About The Speaker
Lamtharn “Hanoi” Hantrakul
Research Scientist in Machine Learning (ML), TikTok/ByteDance R&D. Hanoi is a Bangkok-born Shanghai-based Cultural Technologist, Research Scientist and Composer. As an AI researcher, Hanoi focuses on audio ML that is inclusive of musical traditions from around the world. At Google AI, he co-authored the breakthrough Differentiable Digital Signal Processing (DDSP) library with the Magenta team and led its deployment across two Google projects: Tone Transfer and Sounds of India. At TikTok, he continues to develop AI tools that empower music making across borders and skill levels. As a Cultural Technologist, he has won international acclaim for his cross-cultural fiddle “Fidular” (Core77, A'), which has been displayed in museums and exhibitions in the US, EU and Asia. Hanoi innovates at the confluence of technical, artistic and cultural dimensions and holds degrees in Applied Physics and Music Composition, both with Distinction, from Yale University and an MSc from Georgia Tech. He is fluent in French, Thai, English and is working on his Mandarin.