Zafar Rafii is currently a research engineer at Gracenote. He received a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from both Ecole Nationale Superieure de l’Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA) in France and Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, and a PhD in Computer Science from Northwestern University. He also worked as a research engineer at Mist Technologies, now known as Audionamix, in France and as a PhD intern at Gracenote. His research interests are centered on audio analysis, at the intersection of signal processing, machine learning, and cognitive science. Some of the projects he has been working on are, among others, music genre classification, adaptive user interfaces, mono and stereo source separation, speech enhancement, audio fingerprinting and cover Identification.