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Cecilia Wu

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Chair
Originally from Beijing, Jiayue Cecilia Wu (AKA: 武小慈) is a scholar, composer, vocalist, multimedia technologist, and audio engineer. Cecilia earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Design and Engineering in 2000. She then worked as a professional musician at EMI Records and Universal Music Group for ten years. In 2010, Cecilia produced her original album of spiritual electronic music, Clean Your Heart. In 2013, Cecilia obtained her Master of Arts degree in Music, Science, and Technology at the Center of Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University. In 2018, Cecilia obtained her Ph.D. in Media Arts and Technology from the University of California Santa Barbara, where she studied computer music with Dr. Curtis Roads. As an audio engineer, she received a two-year-long grant award from the Audio Engineering Society (AES). As a musician, she received an award from the California State Assembly for being a positive role model in sharing Chinese culture. As a multimedia artist, she received the “Young Alumni Arts Project Grant Award” from Stanford University. Her work has been exhibited at museums and international arts and engineering societies such as the National Museum of China, Denver Art Museum, AES, ICMC, NIME, SEAMUS, ISEA, and IEEE VIS. Her piece has been selected by the Denver Art Museum for its permanent collection of Asian Art. Cecilia is also a U.S. National Academy of Sciences Sackler Fellow. Currently, she is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado's College of Arts and Media and the Graduate program director of their Master of Science in Recording Arts program (MSRA). She serves as the chairperson of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committees at the Audio Engineering Society (AES) and on their board of governors. She is a voting member of the Recording Academy (GRAMMY), the Editor-in-Chief of the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the US (SEAMUS), and the board director-at-large at the International Computer Music Association (ICMC).

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