Dr Charlotte Pierce

  • Room: Level: 09 Room: 18
  • Building: Doug McDonell Building
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Computational creativity
  • Evolutionary algorithms
  • Music education


Charlotte is an Associate Lecturer in the School of Computing and Information Systems. Her major research interests lie in the intersection of music and technology, whether that be through teaching tools, computational analysis, assisting creative endeavours, or enhancing the listening experience. Recent research work has focused on the use of evolutionary algorithms to generate targeted musical sight reading exercises for monophonic instruments. Charlotte is a passionate computer science educator. She has extensive experience teaching introductory programming courses, games programming and artificial intelligence, and running professional development workshops.

Recent publications

  1. Pierce, C. Intelligent tools for deliberate music practice: evolving targeted sight reading exercises. . 2019.
  2. Pierce, C.; Woodward, CJ. A taxonomy for describing content and activities in music education. Australian Society of Music Education (ASME) National Conference XXI. Australian Society of Music Education (ASME). 2017.
  3. Dawson, P.; Meehan, A.; Aubron, C.; Cheng, A.; Gailis, R.; Lau, WM.; Pierce, C. Modelling symptom progression in individuals for disease surveillance. 20th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM). International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM). 2013.