Thomas Lidy

Vienna University of Technology
Institute of Software Technology and Interactive Systems
Information and Software Engineering Group

room: HE 01 50 (new! - first floor)
phone: +43 1 58801 - 188 17

Favoritenstra├če 9-11/188
A-1040 Wien

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Thomas Lidy



  • Nomination for Austrian State Prize in Consulting 2010 (Spectralmind)
  • Winner APA-IT Challenge 2010 (Spectralmind)
  • Western Europe Finalist, Intel Challenge 2010 (Spectralmind)
  • 3rd rank Constantinus IT Award 2010 (Spectralmind)
  • Top #18 of the Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs of Austria, GEWINN magazine 2010
  • Idea of the Year, GEWINN magazine 2009
  • Top #21 of the Top 100 Young Entrepreneurs of Austria, GEWINN magazine 2009
  • Microsoft Sponsorship Award 2007
  • Distinguished Young Alumnus Award 2007 (best Master's Thesis at the Faculty of Informatics)
  • Winner of the Rhythm Classification Contest (Team Thomas Lidy, Andreas Rauber, Andreas Pesenhofer) within the Audio Description Contest during ISMIR 2004 (International Conference on Music Information Retrieval)

Projects and Activities

Research Activities

My research focus is on Music Information Retrieval (MIR):



European research projects I have been involved with:

  • MusicBricks: foster the exchange between the music ICT experts from academic and national research organisations, and Digital Makers and Content Creators from Creative Industries SMEs, by providing music technologies to innovative SMEs and incubate them in order to create market-ready prototypes
  • CHORUS+ EU FP7 coordinated action on advancing search technology for audio-visual content
  • IMPACT (Improving Music genre classification Performance by a novel Approach of Combining audio and symbolic music descriptors using a Transcription system), a bilateral project, funded by the Austrian Academic Exchange Service, with Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence Group (GRFIA) at the University of Alicante, Spain
  • PLANETS EU Integrated Project (Permanent Long-term Access through Networked Services)
  • MUSCLE EU Network of Excellence on Multimedia Understanding through Semantics, Computation and Learning


38 publications at international conferences and in international journals: