Ph. D. candidate in Music (joint degree in composition and musicology), UC San Diego
Dissertation Advisors: Rand Steiger (composition) and David Borgo (musicology)
Dissertation: Solving and Dissolving Musical Affection: a study of the automated music recommendation industry
Chodos, Asher T. “The Blues Scale: Historical and Epistemological Considerations,” forthcoming in Jazz Perspectives
Awarded a 2017 "Frontiers of Innovation" grant for dissertation research on recommender systems
Organizer of University of California Humanities Research Institute working group, “Spontaneity in music and literature: revisiting Chomskian perspectives on communication”
Fellow of the Asian Cultural Council, in support of research into the improvised music scenes of Shanghai and Beijing. International Institute for Critical Improvisation Studies Think Pieces essay on this subject.