Youngmoo Kim is Director of the ExCITe Center at Drexel University, an institute at for transdisciplinary collaboration, and Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering. His research group, the Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab), pursues AI for music, human-machine interfaces and robotics for expressive interaction, and STEAM education. He has also served as Resident Technologist for Opera Philadelphia and is an advisor for the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He was a member of the National Academies committee for “Branches from the Same Tree”, a 2018 report on the integration of the Humanities & Arts with Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Higher Education.
Youngmoo also has extensive experience in vocal music performance, including performances with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and SpeakEasy Stage Company (Boston) and currently sings with The Tonics, an a cappella ensemble in Philadelphia. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, he developed Virtual Chorister, a smartphone app for remote music collaboration, and launched “Creating at a Distance”, a newsletter highlighting creative & collaborative work in the era of social distancing.