Ge Wang

Smule/Stanford, Co-founder/CTO/Assistant Prof.

Ge Wang received his PhD in Computer Science at Princeton University (advisor: Perry Cook), and is currently an assistant professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), and is the CTO, Co-founder, and Chief Creative Officer of Smule. Ge's research interests include interactive software systems (of all sizes) for computer music, programming languages, sound synthesis and analysis, music information retrieval, new performance ensembles (e.g., laptop orchestra and mobile phone orchestras) and paradigms (e.g., live coding), visualization, interfaces for human-computer interaction, interactive audio over networks, and methodologies for education at the intersection of computer science and music. Ge is the chief architect and creator of the ChucK audio programming language. He was a founding developer and co-director of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk), the founder and director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) and of the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPhO). Ge composes and performs via
various electro-acoustic and computer-mediated means.

Concurrently, Ge is the Co-founder, CTO, and Chief Creative Officer of Smule (a.k.a. SonicMule, Inc.), a startup company exploring interactive sonic media (starting with the iPhone) and intensely exploring expressive audio, enabling creativity for a wide population, and new social interactions. Ge is the designer of Ocarina, an expressive wind instrument for the iPhone, currently enabling hundreds of thousands of users to not only expressively play music, but listen to others and engagement in new types of social interactions.