Ozgur Izmirli explores new technologies to help create, understand, analyze, organize, experience and perform works in the arts with a focus on music. His research interests are concentrated in models for music understanding, music information retrieval, digital signal processing related to music audio, music perception and cognition modeling, multi-modal computer-user interfaces and real-time interactive music technology. Professor Izmirli has over 55 peer reviewed publications in conference proceedings and journals. More specifically he has devised several models for key finding and modulation detection. His key finding algorithm ranked first in the independent MIREX evaluation in 2005.