Marc Leman is Methusalem research professor in Systematic Musicology, director of IPEM, Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music, Dept. Musicology, and head of the department of Art History, Musicology, and Theatre Studies at Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium. He is the founder of the ASIL (Arts and Science Interaction Lab) at the KROOK (inaugurated in 2017). His research is about embodied music cognition, music interaction, and associated epistemological and methodological issues. He has > 400 publications, among which several monographies (e.g. “Embodied music cognition and mediation technology”, MIT Press, 2007; “The expressive moment”, MIT Press, 2016) and co-edited works (e.g. “Musical gestures: sound, movement, and meaning”, Routledge, 2010; "The Routledge companion to embodied music interaction", 2017). He teaches courses in Music Psychology (BAIII) and Music Interaction and Technology (MA) at UGent. He was supervisor and co-supervisor of several large National (MAMI...) and European projects (MEGA, EBRAMUS, BEATHEALTH,...). He is member of the Advisory Committee of diverse large institutions in France, Canada, Norway, and other countries, and consulted the European Commission and national research councils in Europe and the US. He is promotor of > 35 PhD Students and had 17 years of experience as editor in chief of Journal of New Music Research (till 2004). From 2016 to 2018 he was member of the Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of Science Europe. Recent ongoing projects include Expressive music interaction: Methusalem II (2015 - 2021), Expressive timing: Foundations of expressive timing control in music (2014 - 2018), Conbots (ICT-EU, starting in February 2020).
2015: Ernest-John Solvay price: five-yearly FWO Excellence award in Humanities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk-4BkATpW4; 2015: Laureate Methusalem II, with the project on Expressive Music Interaction; 2013: Francqui chair at University of Mons (Belgium); 2011: SWIFT award for the project: ‘CIM – Cochlear Implant Music: bringing music back into the life of cochlear implant users and fostering their rehabilitation and social integration through musical interaction.’; 2011: BiR&D award for the multidisciplinary master thesis on ‘Music game with LED shirt’, in collaboration with Prof. dr. ir. Jan Vanfleteren from the Center for Microsystems Technology (CMST); 2007: Honorary position at the University of Belo Horizonte (Brazili): IEAT-position (Catedra IEAT Fundep - Humanidades e Artes); 2007: Laureate Methusalem with project: ‘Embodied music cognition and mediation technologies for cultural/creative Applications