I’m Dave Baker and I’m interested in music, theory, and the sciences. I currently work at Goldsmiths, University of London between the Department of Computing as part of TROMPA and the Department of Psychology as a Postdoctoral Research Associate.
As an academic researcher, I investigate how tools from cognitive psychology and computational musicology can help understand cognition in ways only possible with music. I have a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in Music Theory and did my graduate minor in Cognitive and Brain Sciences.
As a data scientist, I solve problems for clients who need someone who can both ask meaningful musicological questions as well as use the right technical tools to answer them.
As an educator, I have taught classes at the university level, have worked as a lead instructor at a data science bootcamp, received certification as an RStudio tidyverse instructor, and also give one-on-one support to anyone who might need help.
I also try to give back to the communities that helped me get where I am today.
If you want to see what I’m up to or currently thinking, please check out my blog.