Patrick Donnelly is an assistant professor in Computer Science at Oregon State University, where he teaches Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. His research lab focuses on a computational understanding of music and sound.

Patrick received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Montana State University in 2015 (advised by John W. Sheppard) with a dissertation focused on segmentation and multi-label classification of musical instrument timbre from polyphonic audio. As a postdoctoral researcher in the Emotive Computing Laboratory at the University Of Notre Dame he researched the automatic analysis of teachers’ instructional practices using acoustic signal processing and machine learning. Prior to joining OSU he taught Computer Science at Chico State University. His primary research interests are deep learning from non-speech audio, educational data mining from audio, large imbalanced datasets, and machine learning in the musical domain.

Education History

  • BS Computer Science, Washington University in Saint Louis
  • AB Music, Washington University in Saint Louis
  • MSE Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University
  • MM Computer Music, Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University
  • MM Musicology, Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University
  • Ph.D. Computer Science, Montana State University

Work Experience

Assistant Professor, Oregon State University Cascades