Mitacs professor wins two Grammys

Vancouver, BC – McGill Associate Professor Richard King was the recent recipient of two Grammys at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. King’s work was recognized in two categories: Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, for Bass & Mandolin, and Best Engineered Album, Classical, for Adams, John: City Noir.

King is currently collaborating with a Mitacs Accelerate intern on a project entitled, “Automatic Mixing Through Machine Learning” with Montreal-based audio production company MixGenius.  Automatic mixing is a field of music technology that looks to automate sound engineering processes. Prior to this project, King supervised two other Mitacs internships.


Alejandro Adem, CEO and Scientific Director, Mitacs

“Mitacs offers our warmest congratulations to Professor King for his outstanding work in recording engineering. It’s an honour for our interns to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Professor King at the Schulich School of Music.”

Matt Boerum, current Mitacs intern

“As an advisor and professional level resource, Professor King has been invaluable to my education and work as a researcher. He is as good as it gets in the audio industry. His high-level guidance is steering my research on a very clear and concise path.”

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  • Mitacs is a national, private not-for-profit organization that develops the next generation of innovators with vital skills through unique research and training programs.
  • Mitacs’ Accelerate program connects graduate students with industry partners for research internships supervised by faculty. In 2013–2014, Mitacs supported 2,240 Accelerate internships.
  • Interns spend approximately half of the time on-site with the industry partner; the remainder is spent at the university advancing the research under the guidance of a faculty supervisor.
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