Affective Computing Group
Grace Leslie is committed to harnessing the expression granted by new music interfaces to better understand the link between music and emotion, with an ultimate goal of employing musical brain-computer interfaces to promote wellness. She is currently a SUTD-MIT postdoctoral fellow working with Rosalind Picard in the Affective Computing Group at the MIT Media Lab, developing a musical brain-computer interface system that is designed to invite expression and experience of emotion. As a flutist and electronic music improviser she is developing a mind-body performance practice.
Grace completed her PhD in Music & Cognitive Science at UCSD; a researcher on the Espaces acoustiques et cognitifs team at Ircam in Paris, and has worked on Audio DSP and User Experience design projects for Sennheiser and Motorola. She completed her undergraduate and Masters work in Music Technology at CCRMA, Stanford University.