Ge Wang

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Ge Wang
Ge Wang Portrait
Ge Wang
Native name Ge Wang (王戈)
Born (1977-11-02)November 2, 1977
Beijing, China
Other names Gary
  • Computer Music
  • Musical Interaction Design
  • Mobile Music
  • CS+Music Education
Alma mater
Thesis The ChucK Audio Programming Language (2008)
Doctoral advisor Perry_R._Cook
Known for

Ge Wang (born November 2, 1977) is a Chinese American musician, computer scientist, app designer, and professor, known for inventing the ChucK audio programming language[1] and for being the co-founder, chief technology officer (CTO), and chief creative officer (CCO) of Smule, a company making iPhone and iPad music apps.[2][3][4][5][6][7] He also helped create the Princeton Laptop Orchestra and later founded its Stanford counterpart Stanford Laptop Orchestra,[2][3] as well as the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra.[4][8] Wang is the designer of the Ocarina[9] and Magic Piano iPhone apps. Wang is currently an assistant professor at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).[2][4]

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  1. ^ Wang, Ge (2008). The ChucK Audio Programming Language: A Strongly-timed and On-the-fly Environ/mentality (Ph.D.). Princeton University. 
  2. ^ a b c "Ge Wang: The iPhone's Music Man – IEEE Spectrum". Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Greenemeier, Larry. "Is That Ocarina Music Coming from Your iPhone?". Scientific American. Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c Cain, Claire (December 9, 2009). "From Pocket to Stage, Music in the Key of iPhone". The New York Times. Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ Walker, Rob (November 23, 2011). "The Machine That Makes You Musical". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved June 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ Graham, Jefferson (November 10, 2010). "Smule adds Magic Fiddle to its Ocarina and Magic Piano apps". USA Today. Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ Laptop maestro makes music apt for the iPhone, The Sydney Morning Herald
  8. ^ "Stanford Laptop Orchestra makes music with Macs – SFGate". June 1, 2010. Retrieved November 12, 2011. 
  9. ^ Wang, Ge (2014). "Ocarina: Designing the iPhone's Magic Flute". Computer Music Journal. MIT Press. 38 (2): 8–21. doi:10.1162/COMJ_a_00236. Retrieved June 6, 2015.