REU Faculty Mentor
Paris Smaragdis

Research Area Interest
Interactive Computing

Project Title

Biography & Research Abstract


For this project I worked on the analysis of singing and speech. I developed tools that extract symbolic information from voice, such as pitch, loudness, intonation, coarseness, etc., and used that information to facilitate further processing and analysis. My goal is to design tools that can provide some feedback about singing quality, and to explore their applications. The secondary goal is to gain insight and experience in audio and voice processing, so that I can afterwards delve into more advanced projects. My presentation focuses specifically on my pitch tracking algorithm.


Beth is a sophomore at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in Computer Science and Music. Beth's research interests are the intersections of Computer Science and Music. She is a member of the HackIllinois Experience Team and the University of Illinois Women's Glee Club. She is from Massachusetts and attended Concord-Carlisle Regional High School. Outside of CS, Beth is a classically trained singer and studied for 5 years at the New England Conservatory of Music.