Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
J. Stephen Downie is the Associate Dean for Research and a Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Downie is the Illinois Co-Director of the HathiTrust Research Center. He is also Director of the International Music Information Retrieval Systems Evaluation Laboratory (IMIRSEL) and founder and ongoing director of the Music Information Retrieval Evaluation eXchange (MIREX). Professor Downie holds a BA (Music Theory and Composition) along with a Master’s and a Ph.D. in Library and Information Science, all earned at the University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.